Spaghetti Squash, Italian Style

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Prep Time10minutes
Cook Time45minutes
Passive Time
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash, Italian Style
Amount Per Serving
Calories 110 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Sodium 523mg 22%
Potassium 4mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.03g 0%
Sugars 0.003g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 9%
Calcium 21%
Iron 1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

I have only a few regrets in my culinary career and one of them is that I did not discover spaghetti squash until later in life! You can do so much with it and the rich, buttery taste makes it a fantastic gluten-free substitute for traditional pasta.

One cup only contains 42 calories and just 0.5 grams of fat! It is also a rich source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6!

This recipe, once the spaghetti squash has baked in the over, comes together in less than a minute!



  • 1 large spaghetti squash, cut in half with seeds removed
  • 2 Tbl. olive oil
  • 1 Tbl. garlic, crushed
  • 10 leaves fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup Follow Your Heart Parmesan Shreds


  1. Cut spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise and remove seeds.
  2. Place upside down on a baking sheet with about 1/2" of water and 1/2 tsp. salt.
  3. Bake in preheated 400-degree oven for 45 minutes to an hour. (Time varies based on the size of the squash.) NOTE: if water evaporates, add more so the pan is not completely dry during cooking. To test doneness, the squash skin should be easily pierced with a fork.
  4. Pour half of the olive oil into a large bowl. Top with one half of the squash, shredded (use a fork to scoop the squash out of the shell.) Add the remaining ingredients and top with the other half of the shredded squash.
  5. Toss and serve immediately.

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