Tasty And Filling Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Tasty And Filling Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Tasty And Filling Pesto Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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When making this squash spaghetti for the first time, I wanted to use things I usually put in my pasta, like pesto and mushrooms. It tastes great and I think most people will like it; I know I can! Serve with garlic bread. 

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeded
  • 3 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 cup kale, stems removed and leaves chopped
  • 4 white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons prepared pesto
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.
  2. Place squash skin-side down on a prepared baking sheet. Bake until cooked through, about 1 hour. Remove from oven; cool for 10 minutes. Once squash is cool enough to handle, scrape flesh into string-like strands with a fork. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  3. Melt 1 tablespoon of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir until onion begins to turn translucent. Stir in kale and mushrooms; reduce heat to medium low.
  4. Stir in squash, remaining 2 tablespoons butter, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes; cook for 2 minutes. Remove from stove and place squash mixture in a large bowl.
  5. Stir olive oil and pesto into the squash mixture. Slowly add grated Parmesan cheese, stirring until evenly mixed.