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Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Marinara

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 4
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Our Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Marinara is a flavourful and filling vegetarian meal. Top with grated parmesan cheese.
Created Nov 8, 2016
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  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups (500 mL ) sliced crimini mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon (5 mL ) chopped fresh thyme leaves or 1/2 teaspoon (2 mL) dried
  • 4 cups (1 L) your favourite marinara pasta sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese


  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • 2
    Cut squash in half lengthwise with sharp knife. Scoop out and discard seeds. Place squash halves cut side up in heavy-bottomed roasting pan. Brush squash with olive oil; season with salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until fork pierces flesh of the squash easily. If squash seems to be drying out while baking, brush with an additional tablespoon of olive oil.
  • 4
    Remove squash from oven; cool just enough able to handle, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • 5
    Using fork, scrape flesh from squash into "noodles" onto serving platter. If some of the strands clump or gather together, simply separate using your hands.
  • 6
    In 10- to 12-inch (25 to 30 cm) skillet, heat 1 tablespoon (15 mL) olive oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; cook about 3 minutes longer. During last minute of cooking, stir in thyme.
  • 7
    Set mushrooms aside.
  • 8
    Ladle heated marinara sauce over spaghetti squash. Top with mushrooms and a generous amount of grated Parmesan cheese.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    Use a sharp chef's knife to carefully cut the squash in half then use a grapefruit spoon to remove the seeds and fibers.
  • Tip 2
    Wait until squash is cool enough to handle to shred the "noodles" with a fork.

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