Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Have you ever come up with a recipe idea in your head and think about it ALL DAY? That’s what I did today. And it was WORTH IT!

I was thinking about dinner earlier and decided I wanted spaghetti squash, but since we just had pasta with tomato sauce last night, I wanted to get a little more creative. With a fridge full of veggies that needed to be cooked soon, I knew just what to make. Spaghetti squash primavera!

I’m not going to tell a whole story because I know you came here for a recipe. So, here it is….

What you need:
1 medium spaghetti squash
1 pound of asparagus
1 red bell pepper
1 yellow bell pepper
1 cup of baby carrots (or regular carrots if you have them) cut in half lengthwise
2 cups of fresh spinach
1 cup of cooking stock, chicken or vegetable (I used chicken because I had it)
Salt, pepper, garlic powder to taste

What you do:
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise (but be careful!) and remove the seeds with a spoon. Drizzle each half (cut side) with EVOO, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Place cut side down on a foil lined baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes.
3. While the spaghetti squash is cooking, chop your asparagus, carrots, and bell peppers. IMG_5822
4. In a large pan over drizzle EVOO and add the chopped veggies and season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. No spinach just yet! Cook over medium/low heat for 10 minutes until vegetables start to soften.
5. Turn burner up to medium/high heat and pour in 1/2 cup of the cooking stock. Simmer in the pan until stock reduces a bit then add the spinach, stirring frequently until spinach wilts. Once the spinach is ready, add the additional 1/2 cup of stock, lower heat to medium/low and bring it back to a simmer.
6. Remove spaghetti squash from the oven and use a fork to pull “spaghetti” out.
7. Add the squash to the pan and let it sit over low heat for 2-3 minutes so the squash acquires the flavors from the stock. Transfer to a serving dish.
8. Grab a fork!

Hope you enjoy! Leave a comment below if you try it and let me know what you think!

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