Thursday, June 24, 2010

Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce

adapted from Today's Parent magazine. every month this mag gives me a really easy recipe that actually tastes good. for some reason - maybe the nice pictures? - i always feel like i can do it. these are confidence booster recipes for the kitchen challenged. also do you know about spaghetti squash? co cute. so magical. so fun!

2 large spaghetti squash
olive oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 small onion chopped
2 cans plum tomatoes
some dried oregano
fresh basil chopped
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar *
parmesan cheese **

* i skip this no biggie
** i use nutritional yeast because dairy makes me CRAZY. nutritional yeast is a super option whenever you need to grate some cheese on a dish - chili, pasta, etc... however whenever  i make grilled cheeses for the kids i die a little bit inside because there is nothing like a classic gooey grilled cheese - sad face.

preheat oven to 400F
cut squash in half rub it with some olive oil
place face down on baking sheet lined with foil
cook for 45 mins. with a fork scrape the awesome spaghetti strands of squash into a bowl. magical right?! add salt & pepper

while the squash is in the oven you should be making the sauce...
heat some olive oil in a pan add garlic and onions
once the onions are clear add the cans on tomatoes, oregano basil salt and pepper
simmer for approx 30 minutes until it gets a little thicker
so easy

eat it.

1 comment:

  1. LOVE your blog. Non stop laughing with every post.