Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Recipe

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Joseph Modified: October 20, 2021
Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti Recipe

How To Make Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Made with herbs, mushrooms, and tomatoes, enjoy tender spaghetti squash that’s turned into a complete meal with tangy marinara sauce.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 55 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2tspolive oil
  • 1onion,chopped
  • 8ozfresh mushrooms,(1 pkg), sliced
  • 1pinchgarlic salt
  • 3clovesgarlic,minced
  • 28ozcrushed tomatoes,(1 can)
  • 6oztomato paste,(1 can)
  • 1tspdried basil
  • 1tspdried oregano
  • 1spaghetti squash
  • 2tbspparmesan cheese,freshly grated, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion for about 3 minutes until translucent. Add mushrooms and garlic salt; saute for about 5 minutes until onion and mushrooms are tender.

  2. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute more. Add crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, basil, and oregano. Cover and simmer for about 45 minutes until flavors combine.

  3. Pierce skin of the spaghetti squash in several places. Place in a microwave-safe bowl and cook, turning every few minutes, for about 5 minutes per pound until tender. Drain any liquid that accumulates in the bowl. Let squash cool until easily handled.

  4. Cut squash in half. Carefully scoop out seeds with a spoon and discard. Run a fork through the flesh, separating it into strands. Place strands directly in a strainer; excess liquid will continue to drain off.

  5. Divide squash among pasta bowls. Top with a generous portion of marinara and Parmesan cheese.

  6. Serve and enjoy.

Recipe Notes

Don’t be afraid to substitute a can of sliced mushrooms. It will still be tasty!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 197.35kcal
  • Fat: 5.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.36g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.16g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.90g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.44g
  • Fiber: 8.35g
  • Sugar: 19.22g
  • Protein: 9.71g
  • Cholesterol: 3.16mg
  • Sodium: 790.90mg
  • Calcium: 181.97mg
  • Potassium: 1369.33mg
  • Iron: 4.85mg
  • Vitamin A: 70.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 33.90mg
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