Wegmans Spaghetti Squash with Pomodoro Sauce

Wegmans Nella Neeck shows you how to actually love veggies with this tasty, easy recipe. Your meat and potatoes family members will enjoy this one as well. The sauce tastes fresh. The spaghetti squash give you that comfort food feeling without all the calories. Definitely a keeper. This will warm you right up on a chilly fall or winter night.

Ingredients

Spaghetti squash 1 Large , halved stem to blossom end, seeded
Extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Onion 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) , finely chopped
Crushed red pepper 1/8 Teaspoon
Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) , mince
Rosemary sprig 1 Small
Canned tomatoes 14 Ounce , crushed with juices (San Marzano Tomatoes, (about 1 1/2 cups after blending))
Salt To Taste
Cracked black pepper To Taste
Pecorino romano cheese 4 Teaspoon , grated
Basil leaves 12 Small , chiffonade

Directions

GETTING READY

1. Place squash, skin side up (one half at a time), in microwave-safe dish cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH, 10-12 minutes, until tender.

2. Let rest covered, 10-15 minutes, until cool enough to handle. Carefully remove plastic wrap to avoid steam.

3. Run tines of fork lengthwise over cut surface of squash to loosen spaghetti-like strands. Scoop out strands.

MAKING

4. Heat oil in skillet on medium-low. Add onion and pepper flakes and cook 5 minutes, or until onion is translucent but not browned.

5. Add garlic continue to cook another 2 minutes. Add rosemary and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper. 6. Simmer on low 10 minutes. Remove and discard rosemary sprig.

7. Add spaghetti squash to sauce and toss quickly and gently to heat through.

SERVING

8. Top each serving with 1/2 tsp cheese and garnish with basil.

TIP

For easier cutting, poke squash several times with fork. Place squash on microwave-safe plate microwave on HIGH 7-8 min until squash begins to soften. Carefully remove cut and cook as directed.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 184Calories from Fat 44

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g7.7%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 217 mg9.04%

Total Carbohydrates 36 g12%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars

Protein 4 g8%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet