Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce (without the pasta!)

12 Sep

This dish is great for pasta lovers who are trying to lose weight! It’s 100% vegetables, loaded with nutrients and full of delicious flavours. I made a tomato sauce for this recipe, but there are so many other options when using spaghetti squash. If you’re feeling naughty you could make a vegan alfredo sauce, or if you want to keep it simple, melt a tablespoon of earth balance into the squash with seasonings of your choice!

Ingredients:

1 Spaghetti squash, for noodles!

2 tomatoes, roughly chopped

1 can tomato paste

1 can stewed tomatoes, chopped

1 yellow onion, diced

1 zucchini, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 bunch spinach, roughly chopped

1 tbs dried basil

salt & pepper to taste

In large saucepan on medium heat, cook onion and garlic until onions are translucent. Add in all remaining ingredients, bring to boil over medium-high heat, then simmer. The longer you simmer the more flavourful the sauce will be so I made this sauce 2 hours before I cooked my squash. If you don’t have 2 hours, don’t worry, the sauce will be tasty if you simmer if for 30 minutes!

To make your noodle, cut squash in halves, then quarter the halves. Put pieces flesh-side down in a steamer and steam for 20-25 minutes, or until fork can easily pierce squash. To release the “spaghetti” use a fork and rake the squash into a bowl.

To serve, put a portion of squash on a plate, and top with sauce and enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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2 Responses to “Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce (without the pasta!)”

  1. cameraphonevegan September 14, 2012 at 2:54 am #

    i’ve always meant to try spaghetti squash. i even bought one once, but let it go bad ๐Ÿ˜ฆ maybe sometime soon!

    • theveganlovers September 14, 2012 at 3:31 am #

      I promise it’s worth it! Really yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

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