Anotheryarn Eats

March 25, 2009

March 25: Simple yet satisfying

Filed under: Recipes — Tags: , , — anotheryarn @ 8:42 pm

I flew home today Wednesday after a week and a half away, the fridge only had your basics, not much in the way of produce and I was glad that I hadn’t gotten around to making this dish.  It had been added to the weekly meal plan multiple times but each week I didn’t get around to preparing it.  What I ended up making was a mash-up between a Rachel Ray recipe involving spaghetti squash and tomato sauce (from a search on her website it seems it actually involves meat too) my mom told me about at christmas and this other dish that is a saute of spaghetti squash and tomatoes that a friend makes.


Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • oil
  • 1 shallot
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1-14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2-3 t tomato paste
  • 1/4 – 1/2 t oregano
  • salt
  • pepper
  • parmesan cheese
  • handful pine nuts

Preheat the oven to 375 F.  Cut the spaghetti squash in half vertically (you might have to cut the stem off first).  Scrap out the seeds, I find a melon baller works nicely and oil the cut edges.  Place squash face down on a cookie sheet (optionally line the cookie sheet with foil for easier clean-up) and bake for 30-50 minutes, check for doneness by flipping the squash and poking a fork in the flesh; the flesh should be tender.  My squash took about 45 minutes.

When the squash has about 15 minutes left heat 1 T oil in a 2 qt saucepan and saute 1 diced shallot.  When it is soft add  2 small garlic cloves.  Once the garlic is fragrant add the can of diced tomatoes, tomato paste,  oregano, salt and pepper. Simmer for a while.  Taste and adjust the seasonings.  Let it simmer covered while you prep the squash.  In a small pan toast the pine nuts.

Scrap squash into small pieces, place in two bowls, top each with half the tomatoes, grated parmasean and toasted pine nuts. Enjoy.



  1. Why’d you go home? I mean, I’m assuming you went back to MO, since you mentioned your mum…but then there’s no reason for me to do so. Did you go somewhere fun?

    Comment by fractone — April 1, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

    • Me and my use of the word “home” which might be 4 different residences based on where I am at the moment and who am I talking to. In this instance home was what most think of as home, my house, and back to being with TheHusband and TheDog. I had spent a week and half with my dad’s family, doing some necessary aging grandparents type activities and just hanging with family. More detail to come in an email.

      Comment by anotheryarn — April 3, 2009 @ 4:42 pm

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