Here’s a very simple easy recipe for Roasted Spaghetti Squash with mushrooms, garlic and sage – a flavorful side dish or vegetarian main, perfect for fall. Keep it vegan or add some grated Romano cheese and toasted pine nuts for extra depth and flavor. For extra wow, drizzle with a little truffle oil – optional but really delicious. Serve this with roasted chicken, fish or just on its own as a vegan/vegetarian main dish, alongside a salad. For more spaghetti squash recipes and ideas…try this Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash or my favorite… Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Puttanesca!
Split the squash in half and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and roast in the oven. Feel free to do this ahead and keep in the fridge. Alternatively, you can microwave, cut sides down for about 12 minutes.
Place in a 400 F oven and roast for 40-50 minutes, until tender.
Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and then scoop out the squash, setting it aside.
In a heavy-bottom skillet saute the onions, garlic and mushrooms, then add the spaghetti squash and fresh sage and season with salt, pepper and a pinch of nutmeg. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan or Romano cheese if you like. If feeling decadent, drizzle a little truffle oil over the top before serving.
I love that spaghetti squash can be treated like pasta, and so I tend to think of it in this way.
Have fun with it and try adding different things into the mix. Toss it with roasted veggies or Italian sausage and a red sauce. Serve it like spaghetti with homemade meatballs.
Play up its texture….it’s fabulous!
Hope life is treating you kindly this week….
- 1 small spaghetti squash (about 2 lbs)
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 2 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ an onion, chopped
- 12- 16 ounces sliced mushrooms - cremini, shittake or chantrelles
- 4-6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
- 3 Tablespoons fresh torn sage
- salt and pepper to taste
- generous pinch nutmeg
- ¼ cup grated Romano cheese (or Parmesan)
- drizzle truffle oil - optional but delicious
- toasted pine nuts - optional
- Preheat oven to 400 F
- Cut spaghetti squash in half (either way) and place open side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake 40 minutes-50 minutes - or microwave for 12 minutes.
- While squash is baking, heat oil and butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Sauté onions until just tender about 2-3 minutes. Add mushrooms , turn heat to medium and saute until they begin to release their liquid,about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and sage and continue cooking until mushrooms brown, about 4 minutes. Season generously with salt and pepper and nutmeg.
- Check squash, by piercing with the tip of a sharp knife to see if it's done.
- When tender, take out of the oven, turn over and let it cool slightly until cool enough to handle, then scoop out seeds. Scoop out the spaghetti squash into the saute pan with the mushrooms and stir to incorporate. Taste for salt, and add more if necessary. Stir in most of grated cheese, saving some for garnish. Place in a serving bowl, top with remaining cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil and sprinkling of pine nuts.