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Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Squash
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Spice Islands®

Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

Difficulty

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

8 servings

Ingredients

2 teaspoons Mazola® Corn Oil

1 onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

8 ounces sliced mushrooms

1/2 medium green bell pepper, chopped

1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste

1 can (15 ounces) no salt added tomato sauce

1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

2 teaspoons Spice Islands® Sweet Basil

1 teaspoon oregano, crushed

1/4 teaspoon Spice Islands® Fine Grind Black Pepper

1 medium spaghetti squash

2 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese

Instructions

Heat oil in a large, deep saucepan or Dutch oven over medium heat.  Add onion and cook until soft, about 3 to 5 minutes.  Add garlic, mushrooms and green pepper; cook 3 to 4 minutes.  Stir in tomato paste, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and spices.  Simmer 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.  Scoop out seeds.  Pour 1/4 cup water into a large glass baking pan.  Place halves, cut side down in pan.  Microwave on HIGH for 15 to 17 minutes, until squash is tender. 

Carefully turn over squash halves, so they are cut side up. Use a fork to scrap out the flesh into a large serving bowl.  The fork will cause the squash to shed into long strands, similar to spaghetti. 

To serve:  Place 1/2 cup of squash on plate, top with 1/2 cup of sauce. Thinly slice or chop cheese and garnish over top. 

 

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