Sign In / Sign Up
Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Squash

Spice Islands®

Marinara Sauce with Spaghetti Squash


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

8 servings


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


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. 


Additional Content

Enhance Your Holiday Meal
Enhance Your Holiday Meal
Give your usual holiday menu a tasty makeover with premium Spice Islands® spices and seasonings. From the main course to dessert, adding premium spices makes all the difference.
Cook Once, Feast All Season Long
Cook Once, Feast All Season Long
A smart cook knows holiday leftovers are lifesavers on the day after the feast, but a true kitchen genius has an eye on new and exciting dinners through the new year.
A Friendsgiving Menu Made for Sharing
A Friendsgiving Menu Made for Sharing
Everyone is eager to see the family for Thanksgiving, but a lot of us like to extend the festivities to our close friends—thus, Friendsgiving was born.