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Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

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In Cooking Outside the Box, Chef John features the best of fall with a spaghetti squash and fresh tomato basil sauce.


Easy to prepare and delicious, it makes a healthy addition to any diet.




1 spaghetti squash

4 tomatoes

4 basil leaves

1/4 cup red wine

1/4 cup water

2 tablespoon olive oil

1 clove garlic

Salt and pepper to taste 




Spgahetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce; Cooking Outside the Box with Chef John
Watch Chef John prepare this dish: Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce

Cut squash in half length wise. Bake at 375° until tender. Alternatively, you may steam the squash if preferred.


Once cooked, remove pulp with a fork leaving the squash in long strands.


Dice tomatoes and garlic.


In a sauce pan heat oil, add tomatoes and garlic reduce heat to medium. Add wine and water, let mixture simmer for 10 minutes add thinly sliced basil.


You can either serve this chunky or puree in a blender for a smoother texture.


Place squash in the center of serving dish a surround with the sauce.


Serves 4


Nutritional Information Per Serving


Calories - 150
Protein - 2 g 
Carbohydrates - 17 g
Fat - 8 g
Fiber - 1.2 g

Cholesterol - 0