Total Time
2hrs 5mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

It's wonderful when something so healthy tastes so good! Serve a salad and some garlic bread with this and you have a great meal! From Dr. Andrew Weil.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the spaghetti squash in a large pot of water (it should float) and bring to a boil; lower heat, cover and boil gently for 50 minutes.
  2. Another option is to bake the squash first-- cut it lengthwise and place the halves skin-side down in a baking dish with an inch of water; cover the dish with foil and bake at 350º F for about 45 minutes, or until meat is tender.
  3. While squash is cooking, peel and slice the carrots, celery, onion and bell pepper.
  4. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add the onion and carrot, with some water to prevent sticking. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables with some red pepper flakes and a dash of salt, if desired. Sauté, stirring frequently, till vegetables are barely tender, about 10 minutes.
  5. Pre-heat oven (if you are cooking squash on top of the stove)to 350 degrees F.
  6. Add crushed tomatoes, basil and oregano to taste, and a sprinkle of ground allspice. Squeeze in 2-5 cloves of garlic. Simmer uncovered for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, grate the mozzarella and Parmesan.
  7. Remove squash from pot or oven and allow to cool until you can handle it. If it is whole, cut it in half lengthwise, then remove seeds with a spoon and squeeze any excess water out of meat.
  8. Remove meat and break it up into strands with a fork or potato masher. Mix squash well with vegetables and put half in the bottom of a large baking dish. Top with half the cheeses, the rest of the squash, and then the rest of the cheeses.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and slightly browned. Let cool 15-20 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

I truly liked this recipe, thank you. As with any recipe there are tweaks to be made to make it your own, I added mushrooms a little more garlic, doubled the red pepper flakes, and replaced the olive oil with 1 slice of heavy smoked bacon. I stored this in my Recipe Box, it is a keeper!

Mr. D January 26, 2015

This is an awesome recipe! It's something that both my husband and I enjoyed, which doesn't happen often, as we have such different tastes. I try to make a batch of marina sauce every week, and used that with the squash. Used a blend of smoked Gouda, smoked Cheddar and Parmesan. I made it two nights ago.. and am making a double batch right now to have for quick lunches this week! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

GertieGirl February 12, 2012

Cooked squash in microwave (sliced in half, removed seeds, 1/4 c water in bottom of bowl, covered, zapped for 10-12 min). Used preshredded cheeses and a can of rotel tomaotes. This casserole makes a great vegetarian main dish and didn't take long with the shortcuts.

LaJuneBug November 18, 2007

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