Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes & Basil

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

Low fat and microwave friendly! A low calorie alternative to real pasta.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put squash halves cut side down in a 2-quart microwave-safe baking dish.
  2. Pour in 1/2 cup of water; cover the dish securely with plastic wrap.
  3. Using a sharp knife, cut four slits in plastic to serve as steams vents.
  4. Cook in microwave on the high setting for 12 minutes, rotating dish halfway through, until squash is soft when touched.
  5. Let stand, covered,3 to 5 minutes.
  6. In a large bowl, toss together all remaining ingredients except pinenuts;set aside.
  7. While the squash is still warm, use a fork to scrape out the flesh; it will part into spaghetti like strands.
  8. Add to tomato mixture and toss gently to combine.
  9. Garnish with toasted pine nuts and slivered basil sprigs, if desired.


Most Helpful

Made this for PAC Spring 2007 -- My grandmother and I both loved this! I doubled the feta, and I used the black peppercorn flavored type. I also didn't have any pine nuts on hand, so I left them out (probably a good thing, because Gram can't chew them anyhow). We'll definitely be making this again. Thanks for posting!

Muffin Goddess May 18, 2007

Wow, this is good! I too skipped the pine nuts (didn't have any) and I up'ed the Feta a bit. Great recipe, I'll make it often.

zinniasnmarigolds July 05, 2004

This was delicious! I boiled the squash (20 mins) and left out the nuts (I didn't have any). I have been meaning to try this recipe forever, and I'm glad I finally did! Thank you so much princess 7!

Carianne January 05, 2004

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