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Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash with Gruyere

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Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash with Gruyere






  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (2½ to 3 pounds)
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup freshly grated Gruyere cheese
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chiffonade
  • Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. *Cook spaghetti squash using your preferred cooking method. 
  2. Use a large fork to scrape the flesh and scoop out the spaghetti-like strands of squash into a serving bowl.
  3. Toss the tomatoes and garlic gently with the squash and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Sprinkle with the freshly grated cheese and garnish with fresh basil and salt and pepper, to taste.

Serving size: 4

*Roast it:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds. Pierce the shell several times with a knife.  Place the squash cut- side up on a baking pan and roast in the oven 50-60 minutes until flesh is fork tender. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes or until cool enough to handle.

*Microwave it:  Cut squash in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.  Place squash cut sides up in a microwave dish with ¼ cup water.  Cover with plastic wrap and cook on high for 10-12 minutes, depending on size of squash.  Add more cooking time if necessary until flesh is fork tender.  Let stand covered for 5-10 minutes.


  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan and sauté garlic with finely chopped shallots until golden, about 3 minutes. Toss with roasted spaghetti squash.
  • Roast squash and sprinkle with freshly squeezed lemon juice, small amount of butter and red pepper flakes.
  • Toss roasted squash with prepared Marinara or Arrabiata Sauce.
  • Heat olive oil in skillet, sauté chopped onion for 3-4 minutes, add chopped kale; stir and sauté until onions are golden and kale is partially cooked, about 5 minutes.  Toss together with roasted squash, sprinkle with chili powder and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Recipe provided by Cooper Clinic Nutrition Services.