Spaghetti Squash Primavera


What you’ll need: 1 small spaghetti squash (you’ll need 2 cups cooked), 1 tsp olive oil, 1 tbsp minced shallots, 1 clove garlic crushed, 1/4 cup red onion diced, 1/4 cup celery diced, 1/4 cup carrots diced, 1 cup broccoli florets,1/2 cup diced zucchini, 2 cups marinara sauce, 1/2 tbsp grated Pecorino Romano (optional), 3 oz fresh mozzarella (optional)

Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and membrane. Season lightly with salt and black pepper; bake about 1 hour, or longer if needed on a baking sheet, cut side down. 
If you prefer the microwave, stab the squash with a knife all around and place on a microwave safe dish. Microwave 7-9 minutes or the skin gives when cut with a knife.
Once cooked, use a fork to scrape the strands out into a bowl. In a medium saute pan heat the oil over medium-low heat. Add the shallots, garlic, red onion, celery and carrots and cook 5 minutes, stirring. Add the broccoli and zucchini and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add the marinara sauce, increase heat to medium and simmer until the vegetables are tender crisp, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add 2 cups of the spaghetti squash, Pecorino Romano and stir, adjust the salt and pepper to taste and cook 1 minute. Divide the vegetables in two small casserole dishes, or you can use the shells of the spaghetti squash to make boats, then place under the broiler or in a hot oven until the cheese melts.

Recipe from skinnytaste.com


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