Spaghetti Squash w Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Pesto
This is a wonderful alternative to traditional pasta dishes. The squash is just as filling, if not more, compared to flour pasta.
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- 1 Spaghetti Squash
- 18-20 Brussel Sprouts washed and cut into quarters or halves depending on size
- 1TBS Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- 1 oz raw pine nuts or walnuts
Homemade Pesto Sauce Pesto Sauce
- 2 cups Fresh Basil
- 1 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 cup Raw Walnuts or Pistachios soaked (will blend better and digested easier)
- 6 Cloves Roasted Garlic (you can use raw, but only about 3 as raw has more bite)
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- (Makes about 2 cups)
- Set oven to 375 degrees (I always use convection as it cooks 5-10 minutes faster)
- Poke holes all over the squash to release pressure while it’s cooking
- (I use my meat thermometer)
- While waiting for the oven to preheat wash and cut your brussel sprouts, put into a glass-baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Set aside to put into the oven the last 15-20 minutes the squash is in
- Place the squash in a glass-baking dish and slide it into the oven for 50-60 minutes flip over half way thru cooking
- While squash and brussel sprouts are cooking make your pesto sauce (see below) Once the squash is cooked slice it in half length-wise and let it sit until cool enough to handle.
- Using a fork remove the pumpkin like strings and seeds from the middle and throw away, with the same fork pull out all the spaghetti-like strands from the skin and place in a large bowl.
- Dish the spaghetti squash in individual bowls, top with brussel sprouts, pesto sauce and pine nuts or walnuts. Serve warm.
- I suggest you use your blender to make this quick and easy. Add the Olive Oil then the Basil, Garlic and Salt. Blend until you get a sauce like consistency. Finally, add the nuts and continue to blend until mixed well. Pesto will keep in the refrigerator for up to 14 days. It freezes well too.
- If you have left over chicken or ground turkey it is a great add in.
Kim Kane - Health Coach http://workshop.wellnessenlightenment.com/