Grecian Spaghetti Squash Saute

Prep Time: 20 Min | Cook Time: 25 Min | Serves: 4 | Difficulty: Easy

Grecian Spaghetti Squash Saute Recipe


2 pound(s) uncooked spaghetti squash
2 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), sliced
2 tsp minced garlic
14 1/2 oz canned diced tomatoes, undrained
1 cup(s) chickpeas (15 oz), drained and rinsed
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp lemon zest, freshly grated
1/4 tsp table salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 cup(s) dill, or mint, fresh, chopped
1/4 cup(s) pot cheese, or fat-free crumbled feta


Pierce squash with a fork in several places. Place on microwave-safe plate in microwave. Microwave on high, turning squash over every 3 minutes, until tender, about 12 to 15 minutes; let stand 5 minutes. (Or, to bake squash, preheat oven to 350ºF. Halve squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place squash, cut sides down, in a large baking dish and prick skin all over with a fork. Bake until tender, 30 to 40 minutes.)

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet. Add scallions and garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add diced tomatoes, chickpeas, oregano, lemon zest, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.

Cut cooked squash in half lengthwise; scrape out seeds and then scrape strands of squash into skillet with a fork. Cook, stirring, until squash strands are well coated. Remove from heat and stir in dill or mint. Top each serving with feta cheese. Yields about 1 cup of squash and 1 tablespoon of cheese per serving.