I love spaghetti squash. I really do. I am always seeking ways to get my family to love it like I do. So, when I came across this recipe, I got very excited.

My neighbor has the most glorious garden that he invites me to openly shop. I found a gorgeous spaghetti squash and knew I needed a special recipe to highlight its glory.

So, I spent some time with my new best friend, Pinterest, until I found the perfect recipe. So, without further ado, here is my new favorite spaghetti squash recipe.

Thanks to health.com for this recipe!

 

 

Creamy Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus and Rosemary

 

 

   (picture from www.health.com)

Ingredients:

1 small spaghetti squash

Extra-virgin olive oil

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 lb. thin asparagus, steamed tender

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 tsps minced fresh rosemary

½ c part-skim ricotta cheese

1 tbsp toasted pine nuts

 

Preparation:

Halve squash. Microwave on high 20 to 30 minutes, until fork-tender. Discard seeds. Scrape out squash strands with a fork; place in a bowl.

Drizzle with oil, and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper; keep warm.

 

Heat 1 tbsp oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat.

Slice asparagus into 1-inch pieces; saute’ with garlic and rosemary for 1 minute.

Stir in ricotta and squash. Season with salt and pepper. Saute’ until hot and creamy.

Top with pine nuts.

 

I served this as a side dish to a rotisserie chicken. Like most working moms, I love recipes that allow for cooking ahead and saving time. To save time in preparation in this recipe, I cooked the squash the night before. Since the squash was a large squash rather than the small squash called for in the recipe, I had plenty left over to vacuum seal and freeze for later meals.

I picked up a rotisserie chicken on my way home, and then prepped this side dish. It took me only about 15 minutes or so to prepare this meal. I found the recipe delicious and creamy. My husband and youngest were still holdouts on this recipe. My oldest enjoyed it with me. And in truth, secretly I was pleased because I really enjoyed the leftovers the next day for lunch!