Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Basil

October 21, 2020

by Sammi Lowe
Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Basil

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Author: Staff

Skill Level: Medium

Cuisine: European

Servings: 4-6


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • Salt and black pepper to taste

Spaghetti squash with tomato and basil is the low-carb comfort food you’ve been looking for. Surprisingly easy to prepare, spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta!

How to Make Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Basil

  1. Cook squash using either the microwave or oven.Oven method: Place whole squash in microwave and cook 5 minutes so it is easy to cut. Cut in half and remove seeds. Place squash cut side down in a baking pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes at 375°F.

    Microwave method: Carefully pierce squash with a knife in several places all around. Place whole squash in the microwave on a microwaveable paper towel. Cook until soft, checking and rotating the squash every 5 minutes.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk oil, basil, oregano and parmesan cheese. Stir in tomatoes.
  3. When squash is cool, scrape the inside with a fork, creating “noodles.”
  4. Add “noodles” to tomato mixture and toss until combined. Season with salt and black pepper.