With the late continuation of winter, I have been craving some good old fashioned comfort food without the fuss of a bunch of dirty dishes. So I decided to try out a little experiment and it worked! I have the pleasure of introducing you to the "Not a Single Dish Necessary" Spaghetti Squash! I hope this keeps you comforted throughout the rest of this wonderful winter weather.
1 medium sized spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 minced garlic cloves
1 cup organic tomato sauce (no sugar, additives or preservatives!)***
10-15 halved cherry tomatoes
7-10 chopped basil leaves
salt and pepper to taste
red chili flakes (optional)
*** If you would like to make your own sauce, try out our simple tomato sauce.
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
2. Cut squash in half ("hot dog" style) and place each half on a separate piece of aluminum foil.
3. Rub 1 tablespoon of olive oil on each half and evenly sprinkle the minced garlic.
4. Put 1/2 cup organic tomato sauce in the bowl of each half.
5. Evenly add the chopped basil and cherry tomatoes.
6. Cover each half with the aluminum foil and place on a baking tray.
7. Bake in the oven for 50 to 80 minutes. When ready, the squash will be fork tender all the way to the skin and the sauce will be boiling.
8. Either eat it in the "bowl" of the skin and aluminum foil or transfer to a plate. Add salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste. Enjoy!