Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Raisins

If you’re looking for healthy recipes and you haven’t seen Cara’s blog, you should definitely check it out. I’ve had multiple opportunities to eat Cara’s food and it’s all been amazing. She creates a lot of her own recipes and it’s all healthy and delicious!

I decided that for my first shot at making spaghetti squash, I’d turn to Cara’s blog for the recipe. Hubby and I both enjoy squash but I’d never eaten, let alone cooked a spaghetti squash. I can definitely see why it became such a big rage during the Atkins craze. It has a similar texture to spaghetti. The combination of flavors in this dish is amazing. I’ll definitely be trying spaghetti squash again!

Hubby ate this as his lunch entree a couple days and really enjoyed it. I made a few changes to Cara’s recipe, but for the most part it’s the same.

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Spaghetti Squash with Spinach and Raisins

Ingredients:

1 large spaghetti squash, roasted, seeds discarded
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, sliced
1 10oz package fresh spinach, thick stems removed
1/2 c walnuts, chopped
1/2 c raisins
1oz goat cheese, crumbled
pinch of nutmeg, salt & pepper

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350. Cut off top and bottom ends of squash. Slice in half lengthwise and place onto a cookie sheet, cut side up. Roast squash for ~30 minutes until tender.

Meanwhile, toast the walnuts in a dry skillet over low heat. Remove from heat when they are fragrant and just beginning to brown.

Heat the olive oil over medium heat. Cook the onions until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes. Add the spinach, cover, and let cook until the spinach is wilted down, about 5 minutes.

Use two forks to remove the stringy flesh from the cooked spaghetti squash. Toss this with the spinach and onions, and season with salt, pepper and nutmeg. Add the walnuts and raisins and heat through. Mix in about half of the crumbled feta, and top with the rest of the cheese to serve.

Recipe adapted from Cara's Cravings

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12 Responses to “Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Butternut Squash”

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    theblogisthenewblack — November 17, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I would never think to serve bn squash this way! Clever!

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    Emily — November 17, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    omg this looks fabulous. I love the spicy, sweet sauce! I am making this for Thanksgiving apps!

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    Lauren — November 17, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Ok, now THIS is the way to get my husband to eat squash!

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    Rachel Blumenthal — November 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Congrats! This post is featured in this week’s “Recipes of the Week” round-up on BostonFoodBloggers.com: http://www.bostonfoodbloggers.com/2010/11/recipes-of-week_17.html

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    Shannon — November 17, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    what a fabulous idea 🙂

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 17, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Bacon makes everything better!

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    Acacia — November 17, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    This looks amazing! I did something with acorn squash and bacon this weekend, but this looks infinitely better! Maybe I’ll try it for Thanksgiving.

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    Eliana — November 17, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    What a delicious way to serve up squash! This looks amazing.

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    The Small Boston Kitchen — November 18, 2010 at 2:09 am

    Well I’ve never tried squash wrapped in bacon before….maybe I’d be singing a different tune? I’ve never met anything covered in bacon that I didn’t like..

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    Sharon — November 18, 2010 at 8:51 am

    Squash wrapped in bacon..Sounds yum and am sure it will be a hit at my place…

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    Jamey — November 28, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    Yum! I had prosciutto on hand, so I used strips of that.. I did some with crushed red pepper flakes rather than jalapeño .. My family preferred without the pepper-they thought it just tasted better that way…I tried all ways and it is just a yummy, flexible recipe! Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — December 1st, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

      Glad this recipe worked out for you and your family!

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