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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6 Responses to “Crab and Asparagus Gnocchi and Cheese”

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    Liz — February 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    guess what I’m making for dinner tomorrow nite?…yep this …it sounds good good …i’ll let ya know what the family thinks….

    • beantownbaker — February 18th, 2014 @ 9:26 pm

      I hope you guys enjoy it! Let me know how it goes.

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    Shannon — February 22, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    ooh, what a great twist on mac n cheese 🙂

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    AllAsparagus — February 24, 2014 at 9:51 am

    That looks spectacular. Anyone who finds ways o feature asparagus in new and interesting ways is awesome in my book!

    • beantownbaker — February 24th, 2014 @ 7:05 pm

      I love asparagus! My favorite way to cook it is to grill it. Thanks for tweeting about this recipe.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — March 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I am loving this dish, so full of flavor! I can’t wait to taste it, I love asparagus!

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