Sorta kinda Greekish spaghetti squash sheet pan bake

I posted a few weeks on my Facebook page...

“Help convince me spaghetti squash is not gross.”

So. That tells you my lifelong feelings on this squashy guy. My friends gave me great suggestions, but a couple days later I got a text from my Aunt Amy. She was making a spaghetti squash dish with roasted tomatoes, feta, and olives.

Oh... I like those things. Feta. Salty and strong. Roasted tomatoes, sweet and deep in flavor. Maybe it would be just enough to mask the weirdly stringy and yet mushy texture of spaghetti squash that I am wanting to train my palate to love. Or at least tolerate.

I cooked my spaghetti squash in my instant pot. Piercing it’s skin a dozen times with a sharp paring knife. I added a cup of water to the pot, the steamer basket, and the squash. Closed the lid and put it on manual pressure for 15 minutes.

After I cooled, I took a fork and separated the “noodles”. I spread it out on a sheet pan, and chilled it in the fridge overnight. Kind of because I wanted to see if this would change the moisture issue, and also because I am a mom, and sometimes, life happens and projects just have to wait.

Today, I drizzled the chilled squash with olive oil, salt, pepper, and hot chile flakes. I put my tomatoes and chopped zucchini under the broiler to roast for 7 minutes. I topped the seasoned chilled squash with my tomatoes, zucchini, chopped roasted turkey, a French sheepsmilk feta, whole kalamata olives, and lumps of walnuts.



Tossed it in a 425 degree oven for about 20 minutes. Eat hot, eat cold, or if you’re me, eat it straight out of the pan with a fork.




This would absolutely hold overnight for something easy to toss in after work for dinner, or for a great brunch for a crowd. Sub sausage for the turkey, or roasted chickpeas. Use parm innstead of feta. Use pesto. Be creative! This is so versatile and seriously delicious. Let me know if you try this!

Turned me into a spaghetti squash liker, that’s for sure.

Comments

  1. It makes me so happy yo read this. Not just because you are a spaghetti squash convert, but because you wrote about this simple moment in your life. More, please.

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