Wednesday, January 4, 2012

In Honor of National Spaghetti Day

It's National Spaghetti Day.  Celebrate in style!

Spaghetti Squash Pesto
Recipe adapted from
Photos by Bake Yourself Happy

Spaghetti Squash Pesto

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 15 large basil leaves
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese

  1. CUT the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds and fibers.
  2. PLACE in microwave safe dish with a little bit of water in the bottom.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 8-10 minutes, until flesh is soft.
  3. REMOVE from microwave and carefully scoop out flesh with a fork.  This will give it the spaghetti shape!
  4. COMBINE basil, garlic, olive oil, and Parmesan cheese in a food processor.  Blend until smooth.
  5. COMBINE pesto and and spaghetti squash.  We also added diced tomato and chicken breasts that marinated in balsamic vinaigrette!

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