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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boat on plateI love spaghetti squash. It's easy to cook, has a great texture, swaps out a bunch of my favourite carb-heavy pastas, and is packed with awesome nutrients. Here, I've turned them into lasagna boats using my homemade tomato sauce. The alternating layers of squash, sauce, and cheese are so comforting. I used pepperoni sticks in the sauce because they give it the most amazing smoky flavour and smell. You can use any meat you like, or skip it and go vegetarian.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

ingredients
 

Steps:

  1. Heat a couple teaspoons of oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add all the veggies and pepperoni, cook for 10 minutes until partially softened. Add the thyme, oregano and the can of tomato sauce. Stir well, then add enough water so it's level with all the ingredients. Bring to a boil, then simmer for about 35 minutes until the veggies are softened and the liquid has been absorbed.
  2. cooking vegetables for sauce
     
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  3. Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half. Remove all the seeds and save them for roasting for a snack at a later date.
  4. seeds removed from Spaghetti Squash
     
  5. Cover the halves with plastic wrap, then microwave on high for 5-10 minutes depending on your microwave wattage.
  6. Spaghetti Squash halves in microwave
     
  7. Scrape out most of the squash flesh with a fork and place into the bowl. Leave some at the bottoms.
  8. Spaghetti Squash shreds in squash & bowl
     
  9. Spoon a layer of the sauce on each squash halve, then sprinkle with cheese.
  10. Spaghetti Squash half with sauce and cheese
     
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  11. Add a layer of the reserved spaghetti squash strands on top, then add some more sauce.
  12. more sauce on squash noodles
     
  13. Top with a hefty amount of cheese.
  14. cheese on sauce
     
  15. Cover squash halves loosely with foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  16. Spaghetti Squash in oven
     
  17. Uncover and bake another 10-15 minutes, until cheese is melty and edges are browned. Serve and enjoy the layers!
  18. spoon of Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
     
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February 8, 20190 found this helpful

I really like lasagna but I always find the pasta a bit rubbery. The squash has got to be a great swap for the pasta, texture wise, plus it would add an interesting flavor. This recipe is saved!

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February 8, 20190 found this helpful

Yes! I find it rubbery, too! You will like this :)

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