Spaghetti Squash With Olives & Goat Cheese Recipe

Spaghetti Squash with Olives & Goat Cheese is a delicious and healthy dish that is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. The spaghetti squash is roasted until tender and then tossed with a flavorful combination of olives, goat cheese, and fresh herbs. The result is a dish that is both creamy and tangy, with a hint of sweetness from the roasted squash. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized with your favorite toppings and seasonings.

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Ingredients for Spaghetti Squash With Olives & Goat Cheese Recipe

  • 1/2 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil, Divided
  • As required Salt And Pepper, To Taste
  • 1 cloves Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1/4 cup Pitted And Sliced Olives
  • 2 ounce Goat Cheese, Crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon Chopped Fresh Herbs

Directions: Spaghetti Squash With Olives & Goat Cheese Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Preheat the oven to 400掳F (200掳C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • STEP 2.Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and pulp.
  • STEP 3.Drizzle the cut sides of the squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • STEP 4.Place the squash halves cut side down on the prepared baking sheet and roast for 40-45 minutes, or until the flesh is tender and easily separates into strands with a fork.
  • STEP 5.Remove the squash from the oven and let it cool slightly. Use a fork to scrape the flesh into strands.
  • STEP 6.In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  • STEP 7.Add the spaghetti squash strands to the skillet and toss to coat them in the garlic-infused oil.
  • STEP 8.Stir in pitted and sliced olives, crumbled goat cheese, and chopped fresh herbs (such as basil or parsley).
  • STEP 9.Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes, until the ingredients are heated through and the cheese is slightly melted.
  • STEP 10.Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • STEP 11.Serve the spaghetti squash with olives and goat cheese warm, garnished with additional fresh herbs if desired.

Cooking Tips

  • To make the spaghetti squash easier to cut, you can microwave it for a few minutes before slicing.
  • Feel free to add other vegetables or proteins to the dish, such as roasted cherry tomatoes or grilled chicken.
  • For a vegan version, omit the goat cheese or substitute it with a vegan cheese alternative.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat the leftovers in a skillet over medium heat until heated through.
  • Serve the spaghetti squash with olives and goat cheese as a main dish or as a side dish alongside grilled meat or fish.
Nutrition
value
296
calories per serving
32 g Fat< 1 g Protein2 g Carbs2 g FiberOther

Current Totals

  • Fat
    32g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Carbs
    2g
  • Fiber
    2g

MacroNutrients

  • Carbs
    2g
  • Protein
    < 1g
  • Fiber
    2g

Fats

  • Fat
    32g

Vitamins & Minerals

  • Calcium
    60mg
  • Iron
    1mg
  • Vitamin A
    5mcg
  • Vitamin B1
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B2
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B3
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B6
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin B9
    7mcg
  • Vitamin B12
    0mcg
  • Vitamin C
    < 1mg
  • Vitamin E
    5mg
  • Copper
    < 1mcg
  • Magnesium
    21mg
  • Manganese
    3mg
  • Phosphorus
    7mg
  • Selenium
    < 1mcg
  • Zinc
    < 1mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. All nutritional information presented are estimates and not meant to substitute professional dietary advice or treatment
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Recipe By Slurrp