Margarita Spaghetti Squash

Margarita Spaghetti Squash

The spaghetti squash is baked in the oven and then stuffed with tomatoes, basil, and mozzarella cheese.

This simple recipe can be served as a main dish or also makes a perfect side dish.


  •     1 large spaghetti squash

  •     2 tbsp. olive oil

  •     1 large Roma tomato, chopped

  •     2 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped

  •     1/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

  •     1 tsp garlic powder

  •     salt & pepper to taste

  •     baking pan/knife/fork


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise down the middle.  Use a spoon to remove the seeds and center strings.

  3. Drizzle both halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

  4. Place the squash, open side down on a cookie sheet and bake for 30 minutes.

  5. Remove from the oven, check to see if the squash is soft and can be easily scraped with fork, spaghetti like texture. If it’s too hard to remove, cook for another 10 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven, leave the squash in the skin and scrape the inside with a fork.

  7. Turn the oven on broil.

  8. Mix in the tomatoes and fresh basil, top with the mozzarella cheese

  9. Place in the broiler for 3-4 minutes, until the cheese is melted and slightly browned.

  10. Allow to cool for 5 minutes before serving.

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