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This Spaghetti Squash and Kale Pesto is Your Answer to Dinner All Week Long

October  3, 2016

Most of the components for Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto and Burrata can be made ahead of time—they'll be ready for you to assemble into various meals all week after a long day at the office.

So put the components of this recipe to use. See how:

Pick up the following from the store:

  • Bread

  • Parsley

  • Spaghetti squash

  • Burrata

  • Kale

  • Parmesan

  • Garlic

  • Lemon

  • Salad greens

  • Carrots

  • White beans

  • Your favorite tomato sauce

  • Parmesan cheese

  • Eggs

  • Pasta

  • Frozen shrimp

Here's how to eat well all week long:

  • Make a dressing with your kale pesto by adding about 2 tablespoons olive oil, along with 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, and the juice of half a lemon. Salt to taste. Spoon it over greens—maybe more kale, since you've already got it—and top with bread crumbs or a 5-minute egg.

  • Make the night simple and cool with an edgy roasted carrot situation. Simply use the kale pesto instead of the carrot top pesto to coat roasted carrots. Serve with burrata cheese.

  • Make a rustic white bean ragout and spoon it over reheated spaghetti squash.

  • Make a frittata or quiche with the spaghetti squash and pesto.

  • Top your spaghetti squash with sautéed shrimp and you have a sort-of shrimp scampi.

  • With whatever pesto you have left, make pasta—of course.

Is pesto the secret star of this recipe? What is your favorite way to use pesto? Let us know in the comments!

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Connor B. October 3, 2016
Hands down my favorite spaghetti squash recipe.