Lemon Asparagus Spaghetti Squash

June 12, 2017
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Photo by grabsomejoy
  • Serves 4-6
Author Notes

A light and fresh spaghetti squash saute with asparagus, peas, garlic and lemon! —grabsomejoy

What You'll Need
  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • pinch salt and pepper
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups chopped asparagus
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon zest
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup grated Pecorino Romano
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scrape out the seeds-Brush the insides with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 40 minutes.
  4. When the spaghetti squash is done, use tongs to flip the squash over to let cool.
  5. In a large fry pan heat up your butter over medium heat. Add in your asparagus and cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally.
  6. While your asparagus is cooking carefully scrape out the squash with a fork and place in a large bowl. Set aside.
  7. Next return to your asparagus pan and turn the heat down to low. Add in your peas, minced garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until peas are tender but not mushy.
  8. Stir in your spaghetti squash and the Pecorino Romano. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  9. Serve immediately and top with more Pecorino Romano.

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Suzy Q. November 15, 2019
A simple recipe but my results were less than expected. If I do make it again I'd use 1.5 T lemon juice and maybe 1 T or so of lemon rind. I found this too lemony, but others may not. BTW I love lemon in savory and sweet dishes. Maybe it'll mellow a bit? I'll taste it again tomorrow. I always wonder when there are no am I missing something here? Then again, it could very well just be me?