Simple Spaghetti Squash

11 Jan

Happy Friday!

I’m so glad the hectic week is over and I can take the weekend to relax & live life! The other night, I posted a simple meal of spaghetti squash with marinara sauce & black beans I made on Twitter and many of you asked me for the recipe. To be honest, I made this recipe one night when I was craving a combination of spaghetti and chili (odd…right?) I pretty much threw together some simple ingredients and voila…one of my favorite meals was made:

spaghetti squash

Let’s Get Started, shall we?!

“Spaghetti” Marinara w/ Black Beans


1 Spaghetti Squash

1 can of black beans rinsed & drained

1/2 yellow onion

1 clove of chopped garlic

Marinara Sauce (to your liking)


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2.Take a large knife and poke holes all over the spaghetti squash. Place the squash in the microwave for 4 minutes (enough to soften it)

3. Take a large knife and cut the spaghetti squash in half length wise. Scoop out the seeds and discard them.

4. Place the squash cut side down in a glass dish with about 1/2 inch of water & cover with foil. Put in the oven for 50 minutes.

5. When there is about 10 minutes left, sauté the onions & garlic in a pan with olive oil. After 2 minutes, add the black beans. Add the marinara sauce to the pan and let simmer.

6. When the squash is done, take a fork  and shred the squash. It will shred into little noodles!

7. Put the shredded squash in a bowl and pour the sauce on top.

8. Enjoy!

**I baked my squash so that the noodles came out a bit crunchy. If you like softer noodles, leave it in the oven for another 5-10 minutes.**

I hope you enjoy this recipe! It is so simple to make and makes great leftovers as well! Try it out & let me know if it satisfies your spaghetti craving 🙂


2 Responses to “Simple Spaghetti Squash”

  1. Alex @ therunwithin January 11, 2013 at 8:35 pm #

    mm that sauce sounds amazing, love the addition of black beans.


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