Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms
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Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Tomatoes

The perfect addition to a meal.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Spaghetti Squash
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Spaghetti Squash:

  • ½ of a whole spaghetti squash
  • ¼ cup water

For the Mushrooms:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 7 large mushrooms cleaned and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and chopped
  • 2 Roma tomatoes chopped
  • 5 dashes salt
  • 4 dashes ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup white wine a dry, crisp white wine would be a nice choice such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay (unoaked), and Sauvignon Blanc

For Serving:

  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

For the Spaghetti Squash:

  • Very very carefully, cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.
    Cutting this in half is the hardest part because the skin of the squash is super hard.
    It may be best when buying the squash to ask a produce department employee to cut it in half lengthwise for you.
  • Preparing the Squash - with a large spoon, scoop out and discard the pulp and seeds from the middle of the squash.  Add water in the cavity of the squash. 
  • Cooking the Squash - set the squash, cavity side up on a microwave-safe plate. Wet a paper towel and drape it over the top of the squash. Cook until done (should be about 7 minutes).  While the squash is cooking start the mushrooms.
  • Remove the squash along with the plate from the microwave and let sit on a cutting board or hot plate (the plate with the squash on it will be hot); keep it covered with the paper towel.  Let it sit for 5 minutes (it should continue to steam inside of the cavity).  
  • Removing the Strands of Spaghetti Squash - use a fork to scrape the inside of the squash from the skin side towards the middle cavity until all of the “spaghetti strands” are separated from the skin. 

For the Mushrooms (Make these while the spaghetti squash is cooking and cooling):

  • Heat a medium size skillet on medium heat. Add the butter, mushrooms, wine, and garlic. Stir together. 
  • Add the tomatoes, salt, and pepper. Stir together. Cook until the wine reduces just a bit (about 5 minutes). 

For Serving:

  • Transfer the strands of spaghetti squash to serving dishes.
  • Top the spaghetti squash with the mushroom and tomato mixture. Garnish with chopped chives and Parmesan cheese.  Serve while warm.