This recipe is available in French

Spaghetti Squash Marinara

BCfresh Spaghetti Squash Marinara

Kids will love this fun and healthy substitute for pasta that's served with a simple marinara sauce flavoured with garlic and basil.


  • 1 BCfresh Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (30 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Marinara Sauce

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/3 cup onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2.5 cup jarred passata (strained and puréed Italian tomatoes)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 6 basil leaves, torn
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped


  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Line baking sheet with parchment. Halve squash lengthwise & scrape out seeds.
  • Drizzle cut sides with olive oil & season with salt & pepper. Place on prepared baking sheet; bake cut sides down for 45 minutes or until tender.
  • Using a fork, scrape out strands of spaghetti squash; squeeze gently to remove excess liquid. Transfer to serving plate.

Marinara Sauce

  • Meanwhile, in skillet, heat oil over medium heat; cook onion & garlic for 4 or 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in tomato paste; cook for 1 minute.
  • Stir in passata, salt & pepper; bring to simmer. Simmer for 20 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  • Stir in basil. Spoon marinara sauce over spaghetti squash. Top with Parmesan & parsley.


This recipe is available in French.