Spaghetti Squash – with Lemon Cream Sauce


1 medium spaghetti squash (enough for 1 lb cooked)

1 lb vegetables cut into bite-size pieces (zucchini, summer squash, asparagus etc)

2 Tbsp unsalted butter

1 cup heavy cream

2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Juice of 1 lemon

Zest of 1 lemon

½ cup grated parmesan cheese plus more for serving

Salt/pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 F. Cut spaghetti squash in half. Remove seeds. Brush the cut side lightly with olive oil. Place on a baking sheet (cut side down) and roast in the often at 400 F until tender but crisp, approximately 45 minutes. Use a fork to check to see if it is done.

Cool slightly. Scrape out the squash with a fork. Discard skins. Keep squash warm in a low oven (125 F).

While squash is roasting, sauté veggies in olive oil until tender but crisp. Set aside.

Sauce: In a saucepan or large sauté pan, melt butter. Add cream and allow to cook at a low simmer (do not boil) until the sauce thickens slightly. Fold in the veggies, lemon juice, zest, cheese, salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute more.

Divide the spaghetti squash onto four plates. Pour the lemon sauce over the spaghetti squash and sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

Spaghetti SquashTerri McDermott is a lead trainer for SOYA. Her upcoming trainings include an immersion Oct 1 -18th Walloon Lake Michigan and an online training starting Sept 1st.