This Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash recipe is super healthy, easy, and delicious. A great side dish to complement any main course!
OK, so I realize that the title of this dish is just a list of 3 ingredients. But they are all seriously good ingredients that go together perfectly. Think of it as Tomato & Basil flavored Spaghetti Squash: Grape tomatoes are roasted with spaghetti squash and then tossed together with fresh basil, salt & pepper, and feta cheese. It is so simple but so good. The whole dish takes about 10 minutes of hands-on time. The rest of the time is just spent impatiently waiting for the squash to roast.
Roasting brings out the sweetness of the grape tomatoes, and gives the spaghetti squash a little bit more flavor and texture (as opposed to steaming it in the microwave). Being generous with the fresh basil in this recipe gives it a lovely fresh aroma that makes me think of fresh summer salads. Mixing them all together releases the lovely roasted tomato juices and all the freshness of the basil.
I am not one of those people who thinks that spaghetti squash tastes like spaghetti… or who calls spiralized zucchini ‘zoodles’… or who can pretend that noodle-less squash lasagna is as good as the real thing – as if you can actually trick yourself into thinking that vegetables are as good as pasta. (Sorry ya’ll, but that’s just delusional). But as far as 100% healthy vegetable side dishes, it doesn’t get more delicious than this Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash recipe and I make it regularly because it is just so easy and it goes perfectly with almost anything!