Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Almonds | Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipe | The Good Hearted Woman
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Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Almonds

Jarlsberg, almonds, and garlic combine to bring crunch and rich, nutty depth to this versatile, crowd-pleasing dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Skillet time5 mins
Total Time45 mins
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Course: Main dish or side
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Keyword: almonds, garlic, spaghetti squash
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 191kcal
Author: Renée B. ♥ The Good Hearted Woman



  • 1 medium spaghetti squash halved and seeded
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chopped almonds toasted
  • 1/2 ounce fresh basil chiffonade (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 ounces Jarlesberg shredded (about 1/2 cup)
  • Fresh ground black pepper


Roast Spaghetti Squash

  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Carefully split the Spaghetti Squash in half from blossom to stem. [Here's a safe, easy method for doing that if you're not sure how.]
  • Clean out seed cavity, and sprinkle the inside of the squash halves with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the cut side down on a Silpat mat (or parchment) lined baking sheet and roast for 25-35 minutes, or until fork tender.
  • Allow cooked squash to cool cut side down for at least 10 minutes. Use a fork to scrape out the insides and separate strands. Set aside.
    [For more specific directions/pictures, see "How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash" below.]

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic & Almonds

  • Heat a 10-inch cast iron or other large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Toss in chopped almonds into dry skillet and sauté for 1-2 minutes, just until they are barely beginning to toast. (You will smell the toasting before you see it.)
  • Immediately reduce heat to low, and add a tablespoon or so of olive oil. Toss in the minced garlic and sauté one more minute.
  • Stir in cooked spaghetti squash and turn heat back up to medium. Using tongs, continue to sauté for about 2-3 more minutes, until almonds and garlic are distributed evenly and squash is heated through. (Try not to cook it too long, or the spaghetti squash strands will get mushy.)
  • Remove from heat. Toss in grated Jarlsberg cheese and fresh basil. Using tongs, toss to mix. Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Garnish with additional cheese, almonds, and basil. Serve warm.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 191kcal | Carbohydrates: 12.7g | Protein: 17.1g | Fat: 13.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.6g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 484mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 3.7g | Sugar: 4.4g | Calcium: 171mg | Iron: 1mg
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