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Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Browned Butter Walnuts


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20 minutes
40 minutes
Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Browned Butter Walnuts

An easy and delicious seasonal squash recipe that can double as a hearty side dish or vegetarian main course.


2 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeds removed

1 stick (8 tablespoons) salted butter

1 cup raw walnuts, roughly chopped

1-2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage

3 cloves garlic, minced or grated

1 cup whole milk, nut milk, or canned coconut milk

3 ounces creamy goat cheese, crumbled

1/3 cup grated manchego cheese

3 tablespoons basil pesto, homemade or store-bought

1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes

kosher salt and black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Place the squash on a plate and microwave 3 minutes. Let cool slightly, then cut in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and discard. Place the squash in a baking dish and season the cut sides with salt and pepper. Transfer to the oven and bake 30-35 minutes or until the squash is tender.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 6 tablespoons butter, the walnuts, sage, and a pinch of salt in a large skillet. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the butter is browned and the walnuts are toasted. Remove the nuts from the skillet to a plate.

  4.  In the same skillet, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with the garlic. Cook until the garlic is fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add the crushed red pepper flakes, milk, goat cheese, manchego, and pesto. Season with salt and pepper. Bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat, stirring constantly until smooth and creamy. Remove from the heat.

  5.  When the squash is ready, use a fork to scrape the squash into strands, then toss the squash with the pesto cream sauce. Serve the squash warm, topped with buttery walnuts.


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