Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

I really enjoy pumpkin and I really enjoy mushrooms and what’s better than combining these two healthy superfoods, to create a delicious meal. What I like to make is oven-baked spaghetti squash with mushrooms with a creamy sauce.

When I was at university I often did cook for small quick meals just for myself and that is why a whole spaghetti squash is too much for one meal. So I did usually bake the squash and refrigerate one half to prepare a dish for the next day.

With today’s half, I will prepare a creamy spaghetti squash with mushrooms.

Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

Creamed Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms

 

Ingredients for one serving

  • half a spaghetti squash
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • 1/2 cup vegan feta cheese
  • Italian herbs
  • 2 tbsp refined olive oil
  • a small onion
  • a handful of mushrooms (whichever mushrooms you prefer)
  • salt
  • pepper

Topping:

  • crushed roasted walnuts

Preparation

In case you missed out on how to prepare spaghetti squash follow these steps:

  • Preheat oven to 4oo degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half and with a tablespoon scoop out the seeds.
  • Brush the insides of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  • Place both halves, with the cut side down on a baking tray.
  • Bake for 40 minutes or until meat is soft.
  • Fluff the insides out with a fork.

  • Heat olive oil in a saucepan. Add in the spaghetti squash strands.
  • Stir in the cream and mix well. Add in a little water to avoid burning. Then add vegan feta cheese and Italian herbs. Mix well and set aside.
  • Dice onions and mushrooms.
  • Heat olive oil in a frying pan.
  • Add onions and saute until golden brown. Add in the mushrooms. Cook until mushrooms are soft. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add sauteed mushrooms to the creamy spaghetti squash. Mix well.
  • Transfer the creamy dish into an ovenproof bowl.
  • Top with feta cheese and bake in the oven at 360 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes or until slightly golden brown on top.
  • Garnish with crushed roasted walnuts.

Enjoy!

Whether as a main course or as a hearty side dish, mushrooms can be prepared in many different ways.

They are especially interesting for vegetarians, as mushrooms are a great alternative to replace meat in many dishes.

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