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Craving pesto spaghetti, but not all the carbs that come along with it? Try this tasty spaghetti squash recipe instead! The arugula pesto recipe is a brilliant way to use up extra leafy greens and herbs.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Jason Donnelly

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20 mins
15 mins
35 mins
2/3 cup squash and about 1 tablespoon pesto each


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Instructions Checklist
  • Pierce squash 6 or 7 times with a sharp knife. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) about 15 minutes or until tender, turning squash every 5 minutes. Cut squash in half lengthwise; cool slightly.

  • Meanwhile, for pesto, in a food processor combine arugula, 1/2 cup basil, cheese, oil, walnuts, garlic, crushed red pepper, and salt. Cover and process until smooth, adding enough of the water if necessary to reach desired consistency.

  • Remove and discard seeds from squash. Using a fork, remove the squash pulp from shell. Divide squash among shallow serving bowls. Top with pesto and, if desired, additional basil.

Nutrition Facts

143 calories; fat 10g; cholesterol 2mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 12g; mono fat 6g; poly fat 2g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 5g; protein 3g; vitamin a 680.3IU; vitamin c 5.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 1.6mg; vitamin b6 0.2mg; folate 32.3mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 182mg; potassium 223mg; calcium 101mg; iron 0.9mg.