Recipes and Cooking Savory Pies Spaghetti Squash Frittata Topped with Romesco Try this delicious twist on the classic pasta frittata. By Abra Berens Abra Berens Website Abra Berens is a Michigan chef, author, and former farmer. Through every recipe written and meal served, she aims to tighten the connection between eaters and growers. She believes we can invest in a stronger, more equitable food system for everyone, from producers to grocers to consumers. Her cookbook Ruffage: A Practice Guide to Vegetables was a 2019 Michigan Notable Book winner and James Beard Award nominee. Her dinners at Granor Farm in Three Oaks, Michigan, made her a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Chef: Great Lakes. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on October 21, 2022 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Carson Downing Prep Time: 10 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 20 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Jump to recipe Abra didn’t think her favorite childhood dish of pasta frittata—pan-fried leftover pasta bound with just enough egg to hold together—could get any better until she swapped the noodles for squash. Time in the oven magically transforms the inside flesh of this plain-Jane squash into veggie noodles—spiralizer not required. When selecting, look for firm, heavy squash that are pale to dark yellow in color with dry, corklike stems. Ingredients 2- to 2 1/2 lb spaghetti squash 4 pepper roasted piquillo chile pepper or 1 roasted bell pepper 1/2 cup almonds, toasted 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup sherry vinegar 2 clove garlic cloves, halved 1 tsp smoked paprika 1/2 cup olive oil 6 large large eggs 1/2 cup half and half 2 cups chopped fresh kale leaves Directions Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut squash in half lengthwise. Place squash cut sides down on a parchment- or foil-lined baking sheet. Bake until squash collapses when pushed with a finger, 40 to 45 minutes. Meanwhile, for the romesco, combine peppers, almonds, tomato paste, vinegar, garlic, paprika, olive oil, and a big pinch of salt in a food processor. Process into a chunky paste. When squash is tender, remove it from oven and let stand until cool enough to touch. Scoop seeds out of the squash and discard. Scoop warm flesh into a large bowl. In a medium bowl whisk together eggs, half-and-half, and 3/4 tsp. additional salt. In a large oven-going skillet, heat additional 2 Tbsp. olive oil over medium-high until shimmering. Add spaghetti squash flesh; cook and stir until squash just starts to brown, 7 minutes. Add kale and cook 2 minutes more. Spread mixture evenly in skillet. Remove from heat; pour egg mixture over top. Place skillet in oven and bake until the egg custard is set, 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes. Slice frittata into wedges and serve with a hearty spoonful of romesco over the top. Serves 6. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 397 Calories 32g Fat 20g Carbs 12g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 397.4 % Daily Value * Total Fat 31.6g 41% Saturated Fat 6.1g 30% Cholesterol 193.1mg 64% Sodium 186.8mg 8% Total Carbohydrate 20.2g 7% Dietary Fiber 5.3g 19% Total Sugars 7.7g Protein 12g Vitamin D 1mcg 5% Vitamin C 36.8mg 184% Calcium 158.6mg 12% Iron 3mg 17% Potassium 625.8mg 13% Fatty acids, total trans 0.1g Vitamin D 41.4IU Alanine 0.6g Arginine 0.8g Ash 2.3g Aspartic acid 1.3g Caffeine 0mg Carotene, alpha 31mcg Choline, total 173.9mg Copper, Cu 0.4mg Cystine 0.2g Energy 1663.2kJ Fluoride, F 1.7mcg Folate, total 51.7mcg Glutamic acid 2.2g Glycine 0.5g Histidine 0.3g Isoleucine 0.6g Leucine 0.9g Lysine 0.7g Methionine 0.2g Magnesium, Mg 74.8mg Manganese, Mn 0.9mg Niacin 2.4mg Phosphorus, P 223.9mg Pantothenic acid 1.5mg Phenylalanine 0.6g Phytosterols 41.9mg Proline 0.6g Retinol 99.2mcg Selenium, Se 17.9mcg Serine 0.7g Starch 0.1g Theobromine 0mg Threonine 0.5g Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 7.1mg Tryptophan 0.2g Tyrosine 0.4g Valine 0.7g Vitamin A, IU 6846.1IU Vitamin A, RAE 425.5mcg Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg Vitamin B-6 0.4mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 371.6mcg Water 258.7g Zinc, Zn 1.6mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.