Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Tomato

Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
This fun squash is an interesting way to serve vegetables in a dish that is appealing to kids.
¼ cup vegetables
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
3 from 2 votes

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes


  • Wash hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Preheat oven to 400 °F
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Soften spaghetti squash by cooking for 2–3 minutes in the microwave. Remove from the microwave.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape out seeds.
  • Place squash on baking sheet with hollowed-side down. Bake for 45–50 minutes or until a fork will easily go into the peel. Heat to an internal temperature of 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • While squash is cooking, place tomato sauce, garlic powder, and Italian seasoning in a small saucepan. Stir. Heat on medium heat for about 5–7 minutes. Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
  • Remove squash from the oven. Carefully turn over. Use a fork to scoop the squash out of the peel. Place contents in a medium bowl.
  • Combine squash and seasoned tomato sauce. Toss.
  • Serve ⅓ cup of squash topped with ½ Tbsp cheese. Garnish with basil. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.


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Nutrition Facts
Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce USDA Recipe for Family Child Care Centers
Amount Per Serving 0 ⅓ cup Roasted Spaghetti Squash With ¼ cup vegetables Tomato Sauce and ½ Tbsp cheese
Calories 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g0%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 146mg6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g2%
Dietary Fiber 1g4%
Total Sugars 2g2%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
  • Contains milk (mozzarella cheese).
  • 10 ½ oz is about ½ a small squash; gently wash squash under running water before cooking.
Yield / Volume