Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers

This fun squash is an interesting way to serve vegetables in a dish that is appealing to kids.
CACFP CREDITING INFORMATION
⅝ cup vegetable
¼ oz eq meat alternate
SOURCE
Team Nutrition CACFP Easy Recipe Project
TeamNutrition.USDA.gov
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Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 2 hrs

Ingredients
 

25 Servings

    Weight

    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
    • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
    • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
    • - - Garlic powder
    • - - Italian seasoning, dried
    • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
    • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

    Measure

    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
    • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
    • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
    • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

    50 Servings

      Weight

      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
      • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
      • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
      • - - Garlic powder
      • - - Italian seasoning, dried
      • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
      • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

      Measure

      • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
      • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
      • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
      • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
      • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
      • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

      Quantity
       

      25 Servings

        Weight

        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
        • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
        • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
        • - - Garlic powder
        • - - Italian seasoning, dried
        • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
        • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

        Measure

        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
        • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
        • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
        • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
        • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

        50 Servings

          Weight

          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
          • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
          • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
          • - - Garlic powder
          • - - Italian seasoning, dried
          • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
          • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

          Measure

          • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
          • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
          • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
          • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
          • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
          • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

          Ingredients
           

          25 Servings

            Weight

            • - - Nonstick cooking spray
            • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
            • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
            • - - Garlic powder
            • - - Italian seasoning, dried
            • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
            • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

            Measure

            • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
            • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
            • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
            • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
            • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
            • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
            • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

            50 Servings

              Weight

              • - - Nonstick cooking spray
              • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
              • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
              • - - Garlic powder
              • - - Italian seasoning, dried
              • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
              • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

              Measure

              • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
              • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
              • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
              • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
              • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
              • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

              Quantity
               

              25 Servings

                Weight

                • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                • - - Garlic powder
                • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                Measure

                • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                50 Servings

                  Weight

                  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                  • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                  • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                  • - - Garlic powder
                  • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                  • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                  • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                  Measure

                  • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                  • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                  • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                  • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                  • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)
                  *See Marketing Guide

                  Ingredients
                   

                  25 Servings

                    Weight

                    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                    • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                    • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                    • - - Garlic powder
                    • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                    • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                    • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                    Measure

                    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                    • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                    • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                    • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                    50 Servings

                      Weight

                      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                      • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                      • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                      • - - Garlic powder
                      • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                      • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                      • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                      Measure

                      • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                      • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                      • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                      • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                      • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                      Quantity
                       

                      25 Servings

                        Weight

                        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                        • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                        • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                        • - - Garlic powder
                        • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                        • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                        • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                        Measure

                        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                        • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                        • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                        • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                        • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                        50 Servings

                          Weight

                          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                          • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                          • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                          • - - Garlic powder
                          • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                          • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                          • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                          Measure

                          • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                          • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                          • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                          • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                          • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)
                          *See Marketing Guide

                          Ingredients
                           

                          25 Servings

                            Weight

                            • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                            • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                            • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                            • - - Garlic powder
                            • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                            • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                            • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                            Measure

                            • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                            • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                            • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                            • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                            • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                            • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                            • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                            50 Servings

                              Weight

                              • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                              • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                              • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                              • - - Garlic powder
                              • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                              • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                              • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                              Measure

                              • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                              • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                              • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                              • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                              • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                              • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                              • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                              Quantity
                               

                              25 Servings

                                Weight

                                • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                                • - - Garlic powder
                                • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                Measure

                                • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                                • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                50 Servings

                                  Weight

                                  • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                  • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                  • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                                  • - - Garlic powder
                                  • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                  • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                  • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                  Measure

                                  • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                  • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                  • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                                  • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                  • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                  • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                  • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)
                                  *See Marketing Guide

                                  Ingredients
                                   

                                  25 Servings

                                    Weight

                                    • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                    • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                    • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                                    • - - Garlic powder
                                    • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                    • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                    • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                    Measure

                                    • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                    • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                    • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                                    • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                    • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                    • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                    • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                    50 Servings

                                      Weight

                                      • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                      • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                      • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                                      • - - Garlic powder
                                      • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                      • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                      • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                      Measure

                                      • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                      • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                      • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                                      • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                      • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                      • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                      • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                      Quantity
                                       

                                      25 Servings

                                        Weight

                                        • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                        • 4 lb 13 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                        • 3 lb 5 oz Tomato sauce
                                        • - - Garlic powder
                                        • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                        • oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                        • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                        Measure

                                        • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                        • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                        • 1 qt + 2¼ cups Tomato sauce
                                        • 1 Tbsp + 1 tsp Garlic powder
                                        • 2 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                        • 1½ cups + 1 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                        • ½ cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                        50 Servings

                                          Weight

                                          • - - Nonstick cooking spray
                                          • 9 lb 10 oz Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                          • 6 lb 10 oz Tomato sauce
                                          • - - Garlic powder
                                          • - - Italian seasoning, dried
                                          • 12½ oz Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                          • - - Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)

                                          Measure

                                          • 1 spray Nonstick cooking spray
                                          • - - Spaghetti squash, fresh, whole
                                          • 3 qt + ½ cup Tomato sauce
                                          • 2 Tbsp 2 tsp Garlic powder
                                          • 1 Tbsp 1 tsp Italian seasoning, dried
                                          • 3 cups + 2 Tbsp Mozzarella cheese, part-skim, shredded
                                          • 1 cup Basil, fresh, chopped (gently wash basil under running water water before cutting)
                                          *See Marketing Guide

                                          Instructions
                                           

                                          • 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 5–7 minutes in the oven. Remove from the oven.
                                          • 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 7–10 minutes. Heat to 140 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds.
                                          • Remove squash from the oven and carefully turn over. Use a fork to scoop the squash out of the peel. Place contents in a large bowl.
                                          • Combine squash and seasoned tomato sauce. Toss.
                                          • Serve ½ cup (#12 scoop) squash topped with 1 Tbsp cheese. Garnish with basil. Serve immediately, or keep warm at 140 °F or higher.

                                          Nutrition INFORMATION

                                          Nutrition Facts
                                          Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Sauce USDA Recipe for Child Care Centers
                                          Amount Per Serving 0 ½ cup Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Sauce and 1 Tbsp cheese
                                          Calories 53 Calories from Fat 9
                                          % Daily Value*
                                          Total Fat 1g2%
                                          Saturated Fat 1g6%
                                          Cholesterol 3mg1%
                                          Sodium 291mg13%
                                          Total Carbohydrates 9g3%
                                          Dietary Fiber 1g4%
                                          Total Sugars 4g4%
                                          Protein 3g6%
                                          Calcium 3mg0%
                                          Iron 1mg6%
                                          *
                                          *Marketing Guide

                                          Notes

                                          • Contains milk (mozzarella cheese).
                                          • 4 lb 13 oz is about 2 medium squash.
                                          • 9 lb 10 oz  is about 4 medium squash.
                                          Yield / Volume
                                          25 Servings:

                                          Weight: 6 lb 14 oz

                                          Yield: 3 qt 3 cups

                                          50 Servings:

                                          Weight: 13 lb 12 oz

                                          Yield: 1 gal 3 qt 2 cups