Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Lentils and Homemade Marinara Sauce

spaghetti squash pasta

spaghetti squash pastaI am so excited to introduce you to the closest thing that I have to a sous chef in my kitchen!  It is the Dorot line of products, my most clutch ingredient that’s especially helpful on busy days when I’m inspired to cook but don’t have time to get fresh herbs from the market.  If you are not familiar with Dorot’s products, maybe its time for you to visit your local Trader’s Joe or Whole Foods to pick up some up, you won’t be disappointed.  (Note: the Dorot’s product line is located in the frozen food aisle). In this spaghetti squash pasta recipe, I decided to make my own pasta sauce because it’s so easy to make with a little help from Dorot’s. The pasta sauce recipe is made of real ingredients without adding sugar. This low carb pasta recipe is perfect for those of you who are vegans, and lentils are a great protein source for those of us trying to limit an animal protein consumption. This pasta is so delicious and fresh!

spaghetti squash pasta

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doors crushed garlic

My kids went back to school last month and since we moved into a new area, we have to adjust our time into our new schedules.  With my love of cooking, I make meals for my readers and of course for my family.  Sounds pretty fun right? It is but it’s also very time consuming, especially without preparation beforehand. Even with when I do plan ahead and think I’m ready, I often end up making two more last minute trips to the grocery store.  Getting quality ingredients and having them ready at home makes all the difference.  That is why I keep Dorot’s products handy in my freezer….always ready when I need to use them.  I like how they are easy to use and provide the perfect amount of herbs, no measurement spoons needed and no prep or clean-up!  I can spend less time in the kitchen with less effort and stress, which translates to  more time to relaxing and spending time with kids.

 

dorot chopped basils

The Dorot products:

  • Crushed Garlic
  • Chopped Parsley
  • Chopped Basil
  • Glazed Onions
  • Chopped Dill
  • Chopped Cilantro
  • Chopped Chili
  • Crushed Ginger
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Servings: 2 -4
Author: Posh Journal
Ingredients
  • 1 Spaghetti squash
  • 3 pounds tomatoes or use 1 can can whole tomatoes 28 oz
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 cubes Dorot Crushed Garlic
  • 4 cubes Dorot Chopped Basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • Green lentils they stay firm when cooked, unsalted
Instructions
  1. Slice the spaghetti squash in half, remove the seeds
  2. Preheat the oven to 400F.
  3. Drizzle spaghetti squash with olive oil and season with salt/peper
  4. Roast for about 15-20 minutes , flesh side down
  5. Cut tomatoes in half, then puree (you may discharge the skin or keep the skin intact)
  6. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven
  7. Add the garlic and quickly saute (do not brown)
  8. Stir in the tomatoes, tomato paste, basil sprig, bay leaf, italian seasoning, salt/pepper
  9. Cover and simmer on low heat for about 10 - 15 minutes
  10. Cook green lentils (follow the instructions on the product packaging)
  11. Place spaghetti squash in a pasta bowl, add cooked lentils and marinara sauce
  12. Enjoy

spaghetti squash pasta

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13 Comments

  • Reply Robin Ruehrwein Sep 21, 2016 at 3:51 am

    That sounds like a delicious meal. Spaghetti squash is one of my favorite things to eat.

  • Reply Katie Smith Sep 21, 2016 at 7:51 am

    I have tired the spaghetti squash before and I don’t know how I feel about it. It is on the sweater side not savory. I will have to give it a try again. Thanks

  • Reply Kendra Sep 21, 2016 at 10:43 am

    This looks so good! I love spaghetti squash!

  • Reply Elizabeth O. Sep 21, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    This is the first time I’ve heard of Dorot and I already think it’s an awesome brand especially if you are concerned about your family’s eating habits. This will make preparing homemade meals easier for us moms and in return, we’re sure we’re feeding them hearty and healthy homemade meals!

  • Reply Liz Mays Sep 21, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    Oooh, delicious and an awesome use of Dorot products. I think I’d like this dish!

  • Reply Cindy Ingalls Sep 21, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    I’m always looking for ways to up my spaghetti squash game. I’ve added ground turkey, but I love the idea of using lentils and keeping it vegetarian.

  • Reply Amanda Love Sep 21, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    I’d love to give spaghetti squash a try, it’s such an awesome alternative to pasta. This dish looks amazing and i’m glad you found a good brand that has all the basic ingredients when it comes to cooking.

  • Reply Kelly K Sep 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    This looks so delicious! I love that you used lentils and the Dorot herbs make this so convenient and perfect for busy weeknights!

  • Reply Nicole Escat Sep 22, 2016 at 12:30 am

    My son would love this. he like pasta dishes and I know that this is going to be his favorite!

  • Reply Nicole Etolen Sep 22, 2016 at 12:33 am

    My son loves marinara sauce. I will try your recipe and hopes he will love it.

  • Reply Ryan Escat Sep 22, 2016 at 12:40 am

    Squash pasta? Sounds new to me, I will tell my wife to cook it. I want to try this.

  • Reply Steve Goodwin Sep 22, 2016 at 5:33 am

    those Dorots line of spices seem so cool. I will have to check it out next time I’m out shopping! Thanks for sharing.

  • Reply RonRon Sep 23, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    This looks so delicious. So yummy! I like it!

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