May 21
2014

Caprese Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes {Vegetarian}

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Roasted tomatoes add sweet and rich flavor to this vegetarian caprese spaghetti squash recipe. Basil and mozzarella top off the fresh flavors. Plus, scroll down for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Thanks to DelCampo for helping me to share this recipe with you.
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“The sum is greater than the parts? I don’t get it.” Since it was our older son asking the question, my husband explained it in his language…soccer terms. A group of 11 really good soccer players are just that individually…good. When you put them together, they can become something fantastic, even legendary.

Yep, he got it.

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Caprese salads are the culinary equivalent of the same concept. Sweet tomatoes on their own…great! Fresh mozzarella cheese…you guessed it. Great. Basil…yeah, great. Put them altogether and drizzle with a fruity extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Legendary.
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Since I am somewhat smitten with the caprese flavors, I try to work them into quick breads, meatballs and even frittatas.

Even spaghetti squash wasn’t safe from my obsession.

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The key to any good caprese is ripe, sweet tomatoes. DelCampo recently introduced cocktail tomatoes called T’mates. They are sweet, juicy and perfect for stuffing as an appetizer.

That is, if the t’mates last that long. It’s so tempting to pop them straight into your mouth one a time, which we did with about 20 of them in under 10 minutes (I’m not kidding).

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The tomatoes became even sweeter when roasted with olive oil and garlic. Be prepared for your kitchen to smell incredibly good for several hours! The whole process takes only 15 minutes, during which time you can be cooking the spaghetti squash in the microwave.

While we ate this caprese spaghetti squash as a meal, it would make a great side dish for your next backyard barbecue.

If you are looking for the T’mates in your supermarket, they are sold in recyclable cardboard containers, each holding about a dozen tomatoes.

Find out more about DelCampo T’mates on their Facebook page.

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Caprese Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes {Vegetarian}

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1 cup

Calories per serving: 170.8cal

Fat per serving: Total Fat 10.7g / Saturated Fat 1.0g

Caprese Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Roasted Tomatoes {Vegetarian}

Calories 170.8 / Total Fat 10.7g / Saturated Fat 1.0g / Cholesterol 0mg / Sodium 249.9mg / Total Carbohydrates 13.7g / Fiber 2.8g / Sugars 3.9g / Protein 3.5g / WW (Old Points) 4 / WW (Points+) 4

Ingredients

    The tomatoes:
  • 10 Del Campo t’mates (11.5 oz.), cut into ¼-inch slices
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp ground pepper
  • The dressing:
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp agave nectar or honey
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • The spaghetti squash:
  • 1 (3 lb.) spaghetti squash
  • 2 oz. fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 5 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced

Instructions

    The tomatoes:
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and
  2. lightly coat with cooking spray.
  3. Place the tomatoes in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle the tomatoes with the olive oil, and sprinkle them with garlic,
  5. oregano, salt and pepper.
  6. Roast until the tomatoes are slightly shriveled and soft, 15 to 20 minutes. Roughly chop the tomatoes and set aside.
  7. The dressing:
  8. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, agave (or honey) and salt.
  9. The spaghetti squash:
  10. Using a large, sharp knife, pierce a spaghetti squash in several places.
  11. Place the spaghetti squash in a glass baking dish and cook in the
  12. microwave on high for about 15 minutes, turning the squash halfway
  13. through cooking.
  14. Before handling, let the squash stand for 10 minutes. Cut it in half lengthwise and scrape out the seeds and fibers. Using a fork, twist out strands of the spaghetti squash flesh and place in a large bowl. Let stand at room temperature.
  15. Add the roasted tomatoes, mozzarella, basil and dressing to spaghetti squash. Toss gently to combine. Serve.

Notes

From the kitchen of Cookin' Canuck | cookincanuck.com

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by DelCampo for helping me to share this recipe with you.

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{ 126 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Cara's Healthy Cravings May 21, 2014 at 4:38 am

Caprese Salads are my idea of summer! So fresh and flavour packed!

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2 Mary Happymommy May 21, 2014 at 5:06 am

I love tomatoes in salad!

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3 Elaine Haskins May 21, 2014 at 5:13 am

This recipe looks awesome! I love tomatoes.

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4 Anne Weber-Falk May 21, 2014 at 5:20 am

Hey, this looks really good. I’ve added it to my vegetarian list of recipes. Thanks a bunch.

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5 Nicole S May 21, 2014 at 5:31 am

love the unique recipe!

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6 Zhaleh May 21, 2014 at 5:36 am

Excellent idea! I’ve never used fresh mozzarella in pasta before.

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7 Katie May 21, 2014 at 5:55 am

This looks amazing. I love tomatoes on pasta or actually anywhere.

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8 Lori May 21, 2014 at 5:59 am

I made this last night, added spinach and fresh mozzerella, delicious !

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9 Sascha May 21, 2014 at 6:09 am

those tomatoes look amazing

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10 Simone May 21, 2014 at 6:40 am

That looks delicious. I wouldn’t get mine to look so pretty!

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11 Janine O May 21, 2014 at 6:50 am

I needed a good recipe to use my last spaghetti squash. The addition of spinach is a great idea Lori!

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12 KalynsKitchen May 21, 2014 at 7:10 am

Sounds so good; I am all about Caprese salad when it’s summer!

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13 Shoshana May 21, 2014 at 7:14 am

My husband and I LOVE spaghetti squash so I am always on the lookout for new recipes. This looks delicious!

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14 Maddie (Hungry Curious) May 21, 2014 at 7:22 am

Yum! Love replacing pasta with spaghetti squash!

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15 Alicia J. May 21, 2014 at 7:22 am

I have only used spaghetti squash for dessert. I guess I need to try it in a savory dish to see if I like it.

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16 Anna C May 21, 2014 at 7:34 am

This looks perfect for summer!

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17 Regina P. May 21, 2014 at 7:44 am

This is the perfect light meal for our hot summers!

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18 Pam Gurganus May 21, 2014 at 8:04 am

These T’mates look so delicious! And I love the size! And your vegetarian caprese spaghetti squash recipe looks and sounds divine! Thank you for sharing!

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19 Sunnie May 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

This recipe looks real good, thanks for posting it! I like tomatoes in a homemade salsa.

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20 angel May 21, 2014 at 8:19 am

Perfect recipe for summer !

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21 Ashley May 21, 2014 at 8:34 am

Um, YUM. Found this recipe on Pinterest and now I can’t wait to try it. I love Caprese, and I love Spaghetti Squash, but I never would have thought to combine them. Can’t wait!

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22 Linda romer May 21, 2014 at 8:39 am

I love spaghetti squash. This dish looks great.

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23 Becca from ItsYummi! May 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

This looks AMAZING! I love spaghetti squash, and pairing those awesome tomatoes with it just takes it over the top!

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24 Rachel May 21, 2014 at 9:03 am

Looks yummy! :)

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25 Maria Wolff May 21, 2014 at 9:13 am

This looks wonderful! I’m definitely going to make it!

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26 Meghan Hernandez May 21, 2014 at 9:15 am

Looks delicious!

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27 Michele West May 21, 2014 at 9:22 am

This recipe looks fantastic! Can’t wait to try it out!

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28 Nicole N. May 21, 2014 at 9:31 am

This is an awesome recipe!

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29 Carolyn Carrier-McClimon May 21, 2014 at 9:34 am

Looks delicious!

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30 Bec May 21, 2014 at 9:38 am

That looks great I love spaghetti squash!

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31 Kim Porter May 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before…will most definitely try to hunt some down today!

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32 Alessandra May 21, 2014 at 9:40 am

I am definitely going to try this recipe!

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33 Kim Porter May 21, 2014 at 9:41 am

I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before…will need to hunt some down today!

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34 Teri K May 21, 2014 at 9:46 am

I must try this recipe. Low carb and vegetarian!

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35 sharon farrell May 21, 2014 at 9:47 am

Can’t wait to try this

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36 Patricia c May 21, 2014 at 10:39 am

Recipe looks great, I plan to try it this weekend for a memorial day party

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37 Alex May 21, 2014 at 11:22 am

Love spaghetti squash recipes!!

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38 sarah did it! May 21, 2014 at 11:29 am

I LOVE spaghetti squash – there are so many goodies you can add. Can’t wait for them to come in season!

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39 Jamie May 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

MMMM, this would be a perfect way to use up the spaghetti squash that is still sitting on my counter!

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40 Kristen May 21, 2014 at 11:37 am

I love that you roasted the tomatoes- sooooo good!

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41 Auntiepatch May 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

This looks great! I’m going to the store today!

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42 Nichole S May 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm

I love tomatoes fresh off the vine!

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43 Nikki May 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Now I have some dinner ideas for tonight, since the spaghetti squash is already prepped and cooked in my fridge.

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44 Susan P. May 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

I love spaghetti squash and am always looking for new ways to prepare it since it is kind of bland on it’s own. This recipe looks like a winner!

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45 Heather Mason May 21, 2014 at 1:07 pm

Looks delicious and so healthy! Thank you!

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46 Elizabeth May 21, 2014 at 1:08 pm

Your Caprese Spaghetti Squash recipe looks good enough to eat!!

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47 Julie Turner May 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

Love this healthy recipe!

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48 Jodie May 21, 2014 at 1:21 pm

Thanks for the great recipe!

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49 CARLA May 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm

LOVE THOSE T’MATES!!

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50 Shira May 21, 2014 at 1:49 pm

It looks amazing! And that picture of just the tomatoes cut up with yum on it- I want!

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51 Ashley H May 21, 2014 at 1:53 pm

That looks delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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52 Darlene Peterson May 21, 2014 at 2:01 pm

I am a fan of spaghetti squash and your recipe looks good and healthy.

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53 kim May 21, 2014 at 2:06 pm

I’m all about anything caprese :) never had spaghetti squash but can’t wait to try this!

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54 Laura C May 21, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Looks delicious, healthy, and summery! Can’t beat caprese!

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55 Erica May 21, 2014 at 2:27 pm

I love spaghetti squash and can’t wait to try it this way. Thanks for sharing.

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56 christina May 21, 2014 at 2:36 pm

I’m great fan of capreses salad but I’ve never tried spsgetti squash. This recipe has me, intrigued. I’ll, be sure to try it you have the best ideas. :))

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57 Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files May 21, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Caprese and spaghetti squash?! My favorite low carb spaghetti dish just got madeover for summer!

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58 Debora May 21, 2014 at 3:24 pm

This looks absolutely wonderful! Perfect for summer…..

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59 Debra May 21, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Looks yummy!! Can’t wait to try it!

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60 Debbie May 21, 2014 at 3:44 pm

I’m always looking for new things to do with Spaghetti squash – the idea of mixing in some caprese is simply inspired! Can’t wait to give this one a try.

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61 Deb Harrington May 21, 2014 at 3:57 pm

Hi Dara! I love “healthy” recipes. This one sounds scrumptious! ;-) Have a wonderful evening and thank you for the opportunity :-)

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62 Alicia H. May 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

This looks amazing. I love spaghetti squash!

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63 Rachel Henthorn May 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

I would love to be able to cook food that looks that good.

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64 Sandyg265 May 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm

This looks good

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65 Nadine Kurland May 21, 2014 at 6:25 pm

Spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable!

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66 Olivia Borer May 21, 2014 at 6:26 pm

I love cooked tomatoes and the fact that this is gluten free is even better!

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67 Jen May 21, 2014 at 6:27 pm

I love spaghetti squash! And thanks for the great giveaway!

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68 CJ Pillow May 21, 2014 at 6:28 pm

This looks fabulous.

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69 shari w. May 21, 2014 at 6:41 pm

I am ready to try this recipe–looks really tasty!!

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70 Christina May 21, 2014 at 7:15 pm

love all the beautiful colors!

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71 HM May 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

We just planted tomatoes & I can’t to try his

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72 Janet R May 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Great way to use the summer tomatoes! And I’m nuts about spaghetti squash too – awesome recipe!

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73 Laura in Texas May 21, 2014 at 8:50 pm

Looks yummy!

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74 Amy @ The Nifty Foodie May 21, 2014 at 9:17 pm

Great photo (so colorful!), and this recipe sounds delightful!

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75 Holly B May 21, 2014 at 11:09 pm

This looks really fantastic! I’ve had spaghetti squash with marinara before, but hadn’t ever thought of using it like this, dying to try it!

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76 theresa krier May 22, 2014 at 1:01 am

hi, one of go to dishes year round is whole wheat pasta with tomatoes, a green veggi, & an egg topped with a touch of parm, this recipe looks great, thanks

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77 Jo Derouin May 22, 2014 at 1:58 am

going to give this recipe a try

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78 This mom May 22, 2014 at 5:03 am

This is a great alternative to my favorite Caprese salad!

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79 Marsha May 22, 2014 at 5:14 am

This is one I want to try.

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80 Alice // Hip Foodie Mom May 22, 2014 at 5:27 am

oh my goodness! I love this recipe! so light and healthy. . great for summer! can’t wait to try it!

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81 Leah May 22, 2014 at 5:27 am

Looks great

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82 Renee May 22, 2014 at 5:51 am

Looks delish!

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83 Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction May 22, 2014 at 6:48 am

Love the caprese flavors with spaghetti sauce!

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84 barbara n May 22, 2014 at 7:07 am

I recently tried spaghetti squash for the fist time and I am hooked!

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85 Erica May 22, 2014 at 7:08 am

I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before, but this might be the recipe that pushes me to do it!

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86 Anne [A Squared] May 22, 2014 at 9:53 am

One of my favorite ways to enjoy spaghetti squash!

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87 Amanda Sakovitz May 22, 2014 at 10:58 am

I love tomatoes in my salad!

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88 Thomas Murphy May 22, 2014 at 11:17 am

Looks good! Thanks for the giveaway.

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89 Savanah May 22, 2014 at 11:43 am

Ooh, I love caprese too. Might have to try this!

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90 Tabathia B May 22, 2014 at 12:12 pm

I like my tomatoes in blt’s and in salads and I love them baked with seasonings

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91 Sents Saver May 22, 2014 at 12:17 pm

can’t wait to try out this recipe! it looks amazing!

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92 Eileen May 22, 2014 at 12:19 pm

This looks delicious! I love the idea of mixing up a classic caprese with spaghetti squash. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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93 Karen G D May 22, 2014 at 2:05 pm

This looks so good. Wish I were cooking it right now! <3 spaghetti squash!

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94 Melissa R May 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm

This pasta looks so good!

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95 Rena May 22, 2014 at 6:08 pm

that looks delicious!! pinning

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96 Stephanie K May 22, 2014 at 6:20 pm

Roasted tomatoes–yum!

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97 Marina May 22, 2014 at 7:06 pm

Looks delicious! Can’t wait to try this.

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98 Andrea May 22, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Yum! Now I know what I’m going to do with the spaghetti squash I have.

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99 Karrie Millheim May 22, 2014 at 11:08 pm

This looks so yummy!

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100 Catherine May 22, 2014 at 11:09 pm

I love roasted tomatoes!

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101 Robin May 23, 2014 at 3:41 am

I haven’t had spaghetti squash in a while but this makes me want to get some.

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102 Mary W May 23, 2014 at 5:52 am

Beautiful photos! You make this look so easy and yummy.

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103 jen May 23, 2014 at 6:10 am

This look soooo good!

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104 LauriM May 23, 2014 at 9:02 am

Yum, I can’t wait to try this recipe!

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105 Elle May 23, 2014 at 5:50 pm

Recipe looks delicious as always!!

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106 Ilona t May 23, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Can’t wait to try!

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107 Amber Tinsley May 23, 2014 at 10:25 pm

Me and my 2 year old both love spaghetti squash. I cannot wait to try out this recipe.

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108 Patricia Caradonna May 24, 2014 at 3:39 am

I can’t wait to try the Caprese salad. Looks great

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109 Lindsey H May 24, 2014 at 10:32 am

This looks great! Maybe it’ll be the recipe to give me the push to finally try spaghetti squash.

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110 Blessie Nelson May 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm

You are so ingenious! What a healthy low calorie way to make delicious pasta!

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111 Anna Pry May 24, 2014 at 3:58 pm

i’d like to try spaghetti squash sometime and this looks like a great recipe to try it with

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112 Susan May 24, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I’ll definitely be trying this during the summer. I love spaghetti squash!

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113 Phyllis May 24, 2014 at 9:10 pm

Looks delicious!

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114 Laura J May 25, 2014 at 8:55 am

Oh that looks so good! I have never tried a spaghetti squash! I have to try this!

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115 Jessica DeMay May 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

I love tomatoes! This dish looks so light and delicious!!

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116 hannah May 25, 2014 at 6:56 pm

Looks great!!

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117 Lindsey Shelton May 26, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Looks delicious!

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118 Allison S. May 26, 2014 at 2:12 pm

This recipe is making me hungry. Thanks for the giveaway.

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119 Birdiebee May 27, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Spaghetti squash is my favorite squash and I am always looking for new recipes. This is a to-die-for recipe. Thank you so much for sharing & I have pinned it to try out on my family. Yummy!

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120 Carmen N May 27, 2014 at 12:29 pm

That recipe looks delicious – I can’t wait to try it.

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121 Carolyn S May 27, 2014 at 2:32 pm

I love the variety of veggies…will be adding this to my meal plan for sure!

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122 Courtnee Hardie May 27, 2014 at 6:27 pm

This looks so yummy!!!

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123 Shannon May 27, 2014 at 7:35 pm

Looks delicious! I love spaghetti squash and tomatoes!

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124 collette May 27, 2014 at 7:50 pm

Pinned!

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125 meredith May 27, 2014 at 8:15 pm

Your recipe looks super yummy!

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126 Angie Ukena May 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm

Your recipe looks so yummy

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