Growing up in an Argentinian/Italian household in New Jersey I ate my share of pasta. My mom was known for cooking and her marinara sauce was her number one recipe. Her marinara sauce was well known throughout my circle of friends and even their friends. In fact, she had helped during a cooking class to teach my friend’s mom how to make it. I still crave pasta pretty often, so I have figured out a way to eat my “spaghetti” with this healthy Italian recipe.
If you’ve never had spaghetti squash you will wonder why it took you so long to try it. Roasting the squash gives it a great savory yet sweet flavor with an awesome texture that will help “squash” your pasta craving. I use my mom’s tomato sauce recipe (which I will post soon) but any marinara sauce will work. When topped with some melted mozzarella and Parmesan it hits all the flavors of Italian cooking. I hope you enjoy this recipe.
You can modify this recipe in lots of way by adding some turkey meatballs, chicken sausage, or even sound ground turkey. Feel free to add protein as you see fit. Don’t be afraid to use your imagination and tweak this and any recipe to your taste . We love to hear from you so please share your ideas, healthy Italian recipe and tips with us.