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Spaghetti Squash with Cashew Vodka Sauce

There's actually no vodka in this sauce, so, not sure why it's called vodka sauce... Twas delicious though!

Spaghetti Squash with Cashew Vodka Sauce

Source: Dishing Out Health | Serves: 2-4 | Time: 1.5 hr

Changes: I did one big squash instead of two small ones; reduced the amount of spinach, just because of what I had on hand; replaced shallot with red onion; aand I skipped basil in the recipe since I used basil infused EVO


1 large spaghetti #squash

4 tbsp Tubby Olive basil-infused EVO, divided

1 1/4 tsp salt, divided

1/3 cup raw cashews

1/3 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, drained

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp fresh lemon juice

3/4 tsp black pepper

8 oz cremini #mushrooms, thinly sliced

1/2 cup red onion, chopped

2 1/2 cups fresh #spinach

3 garlic cloves minced

Chopped basil leaves, for garnish


Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice squashes in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and brush flesh with 1 tbsp of the oil. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and place flesh-down on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil. Bake squash until fork-tender, about 35 to 45 minutes, depending on size.

Meanwhile, bring 1 1/4 cups water to a boil. Add cashews to water and remove from heat. Let stand 15-20 minutes.

Transfer cashews and soaking water to a blender. Add sun-dried tomatoes, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, 2 tbsp. of the olive oil and 1/2 tsp. salt; blend until smooth. Stir in black pepper and side aside.

Heat 1 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and shallots; cook 6 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until mushrooms are golden. Stir in spinach and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently, until spinach is wilted. Season with remaining 1/4 tsp salt. Add vodka sauce to pan and stir to coat veggies; cook 1 minute to warm through.

To assemble, divide vodka sauce and veggie mixture evenly between squash boats.

Garnish with fresh basil, if desired.


Food & Drink

5 glasses of water

2 glasses of diet coke

2 cups of coffee

Peanut butter & banana sandwich

1/4 cup of Kalamata olives

1 piece of cheese

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