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!

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.


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2 glasses of diet coke

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1/4 cup of Kalamata olives

1 piece of cheese

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