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Friday, March 14, 2014

Pesto Spaghetti Squash

Feeling inspired by the pending success of my pesto chicken, thanks to the sultry chef, Geoffrey Zakarian, I decided to carry the pesto goodness into a side dish. This is so easy, I'm almost embarrassed to post it. 

But, time is tight after work. And I would love it if someone posted a ridiculously easy recipe for a fabulous side dish or entree. So, if you like pesto, try this.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash

1 spaghetti squash
1/3 small container of pesto
1/3 cup chopped walnuts
1 small container crumbled feta cheese

  • Cook the spaghetti squash in the microwave. Super easy. 
  • Slice the squash in half, dig out and discard the seeds. 
  • Place the shells in a microwave safe dish. Add a layer of water and try for 10 minutes. Add time as needed until the squash is soft. 
  • Scoop the hot squash into a mixing bowl using a fork to create the spaghetti strands. 
  • Mix in the remaining 1/3 of the small container of pesto you used for the chicken. 
  • Add 2/3 of a small container to a full container of feta. Mix.
  • Add the chopped walnuts. Mix.

Voila. That's it. The food photography isn't great, but the flavor is. 

And, this is a great side dish to accompany the pesto chicken. Between the chicken and the squash, it's a lot of pesto flavor. But, it's fabulous.


Inspire me...what are your quick, easy, flavorful side dishes?  


  1. HI Kelly, I'm always looking for new ways to make spaghetti squash and this looks FAB!! I just bought some basil pesto this week - I love making my own, but not so much in March!?! LoL I will try this recipe soon!! Thanks for sharing at Weekend Block Party :-)

    1. Hi Joann,
      Thank you so much for stopping by and thank you for the opportunity to link up. Pesto is one of those versatile ingredients that works with just about everything. I love making it fresh too. But, like you, I will need to wait until it warms up a bit. Thank you again for your visit and comment. :-)

  2. Hi Kelly - Oh, this looks fantastic! Thanks for linking up with the Let's Get Real Party this week. I'm pinning it to our Pinterest group board.

    1. Hi Gaye,
      Thank yoy so much for the opportunity to link up and for pinning this. It is delicious and I hope you and your readers enjoy it as much as we did. Thanks again!

  3. This looks really good! I am new with cooking with pesto but I'm liking it a lot :)

    I nominated you for the Liebster Award on my blog--

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and for the Liebster nomination. I just completed this two weeks ago,.,not sure if I can do it again,,,don't want to overwhelm the blogger karma. ;-) I'm thrilled that you considered me. Thank you, again. Cheers!