Spaghetti Squash with Bell Peppers

Only recently have I started experimenting with spaghetti squash.  After cooking it for the first time, I was amazed at how much it looks like spaghetti.  Yes, I know it is called spaghetti squash. I am still experimenting with different ideas for this vegetable, but the possibilities are endless.  I’ve made a “pasta” bake in the past with spaghetti squash, marinara sauce and crumbled Italian sausage.  I mixed it all together, sprinkled mozzarella cheese over the top, and baked it in the oven.  It was delicious!  I didn’t even miss the pasta. For this recipe, I wanted the squash to be a side dish and not a main dish.  All I did was throw in items I had around the kitchen/garden.


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 bell pepper (I used brown because that’s what I had in my garden)
  • Butter (2-3 T) or more to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  • Oregano, fresh and chopped (can use dried if no fresh)
  • salt and pepper to taste

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