Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles

Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles - Turn this seasonal favorite veggie into a healthful

I’m taking a break from Epic Thanksgiving today, for the seasonal edition of “yeah, I can spiralize that.” While I won’t lie and say that my spiralizer is in daily (or even weekly) use in my kitchen, it’s also not collecting dust, either. I use it a few times a month to spiralize seasonal vegetables when I’m craving pasta but want to eat a more healthful meal. My farmer’s market has had an abundance of winter squashes of all kinds lately. My favorite is butternut squash, so I grabbed a big one and ran home to find my spiralizer.

When looking for a butternut squash to spiralize, you want to find one with a small “bulbous” end (the hollow part with the seeds), as that part won’t spiralize (so just reserve it for another meal, perhaps where you simply slice it up and roast it). You also want a squash with a long and thick “neck” (the non-bulbous part) – that’s the part that spiralizes well.

Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles - Turn this seasonal favorite veggie into a healthful

I wanted to keep this recipe simple and really let the flavor of the squash shine through, so I simply sautéed the squash noodles in a little bit of butter and garlic, and then finished them with some fresh rosemary, lemon juice and parmesan cheese. But of course, these noodles aren’t exactly a complete meal, and that’s where a little eggplant parmesan comes into play.

There are a lot of big “project” recipes I enjoy making, but eggplant parmesan isn’t one of them. I do, however, love EATING eggplant parm, so that presents a bit of a problem, right? Not with Eggplant Parmesan from Michael Angelo’s Signature Line. This oven-ready Italian meal found in the frozen aisle is made with fresh eggplant, vine-ripened tomatoes and a blend of imported cheeses. It provides all the comfort and big flavors I crave from eggplant parmesan without the hours of prep time. I love that this flavorful meal has huge flavors, and is made with clean ingredients that I can pronounce.

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Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8 cups spiralized butternut squash (made using the "spaghetti" blade)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • Grated parmesan cheese, for serving

Directions:

  1. In large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  2. Add squash, rosemary, salt and pepper; cook 5 minutes or until squash noodles are tender, stirring frequently. Add lemon juice; toss until well combined.
  3. Serve noodles garnished with cheese.

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2 comments

  1. This sounds so good!  It reminds me of my favorite way to do spaghetti squash, which I got from Sunset Magazine. probably 40 years ago (after you roast the squash, you serve the spaghetti tossed with garlic butter and parmesan cheese).  I don’t use my spiralizer enough so this would be a good excuse to use it.

    • Thanks so much, Susan! You’ve reminded me that I haven’t made spaghetti squash in far too long. I make it much the same way, with the garlic butter and cheese. I’ll have to add that to my menu next week, because I really can’t get enough squash (of all kinds) while it’s in season.

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