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Roasted Spaghetti Squash Agrodolce

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 40 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 8 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 8 ingredients

The pasta threads from roasted spaghetti squash are regularly found in gratins and faux pasta recipes, but this wonderfully light, room-temperature salad uses them tossed in a deliciously tart agrodolce (aka sweet and sour) dressing....


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ bunch parsley, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries, soaked and plumped (optional, see Chef Tips)
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Nutrition Facts


61 cals


0 g

Saturated Fat

0 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0 g

Monounsaturated Fat

0 g


15 g


12 g


2 g


1 g


158 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Place squash cut side down on a large roasting pan. Add one inch of water. Bake until fork tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine honey, vinegar, crushed red pepper, orange zest, orange juice, and salt. Bring to a boil and remove from heat.
  4. Scoop squash from shell into spaghetti-like strands with a fork. Combine with sauce and chopped parsley. Serve at room temperature, scattered with soaked dried cranberries if using.

Chef Tips

If you want to garnish with cranberries for a holiday meal, before you prepare and cook the squash, soak the cranberries: Bring 1 cup of water to a low boil (or use apple juice instead of water if you want to sweeten the cranberries). Add ¼ cup dried unsweetened cranberries. Bring back to a boil. Cover and turn off the heat. Leave cranberries to infuse and plump while you cook the squash. Drain and add to the squash just before serving.

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