Vegan Baked Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Updated: Jun 1

Hi Everyone!


For this week’s recipe I wanted to make a bit of a mashup. I love spaghetti squash and normally I have it will a little salt, pepper, and butter or mix it with a little marinara sauce and have it as a side to my main dish and I also love a good casserole of any kind, throwing ingredients into an oven safe pan adding some breadcrumbs on top and making a gooey yummy mess is pretty much my heaven so I thought what if I combined the two. Could I take spaghetti squash, my simple friend, and turn it into a gooey yummy mess with some breadcrumbs on top? Well, the answer is yes!


For this dish I wanted to highlight the versatility of spaghetti squash showing that it really is a great substitute for pasta and can absorb flavors as well as pasta can. Obviously coming from a family who is of Italian descent I had to make this casserole with a bit of Italian flare with some homemade tofu ricotta cheese, recipe in the notes, some marinara sauce, sausage, and the Italian works! So, I hope you enjoy this new take on a casserole and a new and delicious way to recreate spaghetti squash! Enjoy!



Baked Spaghetti Squash Casserole


Servings: Approximately 8

Prep Time: Approximately 50 Minutes

Cook Time: 50 Minutes

Ingredients:

- 1 Medium Spaghetti Squash

- 2 Tsp. Olive Oil or Vegetable Oil

- 2 links, Sweet or Hot Beyond Meat Italian Sausage

- 2 ½ Cups of Marinara Sauce

- ½ Tsp. Red Pepper Flakes

- 1 Tsp. Parsley

- ½ Cup Frozen Peas

- 1 Cup Tofu Ricotta, my recipe is below in the ‘Notes’ section

- ½ Cup Follow Your Heart Parm Shreds

- 1 Cup breadcrumbs


Instructions:


- Preheat the oven to 375 Degrees

- Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove all of the seeds

- Coat the flesh side of the spaghetti squash with the olive/vegetable oil and season with salt and pepper

- Lightly spray a cookie sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray and place the spaghetti squash flesh side down then cover both sides loosely with a piece of tin foil and bake in the oven for 45 minutes

- While the spaghetti squash cooks, cut the sausage into small bite sized piece