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Italian Spaghetti Squash

This is a unique and easy way to cook spaghetti squash. Be sure the squash is on the small or medium side so that it fits into the slow cooker after being cut in half. —Melissa Brooks, Sparta, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6-1/4 hours
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (3 pounds)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese


  • Halve squash lengthwise; discard seeds. Fill with tomatoes and mushrooms; sprinkle with seasonings. Place in an oval 7-qt. slow cooker, tilting 1 slightly to fit.
  • Cook, covered, on low until squash is tender, 6-8 hours. Sprinkle with cheese. Cook, covered, on low until cheese is melted, 10-15 minutes. To serve, cut each half into 2 portions.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 195 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 661mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 9g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1 medium-fat meat.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Nov 20, 2017

    This was delicious. I baked mine in the oven. I didn't have mushrooms so I substituted a can of green beans to use in the filling.

  • pairofducks
    Apr 20, 2011

    EASY and tastes great! I added some italian seasonings, just because i can't leave good enough alone - yummy!

  • kathyc1
    Jan 18, 2011

    It was very easy to put together I loved the taste