Sweet and Spicy Spaghetti Squash Soup!

This was the first soup I have made with spaghetti squash, and it was amazing! It was really hearty and filling. This is such a great vegetable to work with, and the noodles you get from the spaghetti squash are delicious, and stays crunchy forever!  Enjoy!

  • 1 spaghetti squashspaghetti squash
  • Olive oil (for roasting the squash)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil 
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3 carrots, peeled ad chopped
  • 3 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 green/yellow/orange/red pepper (your choice), chopped
  • 4 1/2 cups of vegetable broth (I prefer mushroom)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
  • squirt of sriracha — use none, or more depending on your personal taste
  • 1 tablespoon of sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven at 375F. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, scoop out the seeds (they make a delicious snack if you roast them!).  Rub olive oil on the surface, and place on a baking sheet in the oven until soft (usually 45-60 minutes).  You will know when it is ready when you can easily run a fork through the squash, and produce “noodles.”  When the squash is done roasting, let it cool.  When it is cool, run your fork through the squash and make noodles.

In a four quart pot, add the olive oil and onions.  Saute the onions for two minutes.  Add the garlic, carrots, celery, your choice of pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes.  Keep stirring and cook until the onions are translucent and the vegetables are soft.  

Add the vegetable broth, and the sriracha (if you want to).  Add the sugar and balsamic vinegar.  Let it simmer on low-medium heat for 15 minutes.  Add salt to taste.  Add more spice (sriracha or red pepper flakes) if you are adventurous.  Add more sugar if you prefer your soup to be on the sweet, rather than spicy side. 

Add the spaghetti squash noodles, and cook for 2-3 more minutes, or until the squash is warm.

Find the original recipe here: http://foodloveswriting.com/2013/09/05/sweet-and-spicy-squash-noodle-soup/


Photo credit: http://theoveranalyst.net/2014/04/skinny-spaghetti.html


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