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Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free)

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce (Gluten and Dairy Free)

 

Serves 2 to 4 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Spaghetti Squash
  • 4 Red Bell Peppers
  • 3 Cups Raw Unsalted Cashews
  • 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 4 Garlic Cloves
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon Oil
  • Optional; Red Pepper Chili Flakes and Fresh Parsley

 

  • Preheat oven to 425F
  • Soak cashews in boiling water for 30 to 40 minutes or leave cashews in water over night.
  • Slice the spaghetti squash in half (long ways). Place face down on a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Scrap the seeds out after they have been cooked (trust me, it’s a lot easier).
  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. The whole squash should appear a bit darker and cooked all the way through. A fork should easily be able to break into the squash. Drag a fork downwards on the squash making the spaghetti noodles. Repeat this with all the squash and scrap into a large bowl.
  • Cut all bell peppers in half. In a large skillet or using a grill, grill each side of the bell peppers until they have nice char marks and become soft. Should take about 15 minutes, while constantly flipping them.
  • Chop the garlic and sauté in 1 teaspoon of oil until lightly golden brown.
  • In a large blender or bullet add cashews with 1 cup of the water that was use to soften the cashews. Add, garlic powder, sautéed garlic, nutritional yeast and roasted red bell peppers, salt and pepper. Optional, add 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  • Blend well. I like to let mine blend for at least 1 minute, until it is nice and creamy. If it needs more water add a tablespoon at a time.
  • Add sauce to spaghetti squash and mix. Top with parsley and red pepper flakes.

 

 

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