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A Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash Recipe That’s Even Better Than Take-Out

Skip the take-out, and opt for a healthier option that’s just as delicious. Whip up this guilt-free Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash that substitutes your average noodles for ones made of veggies. Top it all off with tasty peanut sauce that is sure to add a flavorful kick!

Thai Peanut Spaghetti Squash

inspired by Leelalicious

Makes: 8 servings

Spaghetti Squash Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • 3 tablespoons top ramen, crushed (optional)
  • 3 tablespoons peanuts, crushed
  • Peanut sauce (recipe below)
  • 1 chicken breast, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup purple cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrot, grated
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped

Thai Peanut Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons red curry paste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Slice the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Drizzle squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Place spaghetti squash, with the cut side down, on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes. When spaghetti squash is done baking, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Then, using a fork, scrape out the spaghetti squash strands. 

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    image source: babble
  4. Place top ramen and peanuts into plastic bag and use a rolling pin to crush, for your topping. Set aside.

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    image source: babble
  5. Combine all of the peanut sauce ingredients over medium heat. Bring to boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 7 min. Remove from heat.
  6. Heat a large pan over medium heat. Add olive oil and chicken. Cook until no longer pink (about 5 minutes). Add minced garlic and cabbage, and cook until softened (about 3 minutes). Then add carrots, green onions, and peanut sauce (reserve some sauce for topping). Mix together. Add spaghetti squash, and stir until well incorporated and heated through.
  7. Sprinkle with crushed peanut and ramen topping. Enjoy!
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