Spaghetti with Squash Puree

Make a big batch of this in advance so you can quickly enjoy it whenever the craving hits you.

 Make a big batch of this healthy spaghetti sauce in advance so you can quickly enjoy your favorite pasta dish whenever the craving hits you. Serve this with Oven-Baked Fried Chicken.

Spaghetti with Squash Puree

Len Santos
Make a big batch of this in advance so you can quickly enjoy it whenever the craving hits you.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Main Dishes, Others
Cuisine Filipino


Spaghetti with Squash Puree

  • 1 Cup squash (kalabasa) cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup onion minced
  • 1/4 Cup carrot finely minced
  • 2 tablespoons celery (stalks only), finely minced
  • 200 Grams Beef use lean ground beef
  • 1 (700-gram) can tomatoes diced
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil leaves
  • 1/4 Cup water
  • Salt
  • spaghetti noodles
  • parmesan cheese


  • In a pot filled with water, boil squash until very soft. Remove squash from pot; drain. Transfer to a bowl then mash with a fork or purée in a food processor. Set aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat olive oil and sauté onions. Do not let it brown. Add carrots and celery. 
  •  Add ground beef and cook until brown. Using a spoon, remove excess oil from the pan.
  • Add diced tomatoes, basil, and water. Season with salt and pepper. Let mixture simmer for about 15 minutes.
  •  Add squash purée and simmer for another 5 minutes. 
  • Serve sauce with spaghetti. Sprinkle cheese on top and garnish with parsley before serving.
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