cW Recipes: Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with Sundried Tomatoes
Allow the flavors of fall to ease you into this season. These anti-inflammatory dishes balance out the sweet, the savory, the acid and the spice and will have your friends and family feeling the love.

Serves 2

Recipe ingredients


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (more to season)
  • 1 tablespoon grass-fed butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup soft goat cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon (about 1 tablespoon)


  1. Heat oven to 375 F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  2. With a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out the fibrous strands and seeds with a spoon. (Note: Save seeds to roast if desired.)
  4. Drizzle each half liberally with olive oil and spread evenly. Season with salt.
  5. Place squash halves on the lined baking sheet, cut-sides down. Roast for 50-60 minutes.
  6. Let cool for 20 minutes.
  7. With a fork, scrape flesh and add to a bowl. Set aside.
  8. Heat a large skillet over high. Add and melt butter.
  9. Add sliced garlic. Once garlic begins to brown, reduce heat to medium and add sundried tomatoes and pine nuts. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, or until pine nuts begin to brown.
  10. Add spaghetti squash, ½ teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Sauté
    for 1-2 minutes.
  11. Add spinach and basil. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat.
  13. Mix in goat cheese until the cheese is fully melted and incorporated. Add lemon juice. Serve immediately.


sleep tips
Complementary Medicine

A Good Night’s Rest

When going through cancer treatment, catching some Z’s is more important than ever—but it’s not always easy.

Read More »
(Y)our Stories

Moving Beyond Cancer

LIVESTRONG at the YMCA is a free program, operating in 42 states, that helps cancer survivors find and maintain an active lifestyle.

Read More »
(Y)our Stories

As I Am

Three-time cancer warrior Bianca Muñiz is singing through survivorship.

Read More »

Kitchen Warrior

Rebecca Katz, the blogger and a Chef Emeritus at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, is on a mission to prove healthy food is more than just a hippie philosophy. Here, she shares her insight and three of her essential recipes.

Read More »