cook with kids recipe: spaghetti squash caprese bake

spaghetti squash caprese bakedso my first recipe using spaghetti squash was this caprese bake recipe, which i was super excited about because i love caprese salad! it was perfect because i wanted to make a vegetarian dinner and also wanted to engage my little one in our weekly family cooking time. dumping, mixing, scooping. all good fun and then – eating!

cooking tools

  • baking pan


  • spaghetti squash caprese baked1 large spaghetti squash
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1 small handful fresh basil
  • 1 overflowing handful fresh baby spinach
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste


preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

go to spaghetti squash preparation recipe.

cut tomatoes into bite-size pieces. roughly cut basil and spinach leaves. place all of these ingredients, along with the olive oil, into the large bowl with the spaghetti squash. mix well, then season with salt & pepper to taste. stir in 1 cup of shredded mozzarella.

add this mixture to a baking dish and spread the top smooth-ish. bake at 375 degrees F for 30-40 minutes.
serve hot with an extra sprinkle of mozzarella on top!

resources Spaghetti Squash Caprese Bake by Fried Green Pickles

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