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Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Orange

For this recipe, it is best to choose smaller spaghetti squash since the strands are more delicate.

  • servings: 4




  • One 2 1/2-pound spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise, seeds removed, and quartered lengthwise
  • 1 small orange, finely zested and juiced (about 1 1/2 teaspoons zest and 3 teaspoons juice)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves, plus 3 whole leaves for garnish
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely chopped fresh sage leaves, plus 3 whole leaves for garnish
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Step 1

    In a large saucepan filled with a steamer rack placed at least 1 inch above the boiling water, place the squash flesh side down. Cover and steam until the squash is fork-tender but not mushy, about 15 minutes.

  2. Step 2

    Cool the squash slightly. To release the spaghetti strands, drag a fork from end to end as you would a rake and place in a serving bowl.

  3. Step 3

    In a small bowl, whisk together the orange zest, juice, mustard, olive oil, sage, and salt and pepper. Toss with the squash and garnish with the sage leaves.



Reviews (1)

  • 11 Dec, 2012

    I love sage, I like spaghetti squash. However, the combination of these two things and orange did not do it for me. Kind of made me feel ill. I used a cara cara orange so perhaps a more typical orange would have made it taste sweeter and maybe a little bit more palatable.