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Freaky Good Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin for Halloween - kudoskitchenbyrenee.com
Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin for Halloween
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
From looking at it, you might not think this Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin is very crave-worthy until you take your first bite! Then all bets are off, and you just might eat yourself sick! LOL, Sorry! 
Course: Halloween recipe, Side Dish, Vegetables - Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pesto spaghetti squash, pesto spaghetti squash puking pumpkin
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 213 kcal
Renee - Kudos Kitchen: Renée
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash cleaned and seeded
  • 1 small pumpkin cleaned, seeded and carved
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 3 teaspoons salt divided
  • 2 teaspoons pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup basil pesto
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  1. Carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Clean out the seeds and discard or save them for another use.

  2. Cut the top off the pumpkin (if making the puking pumpkin version). Clean, seed, and carve a face on the pumpkin.

  3. Brush the flesh of the spaghetti squash with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle with 2 teaspoons of salt and 1 teaspoon of pepper.

  4. Place the spaghetti squash, flesh side down, on a baking sheet and place into a pre-heated 425-degree oven (along with the pumpkin, optional) for 30 - 40 minutes. Cool completely. 

  5. Once the spaghetti squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the strands of the spaghetti squash out of the shell.

  6. In a large skillet, melt the butter and the remaining olive oil on medium heat. 

  7. Add the spaghetti squash strands, grated nutmeg, basil pesto, remaining salt, and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes.

  8. Reduce the heat to low. Stir in the heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese.

  9. • Cook an additional 2 - 3 minutes and spoon the pesto spaghetti squash into a prepared carved and roasted pumpkin (optional), OR spoon into a bowl and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Spaghetti Squash Puking Pumpkin for Halloween
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 49mg16%
Sodium 1030mg45%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 695IU14%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 70mg7%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.