Show host and songstress April Sampé has created a web series for new vegans and the vegan curious called ​Veg Out & Dine in which she focuses on utilizing a vegan diet as a healthier alternative.

Here is her vegan recipe for spaghetti squash with beyond meat sauce:

Ingredients:

  • 1 large spaghetti squash or 2 small
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 green pepper
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 8 tomatoes
  • 1/2 of a small can of -tomato paste
  • Oregano to taste
  • Sage to taste
  • Basil to taste
  • 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning
  • 2 beyond meat patties
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutritional yeast

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 450. Cut the squash in half and remove the seeds from the middle. Rub the inside with olive oil. Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and place the squash face down in the oven for 45 minutes

  2. Roast the tomatoes, red, and green peppers in the oven by placing them in a baking dish, drizzling olive oil on top, add a pinch of salt and place in the oven for a minimum of 1 hour on 350. *Side note* you can use roasted can tomatoes and cook your peppers directly in the sauce or roast them a day before and let rest in the fridge.

  3. Transfer tomatoes, garlic, sage, and basil to a blender and pulse until small chunks remain. *Side Note* You can cook down in your main cooking pot the tomato chunks will just be larger and you will need to cut your peppers smaller.

  4. Transfer mixture to a pot. Make sure your burner is on medium heat. Add a half of a can of tomato paste and sugar. Stir until it is all blended. Add your Italian seasoning, salt, and oregano to your pot and stir. Allow it to simmer for about 5 minutes on medium to low heat.

  5. In a separate frying pan, take your 2 beyond meat patties and fry them on both sides for a minimum of 3 minutes. Once cooked, break it apart so that it looks like ground beef. Once cooked, transfer your meat to your tomato mixture.

  6. Take your squash and a fork and scrape the meat of the squash until it begins to look like small noodles. I promise this will work.

  7. Plate your spaghetti on a beautiful dish, add your sauce, and garnish with your leftover sage and basil.

  8. For an added cheese flavor sprinkle with nutritional yeast and serve.

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