Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Cauliflower & Crisp Prosciutto

Eliza Adam

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Serving Size: 6

A “garlicky” spaghetti squash complemented with roasted cauliflower and crispy prosciutto makes up this tasty main dish.


  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 large head of cauliflower, cut in small florets
  • 5 T extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for roasting cauliflower
  • 4 slices prosciutto, diced
  • ½ t. red pepper flakes
  • 5 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 1 T fresh sage leaves, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ C freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, or more to taste


1. Preheat oven to 375° and place a rack in the middle of oven. Scrub the squash well and pierce the flesh with a sharp knife all over. Place it in a shallow baking pan and bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour. Let cool.

2. Increase oven temperature to 400°. In a large baking pan, toss cauliflower florets with a few tablespoons of the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until slightly brown and tender, turning occasionally.

3. In a large skillet, heat 3 T of the olive oil over
medium-high heat, scatter diced prosciutto and cook until crisp and golden brown, about 4 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to remove prosciutto to a plate; set aside.

4. Heat 2 T of the olive oil in the same skillet over medium-high heat and toss sliced garlic, red pepper flakes, and sage; stir and cook for one minute. Remove from heat and add cauliflower to the skillet.

5. Cut the squash in half lengthwise with a serrated knife; scoop the seeds and fibrous strings from the center of the squash. Gently scrape the inside of the squash with a fork to shred the pulp into strands. Place the pulp in a large serving bowl and add the garlic-cauliflower mixture and crisp prosciutto, tossing them together. Season with salt and pepper. Before serving, sprinkle grated Parmigiano-Reggiano on top of the dish.