Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry
Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Spaghetti Squash takes an additional
35 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Spaghetti Squash is an excellent substitute for fried rice in this stir-fry dish! 

Course: Entree
Cuisine: Asian, Chinese
Keyword: Beef Stir Fry, Chinese Stir Fry
Servings: 4 entree servings
: 100 kcal
Author: SmartyPantsKitchen
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1-11/2 lbs flank steak sliced
  • 1 zucchini sliced into matchsticks
  • 1 yellow squash thin slices
  • 1 can water chesnuts drained
  • 1 can bamboo shoots drained
  • 2 carrots sliced or shaved
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • Tamari or Soy Sauce- to taste Tamari is Gluten-Fre
  • 1/2 medium onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds (optional)
Meat Marinade Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 teaspoon oyster sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese Five Blend
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon soy or tamari sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Chinese cooking wine not rice wine vinegar
Instructions
Squash Preparation
  1. Blanch squash: Place entire squash in dutch oven and add water almost to cover squash. Bring to medium-high heat. Turn squash occasionally with tongs to ensure entire squash is submerged in hot water). Using tongs, remove squash when outer shell is tender (soft enough to slice with a sharp knife).
  2. Preheat oven to 350ยบ

  3. Once squash is tender, remove from water with tongs, allow to cool

  4. After squash has cooled, cut lengthwise

    How to cook spaghetti squash
  5. Remove seeds with a spoon

    How to cook spaghetti squash
  6. In a baking dish, place both halves of squash cut-side down; add 1 inch water to pan. Place in oven for 35 - 40 minutes

    How to cook spaghetti squash
  7. Once squash halves are done, take a fork and scrape out the "spaghetti" looking strings. Put them in a bowl; lightly salt and pepper

    How to cook spaghetti squash
Meat Preparation
  1. Before blanching the squash, combine meat marinade ingredients and sliced meat in a plastic bag and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  2. In a big skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of sesame oil; add steak and marinade to oil and seer until browned; remove from skillet, slice into bite sized pieces and set aside covered with foil

Vegetable Preparation
  1. In the same skillet on medium-high heat, add onions, carrots, and squash; allow to cook until semi-tender; add cooked beef back into skillet, allow combination to cook a bit; taste for seasonings

  2. Cook the entire combination on a relatively high heat, but not for long. You want the vegetables to be somewhat crunchy.

  3. Final Presentation

  4. Plate spaghetti squash or use the shell as the serving vessel; top with meat and vegetables; 

    Spaghetti Squash Stir Fry
  5. Add Tamari or Soy sauce to taste; garnish with scallions, cilantro and sesame seeds

Recipe Notes