Spaghetti Squash Seafood Marinara
Is spaghetti night a routine weeknight meal at your house? This spaghetti squash seafood marinara recipe is a simple and flavorful way to switch it up from the ol’ hamburger meat sauce. Seafood including calamari, shrimp, scallops and mussels are protein sources people tend to forget about! Change things up, instead of ground beef and try adding different protein options to your diet.
Seafood Mariana is a classic, easy seafood pasta made using a mix: prawns, shrimp, calamari, and mussels tossed through a simple, tasty tomato sauce. Serve it right out of the pan either on pasta or squash and it’s a great way to spice things up. The oregano and red pepper give it a delicious Italian flavor and smell.
Spaghetti Squash Seafood Marinara Nutrition Info:
Seafood is nutrient-rich, serves as a good source of protein, vitamins, and minerals and is rich in omega-3 fatty acids.
Scallops: Scallops are rich in vitamin B12, zinc and omega-3 fatty acids. Getting adequate amounts of these nutrients is essential for brain development and associated with a reduced risk of mental decline and mood issues.
Shrimp: Shrimp often gets a bad name. Shrimp is high in cholesterol, but it also contains nutrients including antioxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to promote heart health. Research on shrimp has also shown positive health effects.
Squid: Squid is high in protein and also contains omega-3s and iron!
Squash: Pasta and squash both offer a variety of nutrients. I enjoy using the spaghetti squash for the texture, fiber, vitamins, minerals and fresh taste! Not to mention, it is lower in carbohydrates! To balance it out I’ll enjoy a glass of wine.
Looking for another amazing spaghetti squash recipe with tons of flavor and nutrients? Try my buffalo chicken spaghetti squash bake!