Recipe: Roasted Tomato Squashetti


Spiralizing squash is the funnest thing ever. It could keep me entertained for hours. Literally hours.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 butternut squash
  • 1 bunch basil
  • 500 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 500 g plum tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 10 g porcini mushrooms
roast the tomatoes

Step 1

Roast The Tomatoes

Preheat the oven to 180ºC. Tip all of the tomatoes and the garlic cloves onto a roasting tray, pour over a little oil, season with salt and pepper and toss together. Put the tray into the oven and roast for 30 minutes.

soak the mushrooms

Step 2

Soak The Mushrooms

Meanwhile boil a kettle and tip the dried porcini mushrooms into a mug. Leave them to soak.

blend the sauce

Step 3

Blend The Sauce

Tip half of the tomatoes into a blender with the garlic cloves (try to get rid of the peel), porcini mushrooms and mushroom stock, a handful of basil leaves and the sugar. Blend until smooth.

cook the noodles

Step 4

Cook The Noodles

Peel the butternut squash and slice thinly, then slice again into noodles (or use a spiraliser). Store them in a bowl. Boil another full kettle and pour it over the squash noodles. Leave them to soak for 10 minutes.


Step 5


Drain the squash noodles and toss them with the tomato sauce. Plate up with the remaining roasted tomatoes and the toasted pine nuts. Drizzle over extra virgin olive oil Serves 2



Add pine nuts to the sauce, The Taste is fabulous and it gives it a little crunch... Otherwise it looks delicious!!! Well done Barry


I really want to try this one out. I think it would be helpful if you also included the video this recipe could be found in. Thank you!


Grandma Leigh (being a tough Lancashire/ Preston Lass) knew how to save cash and cook frugally. That's why this recipe passed down through my mum for me is quintessential student food. It's cheap and healthy while being a comforting reminder of home. Grandma Leigh's version calls for sweating the tomatoes off in a pan and using a packet of dried cheese sauce. My twist inspired by Barry's Squashetti uses even less ingredients.


Looks amazing!


Spiralizing squash is the funnest thing ever. It could keep me entertained for hours. Literally hours.

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