Spaghetti Squash in Tomato Soup with Roasted Pork Tenderloin

This is a playful dish that combines pork tenderloin, tomato soup, and spaghetti squash to create a meal that is both delicious and visually appealing.

Photography by Nick Kern

I just made this last night and really loved it.  The Parmesan adds the cheese the meal needs, while the acidity of the tomato soup doesn’t overwhelm.  Sadly I just thought to add sour cream just now so it’s not in the pictures :( Either way though, it’s amazing, and enjoy with caution. . . you’ll want seconds

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 – Large Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 1/2 – 2 Lb – Pork Tenderloin
  • 2 Cups – Creamy Tomato Soup
  • 1 Cup – Pasta Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp – Parmesan
  • 1 Tbsp – Salt
  • 1 Tbsp – Black Pepper
  • 1 Can – Beer
  • 1 – Bay Leaf
  • 1 – Roma Tomato sliced
  • 1 Tsp – Sour Cream *Optional*
Squash in Tomato Soup with Pork Tenderloin
Photography by Nick Kern

RECIPE

  • Heat oven to 375
  • Stab the Squash 7-10 times with a fork
  • Microwave Squash for 12-15 minutes, turning every 3 minutes
  • Set Aside
  • Cut the silvery skin off your pork tenderloin, it’s the only tissue that will turn out chewy so it’s important to cut it off
  • Season with Salt and Pepper on the tenderloin
  • Heat pan to medium-high heat
  • Sear the pork until it’s browned on both sides, then put it in a baking dish
  • Put in oven for 25-30 minutes
  • Pour the can of bear in the pan with the pork drippings/brown stuff on the pan (*NOTE* – I did not use oil so it would stick even more and I would have more pork flavor in the sauce)
  • Deglaze the pan with a wooden spoon to get up all the pork flavors
  • Add in the tomato and bay leaf
  • Bring to a bill and reduce to a medium simmer
  • When your pork reaches 10 minutes remaining, pour in the reduced beer mixture
  • While that’s finishing in the oven, bring a small pot to medium heat
  • Add your tomato soup and your pasta sauce
  • Bring to a boil then lower to a simmer
  • Cut the Squash in 2 and be sure to scoop out the orange membrane and the seeds, the whole thing should be yellow
  • Then empty the spaghetti into a massive tupperware, because there’ll be a lot of it
  • Make a triangle of spaghetti squash in a bowl
  • Thinly slice the pork
  • Pour the tomato soup in around the spaghetti squash mountain, letting the peak stay above the soup line
  • Place 5 thin slices of tenderloin around the crest of the mountain
  • Sprinkle parmesan on the top so it looks like snow
  • The finishing touch is a dollop of sour cream right on the crest
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