Spaghetti Squash

If you’ve never made spaghetti squash, you need to try it.  It’s a super easy alternative to spaghetti.  However, I have to warn you- in no way will this taste like or mimic the texture of pasta.  If anyone is trying to sell you that spaghetti squash can 100% replace pasta, they’re lying to you and to themselves.  Which is why you’ll see in some of my recipes I do use GF pasta, because I just can’t give it up!  There’s too much Italian blood in me.  I will say that you can incorporate this recipe into your diet, but I’d also be careful what kind of flavors you pair it with.

I put this recipe separately because it’s something you can do separate and use however you want.  I usually pair it with my Thai peanut recipe.  This is a recipe you can make in advance if you have extra time on the weekend or another night, or you can make it night-of.


 

Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • a few tablespoons of water (2-3 usually)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

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  • One of the big secrets to cutting squash is to first score it with a knife along both sides.  You want to try to make them line up because you will be cutting it in half completely.

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  • Next, insert a large knife into your score marks and it should almost crack open.  It’s hard to explain, but once you get this down, it’ll save you a lot of hassle.

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  • Scoop out the seeds and discard.  Salt and pepper to taste.

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  • Place face-down on a baking sheet with about 2 tablespoons of water sprinkled on top and bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.  I find with my gas oven 35 minutes does the trick.  Once it’s done, flip them over and let cool.

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  • Lastly, take a fork and scrape out the insides on both halves.  If you pull from the skin to the middle, it’ll maintain the spaghetti look.

I usually freeze half in a container and use the following week and simply store the other half in a container in the fridge until I’m ready to warm it up.  Or I use it right away.

This recipe is from one of my Well Fed books.  I love it- it’s super simple and an easy recipe you can add to your box.  And people are always impressed!  “You did what with squash?”  Yeah that’s right- it’s spaghetti now.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. lexilife says:

    Yes you’re right. I really need to make this. Otherwise, I’m gonna end up forever reading blogs just like yours and saying the same thing in my head. Great post! x

    http://www.lexilife95.wordpress.com

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