Last weekend I picked up a spaghetti squash at the Farmer’s Market. I was pleasantly surprised to see them as my garden didn’t produce any this year.
Spaghetti Squash contains many vitamins such as vitamin A, C, B-6, K, thiamin, folate and more. They also contain several healthy minerals, fiber and are low calories and carbohydrates!
I have tried to prepare spaghetti squash several different ways over the years and this is by far my favorite way:
Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
Wash the skin of the squash and dry it off.
Puncture the skin of the squash with a fork or knife all over.
Cut off the stem and cut the squash in half lengthwise (BE CAREFUL!)
Place the halves face down in a large 9×11 glass pyrex pan and fill the pan with 1/2″ of water.
Cook the squash for 30 mins.
To determine if the squash is cooked fully, pierce the skin with a fork. If the fork breaks through the skin easily, and the squash feels tender then it is done. If not, give it a few more minutes in the oven and check again.
Remove from oven and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
Use a fork to gently scrape against the squash to release the spaghetti-like strands.
Remove the “spaghetti” from the skin or eat right from the skin.
Dress the “noodles” with whatever you’d like, I prefer plain ol’ spaghetti sauce more than anything else.
We like to eat it right out of the natural bowl it comes in at our house, it’s more fun that way!
Have you tried Spaghetti Squash before? If so, how do you prefer it?
How fun is that? My kids would love it except that I’d have to get them to eat squash. 🙂 Oh well, the hubs and I would anyway. Great idea!
Thank you! I’m not a huge fan of other types of squash but I sure love this one!
Jessica Peeling says
I have some in my fridge right now and this looks perfect~
malia p (@livinmommylife) says
Yum! Never thought of eating it this way. Looks good!
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Couponing Away Debt (@CouponAwayDebt) says
I have never had Spaghetti Squash but this looks yummy!
I have been wondering about this! Especially since it is about to come into season, I wanted to know!
Yes, it is also nice that they are pretty inexpensive too!
Mel Cole says
Wow! Looks easy to prepare. Got to look one these squash and try this out.
It’s almost easier than making real noodles and much more nutritious too!
Thomas Chappell says
We have made this a couple times, It has been a while though. We might have to have this again soon. Maybe try to serve it out of the skin though. That is a really neat idea.
Thank you! Eating it out of the skin is a really fun way to enjoy it, esp for kids!