How to Make Spaghetti Squash

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This is the time of the year when all of the intriguing looking different kinds of squash show up at the grocery stores.

These squash can make for a tasty and impressive treat if we know how to prepare them.


How to Make Spaghetti Squash


Have you ever wondered what to do with a Spaghetti Squash?
It really is a tasty treat.


This squash looks more intimidating than it really is- making it super-easy to make!



How to make Spaghetti Squash
Super Easy-How to make Spaghetti Squash


Oddly enough, my mother was never into making these kinds of vegetables so this is something that I had never tried.

I am a big girl now and it is time to explore the world.



I love that Spaghetti Squash in loaded with nutrients such as Vitamin A and is low in fat.



How to Make Spaghetti Squash

One would look at Spaghetti Squash and think that it is a starchy and caloric vegetable.

Spaghetti Squash is actually a fruit. A cup of Spaghetti Squash only has about 35-40 calories. Unlike Spaghetti Squash's squash relatives, when cooked, the flesh from the Spaghetti Squash resembles spaghetti-like strands.

Spaghetti squash is easy to make as it can be baked, boiled, steamed, or microwaved. You can even roast the seeds like you would for pumpkin seeds.





Here is how to make it.

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Super Easy! How to make Spaghetti Squash
This veggie looks more intimidating than it really is- making it super-easy to make! Right now, we are seeing all of the yummy squashes in my local store.
This to me is a true sign that it is fall and all of the yummy holidays are just around the corner.
Ingredients
  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 tablespoon- additional if needed Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • as needed Seasonings- such as salt, salt alternatives, etc
Instructions
Preheat your oven to 400 and line a baking pan with aluminum foil.Take a large knife or cleaver and slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Kind of like when slicing a watermelon, make an initial gauge to get your knife in. You may need to give your squash a quick 'whack'- which is what works for me.Using a spoon, scoop out the seeds and random 'guts' that are around them. The seeds can be saved and baked like pumpkin seeds. I also save some to plant in my garden.Drizzle your olive oil over the inside of the squash. 1 tablespoon should be enough but, if you need more, use it sparinglyAdd your seasonings over the olive oilFlip your squash over- face down, on to the foil. If possible, roll up the foil edges, but not over the squash.This will prevent any drippings from leaking on to the pan.Bake for 35-40 minutes or until you are able to easily scrape the insides away from the 'shell'I've sprinkled a bit of Parmesan cheese over my squash for an extra taste. You really can just eat this the way it is without anything else.Make this in the microwave- use a baking dish without foil. Cover with plastic wrap (that is microwave safe) cook for 10-12 minutes. Some folks will just wrap the entire squash in plastic, microwave and scoop/season later.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 4





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3 comments:

  1. I can't tell you enough how yummy this looks!

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  2. Well, I have been looking at the video over again. I think I can do it! Thank you.

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  3. Looks really good been wanting to try that for years

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