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Emmanell 10-13-2011 01:48 AM

Spaghetti Squash.
I'd like to put a plug in for spaghetti squash. Although a little expensive, it is a fantastic thing to add to any type of meat. I usually just cut it in half wrap it in plastic wrap, and microwave it. It's really nice, with some seasoned salt and a little butter spray or olive oil.

lovesmurfs 10-22-2011 03:57 PM

Agree! It's really easy to grow if you have a garden, too.

I eat it with spaghetti sauce! You can also cook it in the microwave. Be sure to poke holes deeply into the squash, though. One time, I either heated it too fast or didn't poke enough holes -- It exploded in the microwave and it looked like there were brains everywhere -- my own version of Veggie Tales from the Crypt.

averill94 10-23-2011 06:20 AM

I LOVE it too! Use it just as a side but also as a base for chicken or shrimp parm (baked of course).

It is so yummy, little olive oil and a little sprinkling of parm. I also used to sprinkle some crushed red pepper flaks.

disneyfav4ever 07-13-2012 12:10 AM

Like a PP I just eat it with spaghetti sauce and have it as a meal. Sometimes I'll mix some spinach or something with it. It's a good light dinner.

acourtwdw2 07-21-2012 09:54 PM

I use it as a healthy replacement for pasta for everything including pasta salad and Tia noodles.

Krissalee 07-25-2012 07:51 AM

A week ago I sautéed peppers, onions and zucchini with spicy, lean turkey sausage, and put that on top of the spaghetti squash - it didn't look pretty, but was delicious!

I also like it topped with spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs. :)

t_daniels 08-02-2012 01:16 PM

Dying to try this...but a touch intimidated ... I LOVE pasta. DH is very anti starch/carbs though.:)

The spaghetti squashes I've seen are pretty good they save well??

Tinkerbell1013 03-14-2013 06:28 PM

I'd love to try spaghetti squash as a replacement for pasta. Any tips on how to pick one, how to cook, how many for 3 people? Any helpful hits are appreciated!

Rose&Mike 03-15-2013 12:24 PM

We eat spaghetti squash about once a week.

The best way I have found to cook is cut in half, scoop out the seeds, polk some holes in the outside and place each half upside down on a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet in the oven. I think it takes about 30 minutes, but it depends on the size. I just keep an eye on it and polk the squash and when it is tender it is done. :)

ETA: Oven temp ~350

The holes let the steam out and makes it less watery as does cooking it on the parchment paper.

There are a bunch of recipes on pinterest and you can do so much with spaghetti squash. Lately we have been having "baked spaghetti" squash. I take the cooked squash out, fluff it a little bit, but don't remove from the shell, add sauce and cheese and reheat in the oven until the cheese melts. In this case DH and I each eat a half of a small squash. We eat it right out the shell.

Upcoming for dinner I have planned spaghetti squash with dried cherries, goat cheese and sauteed red onions.

Hope this helps. :)

Tinkerbell1013 03-15-2013 06:21 PM

Thank you!! Going to buy a couple this weekend and give them a whirl. I'll look on Pinterest although "baked spaghetti" squash sounds yummy!

Iris82 04-05-2013 10:37 AM

Can't believe I've never tried this! I'm going to get some this weekend too. Feel in a bit of a rut with meals at the minute, it's so hard to think of new things to cook, feel like we have the same every week.

gracigirl 04-07-2013 11:10 AM

I've been wanting to try this

Lemonademouth 04-07-2013 12:46 PM

Last week we had spaghetti squash pancakes. My husband made them with almond flour and a few other ingredients I cannot remember. They were delicious.

::danielle:: 04-07-2013 01:47 PM

I also eat it to replace pasta. I remove the seeds, boil one half in water, drain it, then scrape the flesh to make "noodles."

They are a pain to cut but our grocery stores will cut it in half for you.

Merandab4 04-11-2013 04:46 PM

We also love spaghetti Squash.

Here is a tip I've learned to help cut them in half, ( Because yes they are difficult to cut and you want to make sure you cut them evenly in half so both take the same amount of time to bake)

Put the entire squash in the oven for about 15-20 minutes. That softens it up and makes it MUCH easier to cut.

Before I found out I could do that, I use to cut it at room tempature with a large knife and it was quite intimidating... i never knew if the knife was gonna slip and I would cut myself in the process;)

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