Spaghetti squash is awesome. Have you heard? If you've ever tried spaghetti squash before, then you are probably already a convert. If you haven't tried it, then you are a soon-to-be converted. 🙂
Seriously though, buy one at the grocery store or farmers market this week. It's tasty and also super healthy.Maybe you haven't tried spaghetti squash yet simply because you're not sure how to cook one. Any kind of squash can be a little intimidating if you've never roasted one before. Here's what to do. Get a spaghetti squash and use a good knife to cut it in half. This can be a little difficult, so be sure to use a sharp knife and work slowly. Scoop out the seeds and insides (much like a pumpkin, if you've ever done that). Brush a few tablespoons of olive oil over the insides. Place in a baking pan, cut sides up. Bake at 375°F for 45-50 minutes. Allow to cool enough for you to handle. Then, use a fork to shred the insides out of the shell. This will be easy as the squash will be soft. You can eat this with just a little salt + pepper (or maybe some feta if you're feeling a little fancy). Or, you can make easy tomato sauce. I mean, it makes sense, right? It's the all veggie version of traditional spaghetti. Easy Tomato Sauce, makes about 4 cups.
1 large can stewed whole tomatoes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
2-3 fresh basil leaves
salt + pepper
First cut an onion in half, remove the outside skin. Cut the garlic cloves in half as well. Heat the oil over medium heat and add the onion (cut side down) and garlic pieces. Cook for a minute or two. Add the can of tomatoes (with the juices) and the basil leaves. Cook over low/medium heat for 30 minutes. Remove the onion, garlic and basil leaves. Use a wooden spoon or immersion blender to mash up the tomatoes into a sauce. Season with salt and pepper. This is great on regular spaghetti, spaghetti sauce or gnocchi.Serve warm spaghetti squash topped with hot tomato suace and parmesean cheese. Yum! Enjoy. xo. Emma
You can get them in the U.K.from Abel & Cane.
Spaghetti squash is my favorite part of the season! I seriously get more excited for spaghetti squash them pumpkin spice lattes.
My mom always made this while growing up. Fast version to cook the squash is to cut it in half, put into a pan and pour some water into the squash and bottom of pan. Wrap suran-wrap over the pan and put into the microwave for about 5-10mins. Fast and delish!
Hey! I’m trying this recipe as we speak (the squash is seriously in my oven), but I wanted to mention one thing. I lowered the temperature of the oven because of the olive oil. 375 degrees F is pretty close to the smoking point of olive oil if you don’t have really expensive stuff, so all I did was brought my oven down to 350. I’m going to be keeping an eye on it too but I just wanted to mention this for everyone else who’ll be trying this recipe. Other than that it looks amazing and I can’t wait to sneak it to my boyfriend tonight!
I’ve never heard about it! Well I’ve learnt something new thank to you 😀 here in Italy it’s impossible to find it.
Yummm never heard of spaghetti squash but I have to try some now, looks delcious! 🙂
Big waitroses sometimes get them in, but only when in season!
I have yet to try and make spaghetti squash, but this looks delicious!
I agree with you about the spaghetti squash. I’ve tried it a couple of times and it has fallen short of my expectations. Just too bland and soft or something. Just can’t get excited about it. I’ve also tried it with several sauce recipes and none of them really helped. My usual sauce includes ripe tomatoes, green peppers, onion, garlic, and almost every spice in my spice cabinet, and it tastes great with real spaghetti, but on the squash even that sauce doesn’t help. Just doesn’t excite me at sll.
Oh wow, this sounds so good, I have never tried spaghetti squash before, now I have to do it. And a pinch of cinnamon for the tomato sauce sounds great, I also have to try this. I recommend a pinch of ground cumin for the tomato sauce, it makes the sauce taste so intense.
Lots of love, Jess
I like it !
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Oooooh this looks so interesting! Thankyou!
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IDK. It looks good, but my mom used to make these when I was a kid and I HATED them. I might give it another go round though. She didn’t scoop it out of the rind, and made us eat the whole thing so maybe I just need to try a better recipe. 😛
This sounds like a great way to get my man to eat veggies. Any ideas for a german equivalent?
You can also just boil the spaghetti squash halves! After you cut in half and scoop out the insides, place both halves, skin side up in boiling water. You’ll need a pretty big pot to fit both, depending on the size squash you buy. Boil for about 15 minutes then check with a fork (flip over the squash half and poke!) If it still feels firm, flip back so skin side is up and continue boiling. Generally it can boil up to 30 minutes, I usually find at about 20 minutes mine are good to go. Then, when cool enough to handle, use a fork and begin scraping out the ‘spaghetti’ strands!
Wooow, so easy! Will have to try this 🙂
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This looks so good! and so simple too! Would definitely have to try and give this a go.
I havn’t seen these in Denmark either. Maybe they will grow in the garden? Might be worth a try.