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How to cook Spaghetti Squash

How to cook spaghetti squash

Spaghetti squash is mild and yet versatile vegetable.  If you don’t know how to cook spaghetti squash, this is a guide on how to cook it.

Spaghetti squash is usually available in the fall or winter seasons, and it comes in many different colours.  You can find orange, yellow, or ivory coloured squashes.

The seeds from the centre of spaghetti squash are usually removed before cooking and thrown out.  You can roast the seeds to reduce waste, and create a tasty snack.

By following this guide, you will be able to cook spaghetti squash, and use it in numerous different recipes.

Once cooked, you can toss the spaghetti squash with some salt and butter for a simple dish.

Or you can use it as a light pasta substitute in many dishes.

Or you can use it in a dish like the Seasonal Fall Frittata.

There are many different uses for it, and it is a great low carb or keto friendly vegetable.  As I come up with more uses and recipes featuring spaghetti squash, I will add them, but please let me know your favourite recipes, or any ideas you may have.

One thing that makes this squash so versatile is, its neutral mild flavour can blend well in many different dishes.

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How to cook and prepare spaghetti squash
How to cook spaghetti squash
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
1 spaghetti squash
Ingredients
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Servings
1 spaghetti squash
Ingredients
How to cook spaghetti squash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half length wise.
    Spaghetti squash cut lengthwise
  3. Using a spoon, scrap out all of the seeds, and the sides around the seeds. You can discard the seeds.
    Scraping seeds from Spaghetti squash
  4. Once all of the seeds are removed, the squash is ready to cook.
    Ready to cook spaghetti squash with seeds removed
  5. Place the spaghetti squash in a baking dish, with the cut side down. Add enough water to come up a quarter to half an inch up the side of the squash.
    ready to cook spaghetti squash in one pan
  6. If the squash is too large for your pain, you can put each half in its own pan.
    ready to cook spaghetti squash in two pans
  7. Bake in oven for 45 minutes to an hour, until the skin of the squash is easily pierced with a fork. Be careful when you open the oven, a cloud of steam may come out, keep back from the oven while opening it.
  8. Remove from oven, and allow to cool until you can easily handle the squash.
  9. Once cooled, use a fork to scrape the inside of the squash, pulling away strands that appear similar to spaghetti. (This is where the Spaghetti squash gets its name from.) You can put the scraped squash into a colander and allow it to drain until you are ready to use it.
    Shredding spaghetti squash
  10. Once you have removed all of the spagetti squash's flesh, you can dispose of the empty husk.
    Spaghetti squash husk with flesh removed
  11. The spaghetti squash is now ready to use.
Recipe Notes

Once the spaghetti squash is drained, it is ready to be used.

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