I used to be afraid of spaghetti squash.

26 January 2010
I was afraid of spaghetti squash.

I was intrigued, sure.  I mean goreous golden strands that look like buttery lovely pasta?

But I mean, it's not pasta and it's WEIRD that it seems like pasta.

WEIRD, I say.

But, I did it.  I not only tried some, I roasted & shredded it mysef.  And oh, the shredding.  The sweet sweet shredding.  Funnest thing ever.

Don't be a fool like I was!  Make this.  Make it soon or you'll forget & then you'll try it years later & kick yourself in the butt when you realize how long you could have been eating deliciousness healthy.

And it's EASY too.

Buy one of these.

Cut it in half, scrape the seeds out with a spoon.  Then roast in the oven {cut side down} at 425 degrees for 30-45 minutes.  I did end up adding a bit of water to the pan.

I let mine cool a little bit, then you take two forks and kind of rake the squash.  All of the strands will pull apart nice and fluffy.

And you end up with a big giant bowl of yum.

I made a chicken marsala to put over the top {which was really good}, but really you could just toss with a little olive oil and garlic if you wanted to keep it simple.  I am going to make this again.  and again.  and probably again.  Because it works for me!

Visit the other great tips at WFMW hosted by We Are THAT Family.  And if you're not a total dork like me and you already know the deliciousness that is spaghetti squash, tell me how YOU prepare it.  I'd love to get some new recipes!


Alison @ Hospitality Haven said...

Yum!! You'll like the post I have planned for Thursday about the way I use my own spaghetti squash! Check it out. :)

Ashley said...

Okay so I actually do know about spaghetti squash ya know since we run a grocery store and all. But....I didn't like it. It seemed to bland and I had a hard time substituting it for pasta so I served it as a side. I need a new and exciting S.S. recipe.

Anonymous said...

How much would you say you got out of one squash? Just curious how many I should get to try it for a full meal - I've been wanting to try it forever (and thanks for the step-by-step)!

Michelle said...

One smallish sized squash served three of us perfectly, we even had a bit left over.

And Ash, I think whatever sauce/how you dress it makes all the difference. When I tried it, it was good, but when I tried it with all of the stuff on top, it was great. I'm not sure I would like it with a red sauce, but I am going to give that a try too.

Anonymous said...

I make it with spaghetti sauce, cheese, and meatballs, served with garlic bread. Yummy dinner!

UnfinishedMom said...

I love it with red sauce!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, thanks! I'm going to give it a shot with grilled chicken & pesto.

Michelle said...

That would be awesome! Stop back and let us know how it turned out!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love it so,, SO much! I roast it with just olive oil, garlic cloves and pepper and eat it for lunch. YUM!

lo said...

Wait, so you can just eat this like spaghetti? I've never eaten squash or any of its relatives (including pumpkin believe it or not) and I'm scared but intrigued at the same time...

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