How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Eve!!

What are your plans for the day/evening?

I went for a quick 4-mile run this morning within a half an hour of waking up.

After that, I enjoyed some ABC French Toast.

A = almond butter

B = banana

C = chia seeds

I also added some shredded coconut and pure maple syrup. πŸ™‚


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Up until this winter, I had never cooked squash before.

My first squash cooking experience was with a butternut squash that I made into Butternut Squash Soup; it turned out very delectable!

Yesterday, I overcame my fear of cooking spaghetti squash. I had never heard of spaghetti squash until reading blogs this fall, but ever since seeing it, I was very intrigued!

I followed this step-by-step process.

I started by rising the squash.


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I then used a sharp knife to cut the squash in half.


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The two halves.


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Next I scooped out all the pulp and seeds with a spoon.


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Here’s what it looked like when I was done.


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I then sprayed both halves with extra virgin olive oil.

(This isn’t necessary, but the directions I was following suggested doing it. I didn’t use very much olive oil.)


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I also sprinkled some salt and pepper on.


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I then inverted them on a baking sheet. And baked them at 400 degrees for 35 minutes.


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After coming out of the oven.


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To make sure it is done baking, a knife should slice through the skin and membrane easily.


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In order to make the “spaghetti,” I took a fork and started pulling the pulp away from the skin.


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I continued working all the way around the edges, pulling and “fluffing” the strands of “spaghetti.”


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As you can see, the squash comes off the skin very easily.


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Transfer all of the squash into a container, and you have your spaghetti squash!


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I used a bunch of leftovers to make a hearty, vegetable-filled topping for the spaghetti squash.

I started by sauteing chopped onions and mushrooms; then threw in some garlic.

I then added canned diced tomatoes, black beans, and chopped frozen spinach.

I don’t remember the exact seasonings I used, but they contained: thyme, paprika, salt, and pepper.

I was very impressed with myself for not following a recipe, and it tasted good! πŸ™‚


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Have a very merry and blessed Christmas!!

2 Comments
    1. That looks great! I’m starting to become fanatic about spaghetti squash, it’s an amazing vegetable! πŸ™‚

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