I have a confession to make... I'm obsessed with spaghetti squash.
Seriously, it's delicious!
And it's not just because it's a guilt-free alternative to pasta
(although that is a very nice feature!)
... it's because it really is that good!
It took some convincing to get my half-Italian husband to try it (I know, I know, it's not real pasta), but once he tried it even he loves it now.
You should be adventurous and give it a try!
Read on for the how-to....
There are a few possible ways to cook a spaghetti squash...
1. you can cook it whole on a baking tray, for about 45 minutes at 400 degrees. Then cut it in half and scoop out (and discard) the center seeds. Then using a fork, scrape the sides of the squash to remove all the "spaghetti".
2. Alternatively, you can cut the squash in half before it's cooked and remove the inner seeds (this is a little easier than when it's cooked). Then place the squash halves open-side-down on an oiled baking dish with a little water, and cook for 45-50 minutes at 400 degrees. As above, use a fork to scrape out the "spaghetti".
Once you have your cooked "spaghetti", you can do whatever you want with it...
.... like saute it with a little garlic & butter, then top with parmesan cheese and chives.
Or the classic way with tomato sauce & cheese.
You can also serve it right out of the squash half... after you scoop out the center seeds (and cook your squash as described above), use the open squash halves as bowls and fill with pasta sauce and top with grated cheese. Then place them under the broiler for a minute or two until the cheese melts & starts to brown slightly.
Any way you do it, it's delicious!