First find a squash that is in good shape….you know a nice stem, not too dried out. Next heat oven to 350, take squash and cut lengthwise. It could be kind of tough….so use a sharp knife and lots of pressure. Remove seeds…if you have a garden save them for next year and plant. Take a cookie sheet that has some lips….well edges….place the squash upside down or flesh side down, put in oven add about 2 cups water to the cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour. This is perfect timing to prep anything you want to use the squash for. When the squash is done, carefully remove from oven…pour off water….flip over so flesh is up. Now…take a folk and scrap the meat towards you, yes this is how it works….keep scraping. The flesh comes out like spaghetti. Now you can use it for many dishes if you are on a diet, gluten free or just want healthy good eats.
Some things to try with this great veggie
- Spaghetti of course
- Beef stroganoff …..but use only mushrooms and Greek yogurt in place of sour cream for a non meat low cal meal. Or use lean meat and Greek yogurt
- Chicken spaghetti……a mixture of velvetta cheese, rotel, cream of chicken or mushroom soup, meat and milk.
- Mushroom Marsala
- Chicken Marsala
Pretty much anything you would use pasta for try the spaghetti squash
And as always we hope you enjoy……