I bought a spaghetti squash to try, but now I don't know what to do with the beastie to best use it... any tips?
I use it like pasta. Tonight I'm serving it with Beef Stroganoff. I did a Lamb Ragu last week. Anything that is traditionally served on a bed of noodles is the perfect partner.
Cut in half and bake, cut side down, in a 350 oven for 35-40 minutes. Fill the halves with the sauce and serve or scoop the flesh out and use it as a bed for your sauce.
I've also stuffed each half raw with meatloaf mixture and baked for 40 minutes.
Hope that helps!
I LOVE spaghetti squash. Recently I've been sauteing onions and garlic together and throwing in some fresh dices tomatoes just as the onions and garlic are finishing up, enough to heat the tomatoes through but not turn them too mushy. Then I toss the mixture into the squash meat.
As far as actually cooking the squash, I cut it in half and put both halves into a baking dish (cut side down) with about an inch or so of water and bake until my knife slides into it with ease.
A few weeks ago I made spaghetti sauce with ground turkey and loads of veggies and served it over the squash, I didn't miss the spaghetti noodles at all.
That meatloaf idea sounds yummy! I've got to try it.
OMG by far the MOST OBSESSED girl on the planet... (yes me) when it comes to spaghetti squash. I literally eat it EVERY single day! Ha Ha.
I love the combination for spaghetti squash and salmon. It's just out of this world :) Or you can pair it with clam sauce, oh yum! Just use spaghetti squash like you would spaghetti!
Love LOVE it! Easy to cook, easier to eat, extremely low cal. My fave food for caving to bad behavior, overeating. Massive heaps of it add up to little.
This couldn't be more true... Especially with some pesto.
kmcook84, I buy spaghetti squash at my regular grocery store. It looks like this.
I use it for mock lasagna. Cooked spaghetti squash, cottage cheese, marinara and mozzarella. Yum!