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how to cook a spaghetti squash fast

March 12, 2014

spaghetti squash - midwestlovefestIs it just me or is spaghetti squash like the new “it” veggie? Personally, I prefer it over most squashes and am still surprised when people freak out about spaghetti squash just because they don’t know how to cook it. Well worry no longer! It’s easy peasy lemon squeezy (or I wouldn’t be able to cook it, I promise you).

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how toΒ cook spaghetti squash

1. Let the spaghetti squash sit out a few days. Personal preference, but I swear it’s like a banana and has to ripen.

2. Preheat the oven to 350Β°F.

3. Cut the spaghetti squash in half the long way.

4. Spoon out the seeds (pumpkin carving style!)

5. Fill a pan with about 1/2-1 inch of water. Place halves, rind-side down, in pan and bake for about 45 minutes.

spaghetti squash - midwestlovefest6. Take out of oven and let cool. Then, using a fork, rake the length of the spaghetti squash. You should come up with spaghetti-like tendrils. Do this to the sides too, to get as much squash as possible.

7.Enjoy with sauce, pesto or other veggies! And with 165 calories for the whole squash (which, by the way, fills you up pretty quickly!) you can indulge in your spaghetti craving without the guilt (or carb belly).

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  • Reply Daleian March 16, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I have to try this! Looks so easy and delicious!

    • Reply nicole March 16, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Ohmygosh, it’s SO easy. And if you don’t mind a little bit of a crunch with your pasta sauce, it’s probably the best (or healthiest) spaghetti substitute out there.

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