Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spaghetti Squash (See Jane Cook)


I loved my vegetables growing up, yet spaghetti squash always repulsed me.  Stringy, with a crunch, yet somehow soggy at the same time--it was the stuff of spooky Halloween parties (you know what I'm talking about).  Once fall was in full force, I would look around suspiciously at the decorative gourds and squashes that my mom displayed and wonder which ones she was going to make us eat.

I've since reacquainted myself with spaghetti squash and this time, it's love.  With a little olive oil, fresh ground pepper, sea salt and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese, spaghetti squash has become a fall staple of mine (cut in half and bake for an hour at 400 degrees).  I'm excited to try new recipes but for now I'm pleased enough with the fact that I can eat it without missing actual noodles.

spooky

24 comments

Josie said...

Can you believe I've never had spaghetti squash? It looks so tasty!
xo Josie
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La Petite Olga said...

Sounds great. Wanted to try it for ages just can't find it anywhere...

xx Olga
La Petite Olga

April said...

I just made some last week...did not turn out as tasty as yours looks! It was a little squishy. But you're right...it's carb free!

Tabitha said...

I use spaghetti squash ALL the time and have great recipes if you ever need them. My personal favorite is spaghetti squash with brown sugar and butter or with sauteed sundried tomato, brocolli and feta.

Kate said...

I love spaghetti squash, though I've never tried it this way! I've only ever done it with tomato sauce, but this whole olive oil & fresh parm sounds pretty amazing. Will have to try this soon!

Kate said...

That sounds so good, I will have to try it out!

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Anna Jane said...

tabitha - those sound AWESOME! i have another spaghetti squash ready to go and will definitely use those!

Meena said...

Still haven't tried Spaghetti squash..but this looks awesome!!

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Sara said...

This looks so yummy! A perfect fall meal.

Rhiannon said...

looks super yummy!
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debbiecutieface said...

I've never had spaghetti squash!

victoria | vmac+cheese said...

I just made spaghetti squash this past weekend! So good. Little tip I discovered: I was running late and didn't have time to bake it. So instead, I poked it a bunch of times with a knife and boiled the whole thing for 20 minutes. Cut it in half, and it was perfect!

skippysays said...

I love spaghetti squash! And it's awesome with a great marinara sauce on top too :)
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thegoodgirlgoneblog.com said...

I really wish I liked spaghetti squash as much as real pasta. My boyfriend loves it! We cooked it up with some homemade tempeh meatballs and it was good, but still not real spaghetti :(

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Marissa at Style Cusp said...

One of my favorite dishes to eat. It's so simple to make + the perfect substitute for a bowl full of carbs!

Grace said...

wow - this is a must try

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Christina said...

I love spaghetti squash!

TheChambrayCountess said...

So yummy! My mom would always shred it and bake it in the oven with marinara sauce and cheese-- so good with breadsticks and you feel (kind-of) healthy!

Alicia said...

Funny you posted this - I cooked butternut squash for my first time two nights ago and it was SO delicious. I've always been curious about spaghetti squash so I'll have to give this a try. Sounds yummy to me!

Mike said...

I saw that the other day at WholeFoods and been wondering how to use it. Apparently it;s much simpler than I thought!
Thanks for posting this.

Peace
Mike

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clementine* said...

sooo... do you just shred some squash and fry it in olive oil? that sounds pretty good, whether thats how you make it or not. btw i've never heard of spaghetti squash before. i want to try it.

Anonymous said...

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