Tuesday, November 27, 2012

How To: Prepare Spaghetti Squash

I could easily eat pasta every day of the week and I would never be tired of it. However, I also would never fit into any of my clothes! Well spaghetti squash is a great substitute to paste that eliminates the carb factor and ups your daily vegetable intake. It is very easy and versatile to prepare, check back tomorrow for how I used it this week.

Recipe yields 4 servings (as a main dish)

2 large spaghetti squash
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to season

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice squash in half lengthwise.

Using the edge of a spoon, scrape out the seeds and stringy insides. Place squash halves on a baking dish. Season generously with salt and pepper.

Bake for 55-60 minutes. The insides should be tender and easily pierced with a fork.

Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes. Using a fork, scrape out the insides. The insides form skinny strands just like spaghetti!

Season with some more salt and pepper or drizzle with olive oil and serve as a side dish. Or top with tomato sauce and serve as a main dish. Enjoy your new pasta substitute!