Baked Spaghetti Squash.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Today was my first day trying out spaghetti squash. I started with an easy recipe I found on Steamy Kitchen. The recipe was very easy and it turned out really well. I had a bowl of it and am super full surprisingly. I think this is going to be my new favourite alternative to pasta.

baked spaghetti squash with garlic and butter

Servings: 6 Prep Time: 5 Cook Time: 60


1 small spaghetti squash (about 3-4 pounds)2 tablespoons butter2 cloves garlic, finely minced1/4 cup finely minced parsley (or basil)1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese


1. Preheat oven to 375F. Pierce squash a few times with sharp paring knife (to let steam escape). Bake spaghetti squash for 60 minutes, or until a paring knife pierces easily through skin with little resistance. Let squash cool for 10 minutes.
2. Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Use a fork to remove and discard the seeds. Continue using fork to scrape the squash to get long, lovely strands. If the squash seem difficult to scrape, return the squash to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
3. Heat a large saute pan with the butter and the garlic over medium-low heat. When garlic becomes fragrant, add parsley, salt and spaghetti squash strands. Toss well, sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and taste to see if you need additional salt. The spaghetti squash should have a slight crunch (i.e. not mushy) - but if you like it softer, cover the pan and cook 2 more minutes.

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  1. Aren't spaghetti squash amazing things!

  2. Sounds like a yummy combination!

  3. Spaghetti squash is so delicious. And it goes great with butter, garlic, and Parmesan. Simple, classic, totally scrumptious. Thanks for this.

  4. Spaghetti squash is so scrumptious! Your recipe looks divine!

  5. This look yummy. It just goes to show that healthy can be tasty. It really is about planning your healthy life style so you can get slim and stay healthy. And it isn't hard just set goals and there are great tools to help you stay on track. It worked for me.


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