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Nov 2, 2008 11:41 AM

Looking for spaghetti squash recipes

I have a 4lb spaghetti squash and no clue what to do with it. I once made the Epicurious recipe (with sausage, tomato sauce and cheese). Wasn't sure I liked the combo of spaghetti squash and tomato. Anyone care to share their favorite spaghetti squash recipes?

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  1. Here's a recent CH recipe that sounds great. I haven't fixed it yet but looking forward to it. I'll also used SS just like pasta, i.e., put a sauce on it.

    1. With you on the tomato sauce, Tatyana. I usually just bake, scrape out the strands, toss with garlic butter, maybe thinned with some olive oil, S & P. I don't like cheese on it either. It's too delicate a flavor to overpower with heavy sauces, IMO.

      1. Spaghetti squash is excellent in carbonara. :)

        1. I usually microwave or roast the squash and add sauteed mushrooms, onion, peppers, and roasted eggplant. I add in fresh basil and dried oregano, plus salt and pepper. If I'm not lazy, I'll add a little bit of tomato sauce and spread the whole mixture in a pyrex and bake it for an hour to get crispy edges.

          A friend of mine makes it with pesto. She claims to love it, but to me it sounds kind of strange.

          1. The only tomato sauce I'll use for spaghetti squash is Alton Brown's (it's the whole capers, I guess); mix tomato sauce with roasted eggplant and chickpeas, then place on top of the spaghetti squash (don't mix). Not a big fan of cheese either...