Spaghetti squash... recipes? New yum for me ~
- mcel215 Sep 2, 2013 09:15 AM
Okay, so I am late to the party on this one. I scoffed at any cooking show that even suggest I replace my spaghetti with spaghetti squash (don't remember which).
But a co-worker brought me in one which she baked and then made it stringy, added diced tomatoes, basil and cheddar cheese. It was delicious.
All she said she did, was to bake it in the oven, cut in half, seeds removed and then kind of used her fork to make it stringy, added tomatoes, basil and cheese and baked it another 10 minutes.
Any tried and true recipes out there?
Love spaghetti squash! One way I make is to cut in half, seed, and bake until its soft enough for a fork to easily pierce it. Then I use a fork to scrape out the stings, then I toss with roasted cherry tomatoes, roasted zucchini, feta and halved kalamata olives. Served hot as a main dish. Yum!
Whatever mixture you wind up making with your cooked spaghetti squash, try then using it to stuff zucchini, or any winter squash, then top with crumbs and cheese, and bake.
If it's hard squash, par-cook it first so the filling does not dry out during the time it takes for the hard squash to become tender.