Do you know how to cook spaghetti squash? Here’s the perfect way to cook spaghetti for those that are gluten free! Plus, 10 great dinner recipes featuring Spaghetti Squash.
You know what the #1 vegetable that sends people to the hospital? Spaghetti Squash.
Ok. Totally making that up. But, trying to slice open a raw spaghetti squash is asking for trouble. Seriously. What are y’all thinking? I did it once and was amazed to come out of the event with all of my digits still attached. I knew that if I was to ever cook with it again, it was gonna involve a different process.
There is no reason on to try to slice that bad boy open before cooking it. Trust me.
If you’re gonna cook with Spaghetti Squash – whether you are using it for noodles in a dish or want to use the spaghetti squash as a “boat” roasting is the way to go. It’s really, really easy and way less bloody.
For perfectly cooked spaghetti squash, preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
Pierce the squash with a fork or knife (being careful, remember, safety first!), then place on a baking pan. Place in the oven, and roast until you can insert a knife easily through. A medium sized spaghetti squash will take about 40 minutes.
Remove from the oven to cool, until it can be easily handled. Slice open, lengthwise, then use a scissor to loosen the seedy threads from the squash. Scoop and toss the seeds.
Then simply pull the strands of spaghetti squash out with a fork! You’re ready to go!
Ready for some Spaghetti Squash recipe inspriation? Here are some of my faves:
Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash with Pesto and Parmesan, www.kaylynskitchen.com
Spaghetti Squash Fajita Bowls, www.momfavorites.com
Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Casserole, www.dailyunadventuresincooking.com
Squash Noodle Bowl with Lime Peanut Sauce, www.thefirstmess.com
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Boats, www.nutmegnanny.com
Spaghetti Squash Yakisoba Style, www.pickledplum.com
Caramelized Onions and Spaghetti Squash Casserole, www.joyofkosher.com
Spaghetti Squash Gratin, www.akitchencafe.com
Skinny Baked Shrimp Scampi, www.pineappleandcoconut.com
Cinnamon and Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Carbonara, www.cookingforkeeps.com