How to make Spaghetti Squash?
Many times I’ve walked the produce section of the supermarket and seen these large, round and yellow squash called Spaghetti Squash, but having never eating it, I always overlooked it. I love all kinds of squash, so why not this one ? Well this past week Katie and I picked up a spaghetti squash and yesterday we finally made it. I must say, it was pretty good. I sauteed the spaghetti squash in some butter and fresh herbs and it was quite nice. Next time I want to try it with tomato sauce. Seems like a great way to get kids to eat veggies.
1 spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Use a sharp knife and carefully cut the squash in half lengthwise. Place the cut side down, in a baking dish. Add enough water to cover 1/2-inch up the sides, cover with aluminum foil. Bake for about 45 minutes. Turn squash over and cover again and cook for another 15-20 minutes. Remove from the oven.
Use a spoon to remove the seeds. Using a fork, carefully pull the strands of squash away from the peel and place into a bowl.
Heat a saute pan over medium heat. Add the butter, spaghetti squash, basil, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper and toss to heat and combine. Serve immediately.