What is spaghetti squash?
It is a mildly flavoured yellow winter squash. It’s quite cool actually, when cooked it’s flesh strings apart like little strands of spaghetti! I normally cut the squash in half, and microwave for about 15 minutes (shorter or longer depending on the size of the squash) When it’s cooked, I scoop out the seeds, and run a fork through the flesh to get those “spaghetti” strings.
I don’t really do much more to it than that, since it has such a great flavour on it’s own, but you could drizzle a little EVOO and some oregano and toss. I usually just leave it plain and put a home made sauce on top with a few meatballs…b/c who doesn’t love spaghetti and meatball, right?
If I’m looking to kill a carb craving, this is my meal! It actually is a great substitute for pasta, with only 44 cals per cup and virtually no fat, also a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins, minerals, etc. You could find some fortifies pastas out there, but hey…this is naturally fortified!
this is what it looks like incase you’re wondering:
and this is after cooking and forking: