Sunday, July 20, 2014

How to: Spaghetti Squash

I'd always heard about how amazing spaghetti squash is, how by just running a fork through the flesh of the gourd, impastas come to be (sorry, bad joke... couldn't resist).

I just had to see it to believe it. So, I bought one. And guess what? It worked! Yes, by just running a fork through the squash, I came upon healthy, flavorful, bountiful "noodles".

Here's a few tips and notes:
~When cutting the squash in half,  use a super sharp knife because the raw gourd is pretty tough, and you'll want to make as straight of a cut as possible so that the squash will steam itself evenly.
~One medium-sized spaghetti squash is about the equivalent of two to two and a half cups of "noodles".
~For maximum efficiency, use a fork to get as much of the flesh out as possible, but then scrape the insides of the skins out with the edge of a large spoon to remove the remaining fruit.

So, Heres the technique

Spaghetti Squash

1 medium spaghetti squash

1) Preheat oven to 375 degrees (Fahrenheit)
2) Cut squash in half length-wise.
3) Line a baking tray with foil, and place the squash cut-side down over foil.
4) Bake for forty minutes, or until the squash has become as tender as you'd like it.

~~{~@ Danielle


  1. Hi Danielle!

    I have felt the same way about spaghetti squash... I hear a lot of people talking about it, but I have yet to try! Is it really like noodles? Is it more bland, or does it taste like squash but with spaghetti consistency. I wonder if my kiddos would like it?

    I guess I'm just going to have to try! Thanks for posting these tips. I'm really comfortable with cooking summer squash and acorn squash but I have yet to try spaghetti squash, and these tips are really helpful!

    Also- I love that bowl! So pretty. Glad to have found your blog!

    1. Spaghetti squash is rather bland, and is similar to angel hair pasta. And although I'd say it could be used anywhere that you'd use pasta, I don't know if you'd be able to pass it off as "normal" noodles. Depending on how picky your children are, I'm sure they would like it!