Spaghetti Squash Recipes

2 May

How is it that I only found out about the miracle of spaghetti squash in the past couple of years? I bet some of you still don’t know what it is, the shame. The spaghetti squash is an amazing vegetable that looks and almost tastes just like SPAGHETTI!

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I know, it’s fantastic.

It starts out looking like this though.

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The booze is pertinent to the recipe (not true).

Ingredients

1 Spaghetti Squash

3-6 Roma tomatoes

Garlic

Mushrooms

Oil

Spices

Cheese

Pesto

So you wash your spaghetti squash and then puncture it like a potato. I have seriously never read a recipe on how to cook a spaghetti squash, I simply assumed this would be the best way to cook it and it worked. Maybe I should broaden my horizons.

After puncturing the squash I put it on a pan and cook it at 375° for an hour.

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In the meantime I boiled some water and I tossed in three Roma tomatoes. Once the skin cracked (3 minutes or so) I used a slotted spoon to transfer them to a bowl of cold water. The skins come off like magic.

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After removing the skin I put the Roma’s in the Magic Bullet and blend until smooth, set aside. Heat up a couple of tablespoons of oil in a pot (on medium heat) and toss in some garlic. Once browned add a handful of chopped mushrooms. Once those are lookin’ tender add the tomato purée and cook covered on medium heat for a 15 minutes or so. Make sure to stir so it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.

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Get inventive! Add olives, artichokes, peppers, onion or whatever you want to your “pasta” sauce!

When it’s ready, take the squash out of the oven and let it cool for a few minutes. Cut it in half and then pick the seeds out with a fork. After removing the seeds, use a fork to scrape the “spaghetti” out of the squash.

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Pour the sauce over the squash pasta, then cover it with cheese if you wish.

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Yum.

Half of the squash and 3 Roma tomatoes were more than enough for a meal for me. I was actually stuffed.

That was last night. Tonight I used the other half of the squash to make pesto “pasta”, covered with cheese of course.

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Two great meals, one great squash.

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