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How Do I Cut Spaghetti Squash?
First, wash the outside and cut in half from the flower end to the stem end lengthwise. This can sometimes take a little muscle because like the hard squash like pumpkin, they can be quite hard, and just like a pumpkin you need to make sure to get a spoon and scrape out all of the seeds. You are going to need a cutting board and a sharp knife. I like to use a silicone baking sheet under my cutting board to keep it from slipping around on you.
Is Cooked Spaghetti Squash Crunchy?
When spaghetti squash is completely done cooking the squash will be tender. The way to tell if it is done is to pierce it with a fork and if it easily poked inside it is done.
What Is The Benefit Of Spaghetti Squash?
Spaghetti squash is very good for you. It is a nutrient-dense food that is high in vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants. It is a low-calorie and high fiber meal. It contains B-6, manganese, and vitamin C. You could cook these in the microwave, but doing that will kind of defeat the purpose of eating this wonderful vegetable. Here are some great articles about using microwaves to cook with: Are Microwaves Safe by Dr. Josh Axe and Safety of using a Microwave Dr. Erig Berg
How Do You Cook Spaghetti Squash?
There are several ways to Cook Spaghetti Squash. You can steam it, bake it or microwave it. We like to steam it. We don’t like to use a microwave because of the information we have read about cooking with them (see article above by Dr. Josh Axe.) We love to steam ours. It always comes out so tender and delicious. But if you want to use it, simply wash it, pierce it with a knife multiple times all over the exterior peel of the squash, and microwave it until the outside is soft and it collapses.
Spaghetti squash can also be baked. We will touch on it below but you cut it lengthwise in half, scoop out the seeds. Baste the inside of the squash with 2 tsp of healthy oil, salt, and pepper, and put them face down on a cookie sheet, and bake for 40 – 60 minutes in a 400 F oven (204 c ).
What You Will Need To Make Spaghetti Squash
- Large stockpot with a tight-fitting lid
- A cutting board
- Silicone mat – optional
- Sharp knife
- 2 Forks for shredding it
- Bowl for serving
- Hot pan holders
Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Ingredients For Spaghetti Squash Recipe
- 1 large spaghetti squash – feeds 2×4 people depending on their appetite
- Salt And Pepper to taste
This recipe is for the steaming method of spaghetti squash. You need to get a stockpot and put some water in the bottom of it. We don’t need much because we are steaming this baby. Place the squash on end and lean against the side of your pan and place the lid on it firmly. Now turn on and let it steam.
For the Baking Method
- Wash your squash and on a cutting board carefully cut the squash lengthwise. Scrap out the seeds.
- Place 2 tsp of healthy oil inside your squash and rub or baste all over the inside.
- Add Himalayan Pink Salt and pepper to taste.
Place upside down on a baking sheet and put in a pre-heated 400F oven. Bake for 40 minutes to an hour. Check to see if done by piercing the skin of the squash with a sharp steak knife. Squash will be done when the knife slides in easily.
Carefully flip them right side up. Using two forks, one to secure the squash and the other to shred place the fork to shred at the top of the squash around the rim left by removing the seeds. Pierce the flesh slightly and slide the fork down toward the bottom of that hole. Remove the fork and place it back up at the top again. Repeat going around in a circle until the entire thing is shredded.
Repeat the process for the next half of spaghetti squash.
When they are done put in a plate or bowl of your choice. Top with grass-fed butter and Himalayan pink salt and fresh ground pepper. If you want a little more flavor try it with spaghetti sauce, alfredo sauce, flavorful pesto. or delicious sauteed veggies.
- Ingredients For Spaghetti Squash Recipe
- 1 large spaghetti squash - feeds 2x4 people depending on their appetite
- Salt And Pepper to taste
This recipe is for the steaming method of spaghetti squash. You need to get a stockpot and put some water in the bottom of it. We don't need much because we are steaming this baby. Place the squash on end and lean against the side of your pan and place the lid on it firmly. Now turn on and let it steam.
Once in a while I open it up and take a steak knife and attempt to stab it. When it is done, the knife will glide in easily. This will take about 45 minutes to an hour to get done depending on the size of your squash.
At this point, I take a fork and remove them to a large bowl and pull the water off of the heat (I usually add this to my soups.).
Take a second fork and use it to hold the squash still by stabbing it into the flesh of the squash. Then with the second fork put it into the squash just past the skin at the edge and drag it down toward the empty center of it where the seeds used to be. Rotate and do this all the way around the squash until it is all like spaghetti. Scrape it into a bowl and put the skin into your compost. Season with some organic grass-fed butter, salt, and pepper. It is great just like this! Or you can top with your favorite spaghetti sauce, etc.