Significantly lower in carbs and calories than traditional pasta, spaghetti squash serves as a healthier weeknight dinner base. You won't believe how easy it is to cook!
November 03, 2015
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Six Simple Steps to Perfect Spaghetti Squash
Not only is spaghetti squash a tasty addition to your day, but it's also a delicious way to incorporate veggies into mealtime in a variety of ways. Even if you've never even thought about eating a low-carb or gluten-free diet, this stuff is the real deal—tender, filling, and naturally sweet! Turn it into a hearty lasagna dish, fritters, or just substitute it in all of your favorite pasta dishes.
If you're ready to jump on the spaghetti squash train but have no idea where to start, here's a method that yields the perfect consistency with ease.
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Step 1: Halve
First, preheat an oven to 350°. Then, slice the spaghetti squash in half.
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Step 2: Deseed
Next, get rid of the seeds and membrane. This is done easily with a grapefruit spoon.
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Step 3: Roast
Place each half cut side down in a large casserole dish and fill with 1/2 cup of water. Cook 45-50 minutes.
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Step 4: Cool
Remove the squash from oven, turn cut side up and let it cool for 10 minutes.
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Step 5: Scrape
After squash has cooled, scrape down the sides of the squash with a fork into a bowl.
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Step 6: Serve
Top with your favorite topping of choice and enjoy!