Dinner tackled – Spaghetti Squash

If you’ve checked out some “healthier” cooking sites, you’ve seen the discussion of Spaghetti Squash.  I bought one a few weeks ago but never ended up making it. Jon did, but he didn’t know what to do with it so I didn’t get to try any.  But tonight, TONIGHT! I was going to make it.  I bought one, posted about it on Facebook, and got a few people chiming in on what to do with it.

First, though, you have to cut it in half. My god that took all my strength! I’m a weakling.  I scooped out the seeds (reminded me of halloween!) I pre-heated the oven to 375 and grabbed a cookie sheet and lined it with foil.  I placed both halves face down, put it in the oven, and cooked it 45 minutes.  After that, I turned off the oven and let it sit for about 10 minutes.

During that 10 minutes, I grabbed a big skillet, put in about 1 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil, thinly sliced garlic clove, salt & pepper. Once that heated, I took out the squash, and started shredding! So easy. Just use a fork and scrape! I added it to the olive oil mixture, and let it hang out there for awhile. I ended up adding some more salt (well, my garlic sea salt grinder stuff) and after about 5-10 minutes, served!

It was pretty good. I liked the parts that had a bit more salt. I think it brought out the flavor. It was pretty much an easy dish (minus the cutting in half).  I recommend!

Oh and thanks to my mom for sending me a martha stewart recipe for what to cook it in. I wouldn’t have thought to slice the garlic in slivers!


  1. says

    The recipe I saw said to cut in half, scoop out the seeds and then place it face up with the oil, garlic, and salt and pepper inside of the squash to bake the flavor in. We made acorn squash once and it was a bitch to cut in half too. WTF?

    • mrs.csunsweetie says

      Acorn? Was it the size of one? LOL.

      A coworker posted on facebook if you poke the skin (like you would a potato) and stick it in the microwave for a few minutes, you can then cut it a lot easier. Hmm. But cook right side up? i’d be worried it’d burn? lol

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