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The Great Spaghetti Squash Experiment

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I am constantly on a quest to eat healthy & lots of veggies. Of course, there are several things standing in my way. One of them is spaghetti. I’ve heard from several people that “spaghetti squash is so good it’s just like pasta” so I thought I would give it a try… here’s how it went.

Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

What you need:

  • 1 spaghetti squash (for 2 people)
  • Olive oil
  • minced garlic
  • diced onion
  • pesto sauce (we use pre-made)
  • feta cheese

What you do:

Slice the squash in half, hot dog style. Place it flat side down on a baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

In a pan, heat olive oil and garlic. Add diced onion and cook until transparent.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Take the squash out of the oven. Use a fork or spoon to remove the seeds and gooey insides.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Then, use a fork to scratch at the sides of the squash. It should come off in noodle-like strips.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Once the whole squash is spaghetti-ified, add the “noodles” to your olive oil and toss. Add pesto sauce and feta cheese, and stir to combine.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Plate & eat.

Pesto Spaghetti Squash - Charleston Crafted

Notice, I didn’t say enjoy. This was fine and tasted ok and wasn’t terrible, but it does NOT taste like spaghetti. It tastes like squash. And we will NOT be making it again.

Have you made spaghetti squash? Did you like it? Did we do it wrong or is it just gross? 🙂

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Lisa

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

We make the spaghetti squash a little differently. Its good as a side dish but not so much as a main course. After slicing the squash, we take the seeds out before cooking. Then I cook it flat sides down in a shallow dish with a little water in it in the microwave for about 15 minutes or so. Spaghettify as you did and put all of it in a bowl. Then add salt, pepper, a little butter and some sauteed garlic. I then add a little shredded cheese to it and stir it all up. Decent side dish. If you want to "fancy it up" you can take cubed zuccini, chopped mushrooms and sundried tomatoes that you have sauteed in a skillet to teh squashand cheese mixture and mix it really well.

CharlestonCrafted

Tuesday 22nd of October 2013

Maybe we will try it like that. We really didn't like the recipe we tried. I could see it as an ok side but we were really hungry with just that for dinner, even though we got plate fulls.