How to bake a Spaghetti Squash

09/13/2013 12:00 pm · 12 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

HOW TO BAKE A SPAGHETTI SQUASH, step by step guide with photos. jpgHow to bake a Spaghetti Squash

Have you ever had spaghetti squash?  It is a bazaar vegetable, but rather good.  You can boil them, bake them or even microwave them… But when I was about 15 my Mom was cooking one in the microwave for dinner, she had cut it in two.  But some how it sealed back together and next thing we knew it EXPLODED, blowing the microwave door open and strands of spaghetti squash all over the kitchen.  Scared us to death but we still laugh about it…… SO needless today I am a bit freaked out  by the thought of popping one of these into the microwave.  Instead I choose to bake mine.

First you will need to find a VERY SHARP and HEAVY duty knife of cleaver.  They are very hard to cut open.  I have found the easiest way is to make small jabs all the way around. Then go back around again, going a little deeper, then crack it open.

You will then need to scrap out the seeds and fibers in the middle, I do it with a spoon.

 Rub with a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.  Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 min- 115 minutes.  It depends on oven heat and how big your squash is.

 Once it is cooked, you can put a fork easily into the side and it will come off in strands that look just like spaghetti.

I like it plain with butter, and salt and pepper.

Or you can eat with red sauce and meat balls .

Fall is a great time to try these, as you can pick them up at a rather thrifty price since they are in season.

Have you tired them, and what is your favorite way to eat them?

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Alisha Dickenson
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Bobby Dickenson wanna try this one?

Rita K. Shoemaker
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Looks good. Yum

Toby Monrrial IV
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I’m all the way down!!!!!!!!!!!! This looks delicious!!

Valerie Perez
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Toby Monrrial IV try this with us

Valerie Perez
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Max Perez this is what I gave you

Jenn An Gel
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Yes! After the first time I got so use to it, it tasted weird to eat regular spaghetti U0001f602.
I never had issues cutting it. I always baked, never tried in the microwave though.

Teresa Maiden
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Have them cut it at the store. Its too dangerous to cut at home. Walmart is the only store I’ve ever had tell me they can’t cut it for me…against their rules.

Patricia Barnhart
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Yes.. it is a really good substitute

Jennifer Kerns
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This guy is going to cut a finger tip that way. U0001f601

CalvinCindyHenry
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If you put it upside down you don’t need to use the foil to cover.

A Thrifty Mom
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Sounds yummy! 🙂

Alyssa-Joe Sale
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Oh my goodness I made this the other day with a cauliflower garlic cream sauce(almost like an Alfredo) that I found on Pinterest! It was amazing!!!!

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