This recipe is in the Moosewood Cookbook. The first 2 times I made it I fell in love. Then quite some time later, I made it again for guests and it was like glue. I, like another reviewer, felt like the breadcrumbs had gummed it up good. I think in future I will try it again and use only a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs to top the casserole with the cheese. I don't understand what I could have done either. However, don't give up on this casserole - it's delicious - just be aware that the breadcrumbs can mess it up for some reason.
I am sorry to say this did not go over well with us. The taste wasn't bad; it was the texture that was not pleasing. It was like mush; I think where it goes wrong is with the breadcrumbs, I'm not sure what they were supposed to do mixed in with the tomatos etc., but I do know that when added to the mixture it went from quite a nice looking mix to a gluey looking mush. Up to that point I think the casserole looked quite good, except that the squash seemed very fine strands. Ever have that feeling that you wished you hadn't done something?? I did as I was mixing the crumbs in, I even checked to make sure they maybe should have been sprinkled on top, but #11 is very clear to "combine squash, tomato mixture, ricotta, mozza cheese, parsley and crumbs", so I carried on anyway, cooked it and served it. It was not well recieved, sorry I made no changes to the recipe, it just wasn't for us I guess.
I don't know what happened but this was one of the worst things I have EVER cooked!!..It was sloppy wet and disgusting..I cooked it longer to try and firm it up and it stayed wet...I threw the whole thing out!! Total waste of ingredients!
I read a tip on another squash recipe to microwave the squash for a fast fix - cut in half, place in microwave safe dish with small amount of water, cover with plastic wrap and mic for 10 min on high. Perfect and FAST!
I just made this for my family and they loved it. I have never cooked spaghetti squash before and I was impressed with the outcome. I would recommend this recipe to everyone.
Taste is excellent done with fresh garden produce. Easy to assemble although squash took several minutes to bake first.