By Johnney on November 28, 2003
Photo by DanaPNY
Photo by DanaPNY
"There are so many ways to serve this wonderful veggie. I use it in place of pasta. You can experiment with different sauces and herbs to create a great tasting dish. Try it with Alfredo sauce, or add some pesto and butter or your favorite herbs. Look for more recipes I posted for this veggie."
Serving Size: 1 (302 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Thank you Johnney! I wondered if you could freeze this squash and you answered that for me! You did a great job explaining the different ways to make this squash. I will try them all. Many thanks again."
"Thanks for posting these great steps. I haven't ever had or cooked with spaghetti squash before, but my husband and I are trying to eat healthier, so I thought I might give it a shot, and this is very helpful!"
"My first spaghetti Squash!!! And it was really good! Since my husband and I are doing the low carb diet we've really missed our pasta dishes and this helps fill the gap. I will be experimenting with herbs and additions as you suggested. Thank you for taking the mystery out of this delicious vegetable:)"
"I followed the instructions for microwaving & it worked perfectly :0)"
"Haven't tried spaghetti squash in years. Tried it tonight and it was wonderful. However, once I scraped the strands from the rind there was much liquid (water?). Suggestions?"
"never had this before and it was bangin!"
"Thank you, I hadn't made spaghetti squash in a long time and forgot how to do it. I used the oven method since it is cold out. Spaghetti squash should be on the menu even for people who don't care for squash (like myself) since it is so mild; it would go with almost ANY sauce a cook could come up with. Thanks again for a real "go-to" tutorial."
"It was great in the oven! 1.5 hours with some stab wounds to the side made it come out perfectly. The 'noodles' were nice and fluffy, not damp like when I microwave it. Veggie hating husband applauded!"
"We have lived in a time warp and have never tried spaghetti squash prior to this! I used the oven method since it was cold outside, and it cooked up perfectly and shredded like a dream! I tossed it with butter and an Italian herb blend. It was scrumptious! My daughter added shredded Parmesan to hers, and made yummy noises while eating it. I might mention she is a veggie hater! Looks like spaghetti squash is on the menu again...especially when I mentioned alot of people use spaghetti sauce on it. I also cannot wait to try other herb blends with it. Thanks for sharing these techniques with us all, there's one for everyone, so no more excuses NOT to try spaghetti squash!"
"Thank you for your very helpful directions. I used the microwave method this time because I was running short on time. I can't wait to try it roasted. I love roasted vegetables. I imagine roasting the squash would make it even more flavorful. We were skeptical about trying this in place of pasta but my daughter and I both liked it even more than spaghetti! I served it with Paul Newman's marinara sauce with cooked ground beef in it. UPDATED: I tried roasting it according to Recipe #162765 and didn't think it was worth the time or hour of having the oven going when using the microwaves works just as well. We didn't notice it being any different in taste or texture. I've since served Recipe #373844 and Recipe #76 over the spaghetti squash cooked this way and everyone has LOVED it. I have even substituted it for rice when serving a Shrimp Teriyaki Stir-fry recipe from WW. Another huge hit!"
"How nice of you to post these instructions. I've been vowing to try spaghetti squash for decades and finally bought one the other day. I've never even tasted one before, yet alone cooked it. I'm anxious to add it to our low-carb life style. Baking it is the way to go for us. Thanks so much for helping us get started."
"I appreciate you posting multiple ways to prepare this squash. I preferred the baked method and created a couple of dinners thanks to your storage instructions! I featured this recipe on my blog - http://danasfoodblog.com/?p=2307."
"What a helpful recipe! Thank you so much! I like the boiling method but may try the others as well."
"DD and her BF used the microwave method to prepare a squash. It turned out perfect and was very quick and easy. Thanks for sharing these methods. We'll be cooking spaghetti squash often."
"This is exactly what I was looking for... I just cooked one based on someone else's information. And I know I under cooked it. I'd never made it before so I had no idea what to expect. Freezing and storing was a great addition as well. Thanks so much for posting!"
"I used the microwave method and it was so easy! I could only do half at a time bc my squash was so big, and I also didn't cover based on another review. Next time, I will definitely cover however because the edges of the squash got dried out. After combing out the squash, I served with doctored up canned spaghetti sauce and it was great! Thanks so much!"
"I tried the microwave method and it worked great!! I didn't even use plastic wrap over the top I just stuck it in with the water for about 13 mins. I had never cooked spaghetti squash before and I had no problems getting it to come out in nice strings with a fork after removing from the microwave. Thanks for the info!"