Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Squashin' the Resistance to Squash

Have you met my friend, the spaghetti squash?  This oblong yellow squash can be found in your local supermarket.  Here's the easiest way to make this delicious squash:

First, I put the entire squash into the microwave for 2 minutes, to soften the skin to cut.  Then slit it down the middle.  It kind of reminds me of a pumpkin on the inside.  Scoop the seeds out. 
Then get a cassrole dish out, put a 1/4 c of water in the bottom.  Flip your squash upside down (so the inside is in the water) and cover it with saran wrap.  Put in the microwave and cook for 7-10 minutes.  I usually take the other half of the squash and wrap it in saran wrap, refrigerate it, and enjoy it another day.



Take a fork, and put it into the flesh and pull...the "spaghetti"  will form and then you can plate it up.
I like to salt, pepper, and put a little spaghetti sauce and parm cheese sprinkled on top.  Some people like it with butter and cheese. 
 

13 comments:

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Be honest. Is it really good because i am not a squash fan.

ferne said...

It is really good actually and very healthy for you too!

Jackie said...

I love it just the way that you prepared it! Delicious!

Kim said...

I used to make it for my kids with marinara sauce.. never said the word "squash" they loved it.. until of couse they found out what it was.. then it was like yuck we can't eat that.. LOL it's very good and good for you.

Cheryl said...

You have taken away my fear of trying this :-)!!!! I'll be picking up my squash tomorrow!

Carol said...

I love it...but I didn't know the trick about microwaving the whole thing to soften the skin and make it easier to cut...thank you so much.

krisgray said...

This is one of my faves - always do this for myself while DH and son eat pasta w sauce. So good w butter and salt and pepper. Hhmm need to check the fridge....

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, that looks wonderful Kris! I have to say, I never make squash -- a habit I should probably get rid of!

Kelly@ Charming Chatter said...

How pretty is that! I've never made it before - but I'm going to give it a try! Thanks so much for sharing!!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

The only squash I've ever liked is yellow summer squash. But I haven't tried spaghetti squash. I should do that.

Michele said...

I have heard of preparing squash this way, but have never tried it.....thanks for the tutorial. I was wondering the same thing as Jen, is it really good? Or as good as spaghetti?

Mary Ann said...

Thanks for the tip on microwaving the squash for a bit BEFORE cutting it!! Sure makes the job easier!

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