Wednesday, January 25, 2012

How to Make Delicious Spaghetti Squash!

Earlier this month I posted about my new years resolutions and goals. One of my goals was to try a new recipe each month. I have been dying to try spaghetti squash instead of pasta for ages. I picked up the squash a week ago and today I finally got around to it!
I actually really liked it!! The sauce I made was delicious so that helped. I simmered my sauce for a few hours which I think makes a huge difference.
I highly recommend trying spaghetti squash.You feels like your eating pasta, it's very satisfying. Even Leigh liked it!

This is what I did:

For the squash:
Cut it in half lengthwise and scrape put the seeds and pulp. Place it cut side down on a baking tray and bake at 375. I did it for 35 minutes but I might try it a little longer next time. When it's done, scrape the insides with a fork and it turns instantly into pasta shape! I found this part quite fun lol. Put on a plate and add your toppings.

For the sauce:
You can use any sauce you want really, but this is what I did. I don't use recipes for sauce but first I sauteed half an onion and a few garlic cloves. Then I took a big can of lower sodium crushed tomatoes, about 1 cup of water (skip if you plan on eating the sauce right away, I wanted to let mine simmer for a few hours so I added more liquid. Then I added cooked ground turkey (you can also use beef, or no meat at all) and some spices: basil, oregano, pepper and 2 bay leaves. This time I didn't add salt so add that to taste if it needs it. Bring to a boil and let simmer.
And that's it!

You can also add a bit of cheese like I did for my hubby like Parmesan or feta. I have also seen baked lasagna versions!

Let me know if you try this out!

1 comment:

  1. Taren this looks yummy! I have some frozen pasta sauce... I think I will try it with the spaghetti squash!