Give your cooking chops a lesson in squash making with 6 ways to cook with spaghetti squash! Featuring creamy, cheesy, savory meals, you’re in for a treat with whichever option you choose.
Spaghetti squash is one of those mysterious foods that you see in the grocery store but never end up reaching for. You want to cook it, but either it seems too intimidating or too it’s just too difficult to pursue.
No matter your spaghetti squash hesitations, I’m here to kick ’em out the door! Because, say it with me: Cooking. Spaghetti. Squash. Is. EASY!
And there are multiple cooking options for spaghetti squash, so you can try out different methods and see which one fits.
Bake: Place squash discs on a baking sheet and drizzle with a touch of olive oil. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes, or until the strands easily pull apart when raked with a fork.
Boil: Submerge squash discs in boiling water until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Though slightly quicker, you’ll lose more water-soluble vitamins when cooking this way.
Microwave: Place squash discs on a dish and fill the dish with about 1 inch of water. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, or until the strands easily pull apart when raked with a fork. Flip the pieces at 5 minutes.
Crock-Pot: Poke some holes into the outer skin of the squash using a fork, and then place the entire thing in a crock pot (uncut). Cover with 2 cups of water and set on low for 6 to 8 hours. Once cooked, slit the squash open, remove the seeds, and rake out the spaghetti with a fork.
And there you have it! Four easy, fool-proof methods for cooking the squash dishes of your dreams. And with that, I’m here to give you some recipe ideas so that you can put your newfound squash cooking knowledge to use!
First up, we have oh-so-savory Pesto Spaghetti Squash Bowls. This quick and tasty dish packs in the veggies to provide your body with all of the tomato, broccoli, and spinach goodness it could want! Topped with feta cheese, this is a surefire way to fall in love with spaghetti squash "noodles."
Rich, creamy, cheesy flavor has never been better than in this Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese dish. Why eat regular from-the-box 'mac when you can have gourmet, served in the shell spaghetti squash?! These delicious bowls are filled with a blend of milk, butter, and spices for all of the flavor you could imagine. Top with extra mozzarella for that perfect final touch.
Give Taco Tuesday a fun twist and mix things up with Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls! This dish is filled with classic burrito mix-ins like black beans, shredded cheese, green pepper, onion, and corn! Complete with a creamy Greek yogurt adobo sauce, this dish isn't playing around. Just like your favorite burrito recipe, these squash 'itos can be paired with salsa, avocado slices, and even hot sauce!
The spaghetti squash recipes are endless. Next up we have a rich and creamy Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Casserole that is basically a warm bowl of savory delight in each bite. This dish is filled with undeniable flavor and uses only 5 ingredients! It's the perfect way to use up your squash and whip together something quick (only 5 mins of prep time!) and easy.
For a razzlin' and dazzlin' low-carb dinner, Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Spinach, and Goat Cheese is the ultimate choice. This dish is incredibly satisfying and features a marinade of soy sauce, liquid smoke, and maple syrup (aka it tastes like bacon!). This at-home gourmet dish is absolutely mouth watering and doubles as the perfect gluten-free option.
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