Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I am in love with spaghetti squash

I have wanted to try spaghetti squash for some time. I just didn't want it to taste squashy. We got one on Sat and it has been sitting on the counter begging to be used before it went bad. So today I bit the bullet and ate the squash. It was so easy and tasted so good. I didn't have any olives so we just eliminated those. The texture was literally just like spaghetti and the wheels in my mind started turning about all the many ways I could use it. I am totally going to make regular spaghetti with it and not tell my picky eater son that it is not noodles(insert evil laugh). Here is the recipe that I got from Allrecipes.com and next time we might add chicken.

Spaghetti Squash
1 spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise
and seeded
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
3 tablespoons sliced black olives
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking sheet.
2. Place spaghetti squash cut sides down on the prepared baking sheet, and bake 30 minutes in the preheated oven, or until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance. Remove squash from oven, and set aside to cool enough to be easily handled.
3. Meanwhile, heat oil in a skillet over medium heat. Saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, and cook only until tomatoes are warm.
4. Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash, and place in a medium bowl. Toss with the sauteed vegetables, feta cheese, olives, and basil. Serve warm.


Janiece said...

I too LOVE speghetti squash.

Magical Mom said...

Mom made this and tried to pass it off and everybody objected. I have never tried it as an adult because of that one horrible time. Maybe I'll be brave and try again.

Laurie Constantino said...

I'm sort of like Magical Mom - had a bad experience with watery flavorless spaghetti squash and have steered clear every since. Maybe it's time to give it another try..

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