Spaghetti Squash

Since  I have already attempted mastering the art of the butternut and acorn squash this Fall I figured, why stop there? Bring on the spaghetti squash! I am ready for it.

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I love the pretty colors of all the squashes this season but I very much enjoyed the yellow color and football shape of this spaghetti squash.

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Gorgeous, right?

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The little nicks and imperfections of the squash even made it more appealing to me. I couldn’t wait to cook it!

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I had questions about cooking spaghetti squash myself, but right when I needed it Heather posted on how to cook spaghetti squash. I followed her lead and it all turned out magically!

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First I sliced this beautiful yellow squash down the middle. It was difficult at first, but I got it eventually.

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Jackson was by my side to see all the action

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This is what the inside of a spaghetti squash looks like.

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Looks pretty much like all the other gourds I have sliced.

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Speaking of gourds, if you are interested in a good laugh, check this out – and don’t be offended by the harsh language please. I found it extremely hilarious!

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Back to dinner! I scooped out the guts of the squash with my melon baller (which I have used SO many times this season!) and then came the fun part!

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I love spaghetti squash so much because it looks so freaking cool!

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Slice your fork down the middle of it and WAM! you have spaghetti.

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It just looks so lovely!

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After some serious scooping to get out all that delicious squash you will end up with something like this.

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I scooped all my spaghetti squash into a pot on the oven

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Doesn’t it really look like spaghetti! I bet you could fool some people into thinking that’s what it is! 

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Kinda looks like angel hair, right?

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I paired the squash with this amazing vodka sauce which I had been saving from my Taste of the Nation experience in Philadelphia this past June.

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Spaghetti squash + vodka sauce with a side of steamed broccoli and cauliflower and this was really a meal made in heaven.

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The squash had an amazing little crunch to it, and the sauce made it taste even more amazing. I also liked it paired with these two other veggies, they were very complimentary to the flavors of the squash and sauce.

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The best part about this was that it was a Fiancé approved meal. Some of the crazy things I make around here aren’t always his cup of tea, but I got his approval to make this again!

Now that’s when you know it was an amazing meal.

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Fiancé approved. Doesn’t get much better than that!

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Have you made anything fun with spaghetti squash lately?

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6 Responses to Spaghetti Squash

  1. cookb823

    I just bought my first spaghetti squash today and I can't WAIT to work it !! :) Thanks for the tips !

  2. CAC muffin

    oh my gosh looks so tasty!!! I've been afraid to try it but you're making me want to try it

  3. Jenna

    I have always looked at the spaghetti squashes in the store and wondered if I would be good at making it. I think I am going to try my first one on Sat night now and put it with a boca burger and pasta sauce! Thanks!

  4. Evie Clercx

    I love spaghetti squash. In fact, I love all squash. And root veggies. Fall is a fantastic time to cook!

  5. Nichole

    OK I have sent your post to my friends. We haven't the slightest how to cook this bad boy, perfect tutorial!

  6. ladypurpl

    I just love Spaghetti Squash! Your meal looked good enough to eat and I know you were happy that it was Fiance Approved!

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