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10 Delicious Spaghetti Squash Recipes That You Have To Try Out

10 Delicious Spaghetti Squash Recipes That You Have to Try Out

By Lita Watson—

Spaghetti squash is one of the best substitutes for pasta. This is due to its low carbohydrate levels and low caloric value while remaining highly nutritious with high fiber, mineral and vitamin content. There are various ways of preparing a delicious spaghetti squash dish.

Herein are 12 spaghetti squash recipes that you can try out. It is worth noting that you should opt for hard fruit that is pale in color and heavy size wise. Avoid fruit that is green in color or has soft spots.

HOW TO MAKE SPAGHETTI SQUASH

There are three basic ways of preparing spaghetti squash for the following recipes; baking, boiling and microwaving. Click here to know more on how to make spaghetti squash

BAKING – Halve the squash and place cut side down on a greased baking sheet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and cook for 30 minutes.

MICROWAVING – Halve the squash and remove seeds. Place in a dish with ¼ cup of water with the cut sides up. Cover with plastic wrap and cook for about 10 minutes.

BOILING – Place the squash in a large pot of boiling water and boil for about 30 minutes until flesh is tender.

1. SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH TOMATOES AND HERBS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 can of drained and diced tomatoes
  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 or 3 tablespoons of parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon of fresh basil (chopped)
  • 1/8 teaspoon of dried oregano

PREPARATION

Prepare and cook the squash as per the above instructions on how to make spaghetti squash. Sauté the minced garlic in the olive oil until it is soft and modestly fragrant. Add the diced tomatoes, basil and oregano to the sautéed garlic and then simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes.

Carefully spoon the tomato mixture on top of the squash strands. Top the dish with Parmesan cheese. You can also use Romano cheese if preferred. Serve while hot.

2. SPAGHETTI SQUASH HASHBROWNS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour (opt for whole wheat flour for a healthier meal)
  • 4 tablespoons of olive oil or butter
  • cup of Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

PREPARATION

Prepare and cook the spaghetti squash. Mix the squash strands with the whole-wheat flour and cheese.

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium to high set heat. Spoon ¼ cup of the spaghetti squash mixture into the skillet then pat and press the mixture to produce a thick hash brown cake.

Cook until the bottom is a light brown hue. Turn the hash brown over and cook the other side until it is a light brown color.

Repeat this process with the remaining squash mixture, adding olive oil or butter to the skillet as needed. Sprinkle the dish with salt and/or pepper to taste and serve while warm.

3. BUTTERED SPAGHETTI SQUASH

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Marina sauce(optional)

PREPARATION

Prepare and cook the squash with any of the basic cooking methods mentioned earlier. Use a fork to pull the squash strands from the shell onto a serving bowl or plate.

Mix thoroughly with butter or olive oil. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper to taste. Add warmed marina sauce as desired.

4. SPAGHETTI SQUASH WITH TOMATO-KALE SAUCE

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 medium onion( chopped)

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