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  • Spaghetti squash ideas?

    I just bought my first spaghetti squash ever (holy mackerel, they are HUGE, the thing is the size of my head) and am not sure how to prepare it. Any ideas?

  • #2
    Bake it like a normal winter squash till it is soft.
    Use a fork to scrape out the cooked squash into spaghetti-like tendrils.
    Pat with a towel to remove excess water.
    Eat in replacement of noodles in a spaghetti style dinner.

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    • #3
      We like to bake, scrape, mix with pesto & a little parm cheese in a casserole dish, top with more parm cheese and bake again.
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      • #4
        Excellent, thanks. Approximately how long does it take to bake? I have minced turkey, so I think I will make spaghetti with meatballs. Wonder if the kids will fall for it...

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        • #5
          http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+bake+spaghetti+squash


          but seriously, that is how I would find the info in order to tell you.

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          • #6
            I recently made a yummy spaghetti squash casserole: http://stuffimakemyhusband.blogspot....otta-sage.html
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            • #7
              Originally posted by lcme View Post
              http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+bake+spaghetti+squash


              but seriously, that is how I would find the info in order to tell you.
              Ouch... Point taken :-)!

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              • #8
                My dad grew me some spaghetti squash but I don't think they liked the Irish climate. When I baked it there were no spaghetti like noddles only an ordinary squash like texture. So I whizzed it into some soup, instead.

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                • #9
                  I know this isn't exactly the perfect primal meal, too much dairy, but this recipe is to die for. http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/re...10000001842378 I added 4 oz of cream cheese and used more cheese than called for. But I'm a cheesaholic. The jalepeno flavor totally makes this recipe wonderful. Oh, and of course I skipped the flour, didn't even need it. Pressing the squash in a colander after you scrape it out helps keep it from being too watery.

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                  • #10
                    There was a spaghetti squash casserole recipe entered recently into the primal recipe video contest. I made it today, and it is very good and worthy of a repeat at my picky house. In the video, she shows you what to do with the squash.
                    "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food." -- Hippocrates

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                    • #11
                      You could make spaghetti squash pancakes (think potato pancakes)

                      2 eggs
                      diced peppers
                      diced onions
                      minced garlic
                      4 cups spaghetti squash, cooked (about what I got out of one squash)
                      salt and pepper to taste

                      mix and then fry small pancakes in hot oil

                      My sister added crab meat and said they were good, too.

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                      • #12
                        we slice the squash in half. just don't cut off any digits. it's tricky. and then bake cut side down for 30-45 minutes. it really depends on size, so check after 45 minutes if you've got yourself a big squash.
                        i always find that when i make spaghetti squash that i always end up with more sauce than squash so i use the left over sauce for a faux eggplant parmesan. slice eggplant into slices (you can peel it or not) and soak it. then dip into egg wash. i've used flax seed meal and coconut flour for the batter. the coconut flour really works out better if you're going to fry them up. either works fine for baking. i season the batter up with salt, pepper, garlic powder, maybe some red pepper flakes...just whatever you like. then you can bake or fry and top with cheese and sauce.
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                        • #13
                          If you like spicy seafood make Shrimp Fra Diavolo and replace the noodles with the squash prepared as recommended in the 2nd post.

                          I personally coat it with some EVOO and cracked pepper, kosher salt before I bake it. YUM!
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                          • #14
                            you can use it in any way you'd use pasta; such as with marinara, pasta salad, alfredo sauce (http://primal.simplysunshine.net/?p=150), or you can make primal hashbrowns! After cooking, throw them on a well-oiled fry pan in a patty & cook until nice & browned. flip, then do the same with the other side!

                            also, it's tasty tossed with fresh basil, olive oil, & fresh chopped garlic & tomatoes. warm through in a pot on the stove. throw some mozzarella on top & have yourself a party!
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                            • #15
                              I made spahgetti and meatballs the other night. Just roasted the squash and made some meatballs. So good.
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