So, I’ll have to admit I had never even really heard of spaghetti squash before I was eating low carb. I certainly had never cooked or eaten it. Yet now I grow, cook, and eat it regularly! I didn’t know what I was missing out on.
Let’s take a look at how easy and delicious this Spaghetti Squash recipe is..
Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Years ago I heard that spaghetti squash was a great substitute for pasta when you bake it, but, it’s also great fried, boiled, or steamed. I really had no idea how to cook one, though. So, I thought I would share the Spaghetti Squash Recipe with you in case you’re in the same boat.
Since we have removed fructose and added sugar from our diets, carbs don’t affect my blood sugar the way they used to, however, I still prefer to eat low carb. I just feel better when I eat less carbs. I feel fuller longer and not overstuffed.
How To Cook A Spaghetti Squash
1. Slice your Spaghetti Squash in half lengthwise.
2. Scoop the pulp and seeds out of the middle much like you would a melon.
3. Place in a baking dish fill with enough water to come to 1/4 to halfway up the squash slices. This helps cook it faster and it doesn’t stick to the baking dish (Plus cleanup is so easy!).
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4. Drizzle with a little olive oil and season with some salt and freshly cracked black pepper. Just a little across the tops of each.
5. Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes
6. Remove from oven and use fork to remove now cooked pulp which will pull apart in “strings” that appear like spaghetti.
We love this as a side to Asian dishes. It’s a great item to serve with stir fried vegetables and a sweet and sour pork, chicken or pepper steak dish.
We also like to use it as a base for spaghetti and turkey meatballs with a fresh pasta sauce. Heavy sauces don’t work as well with this as light sauces do.
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Whip up your favorite shrimp scampi and toss this squash with a bit of the sauce and shrimp for a high fiber, low calorie and super satisfying meal.
Remember eating healthy and lower in sugar and carbohydrates doesn’t mean you have to give up flavor or texture that you love. You simply have to learn how to adapt and learning how to cook a spaghetti squash couldn’t be easier and is a perfect addition to your week night meals.
If you’d like to learn more about living sugar free check out my Hubby’s blog about our Sugar Free Journey!
I love spaghetti squash! I cook it without oil… pouring a cup or so of water into the pan and baking as you said.
Awesome! Thanks for the tip!
I’ve heard of substituting spaghetti squash for noodles but never tried it. Thanks for the clear tutorial.
You’re very welcome!