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BEBELOUIDAHO SparkPoints: (46,751)
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8/4/12 12:30 P

we grew spaghetti squash this year. any ideas on how and where to store it now ?

MAMAC7 Posts: 20
8/4/12 5:14 A

Well, we did the squash with tomato sauce, sausage and meatballs. It has the consistency of sauerkraut which I hate. There was little flavor without the sauce, so I have to try another recipe or give up on this food item.

RIET69 SparkPoints: (47,087)
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7/31/12 1:47 P

I love spaghetti squash. It has a mild flavor. My favorite way is with some olive oil and parm cheese.

MAMAC7 Posts: 20
7/30/12 2:46 P

What wonderful ideas and I'm so glad I asked. The squash is cooling now so I can scoop out the seeds and rake out the "noodles". My husband did turkey meatballs and sausage and put it right in the sauce so dinner either tonight or tomorrow night. Will let you know how it turns out.
Oh, by the way, I'm the picky eater in this house and haven't eaten squash, zucchini, or eggplant since I was a teenager. HATE IT! but will definitely try it this time.
Keep you all posted.

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7/29/12 12:36 P

I've tried it with Alfredo's amazing. Spaghetti squash has a very mild flavor. What I like is that unlike most squash, it retainsits form. It's not mushy. Almost like pasta when it's al dente. My whole family likes it...even the picky eaters.

I make my own Alfredo sauce using a Roux, then low at milk. I add grated parmesan at the end. It tastes so good on the squash with peas, and a little extra parmesan.

DAWNLOGA Posts: 242
7/28/12 12:37 P

I'd love to try spaghetti squash. Does it taste like squash? Is there any flavor or does it taste like pasta?
Has anyone tried it with a light alfredo sauce and some grilled chicken?

2BHEALTHY3 Posts: 65
7/28/12 8:37 A

I just discovered Spaghetti Squash myself. I use the squash in place of the pasta in spaghetti. I cut the the squash in half and scoop out middle. Place in a dish with about 1/2 water and mircowave for about 8 to 10 minutes. Shred with a fork. I brown Ground Turkey with lots of thyme, basil, oregno, salt , pepper and about 3 cloves of garlic. Add my favorite spaghetti sauce and a side salad. It is a great meal and very filling.

MAMAC7 Posts: 20
7/27/12 1:55 A

Thank you both! It sounds like we might have picked a good vegie to grow because there are alot of ways and things to use it with. Looking forward to trying all of the suggestions.

JENMC14 Posts: 2,786
7/26/12 2:00 P

Cut it in half and scoop out the seeds. Bake cut sides down at 350 for 25-30 minutes until fork tender. You should be able to use a fork to "shred" the flesh out of the skin. It will look like noodles. We use it as a substitute for noodles. You can do olive oil and paremsane cheese, tomato sauce with some italian (turkey to make it lighter) sausage, a cremy sauce with chicken, etc. I've never eaten it cold, but perhaps cooled and tossed with some mozzarella, tomatos and balsamic vinegarette dressing would be nice.

Edited by: JENMC14 at: 7/26/2012 (14:00)
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7/26/12 10:28 A

For quick, easy & tasty we cut squash in half, steam. Then sautee with zuccini, onion, garlic, tomato, season with whatever herbs you like.
We serve it as either hot or cold side dish

MAMAC7 Posts: 20
7/26/12 9:41 A

We have decided to grow spaghetti squash this year and now that they are coming we don't know how to cook them. We've never had it before. Does anyone have any suggestions for a light healthy dish that would be good cold or hot?

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