Try Something New: Spaghetti Squash

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spaghetti squash

I recently tried spaghetti squash as a substitute for pasta. Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is yellowish-orange in color. It has a hard outer skin like a pumpkin or a butternut squash. The reason this squash is called “spaghetti” is due to the inside flesh that turns into pasta like strands when cooked. Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta if you are trying to cut out carbohydrates.

Spaghetti Sqaush Noodles

The most common way to cook spaghetti squash is to bake it until the inside flesh is soft. The flesh tastes slightly sweet and is a little firmer than pasta. In fact it’s a little but crunchy. However, the longer you cook it, the softer it will become. The spaghetti like strands hold up well when drenched in sauce. I really enjoyed my marinara sauce over-top of the spaghetti squash!

I am considering growing spaghetti squash in my garden this year!

If you are looking for another alternative for pasta, you might also try zucchini noodles!

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Renae is a married working mom of two handsome boys. She works as a registered dental hygienist by day and blogs here at How to Have it All by night. She enjoys cooking from scratch, working in her vegetable garden and functional training.

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  1. Elizabeth says:

    I just had an issue with my king Soopers which is the same as Kroger ,I went in to use my rain check and the cashier didn’t apply my mega savings even though it stated it was for the Buy five save Five .I was under the impression that the savings would be used as well . Do you know how that would work? I called the store and told them and even told them I had pictures but I forgot to ask if the Mega sale still applies…

    • Hi Elizabeth,
      I would go in and talk to the store manager. I would think that if they gave you a rain check and it states that it was part of the Mega Event, they should honor that discount. Good luck!