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I Heart Spaghetti Squash

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Yup, you read correctly. I am devoting an entire (albeit short) blog entry to my newly discovered favorite food - spaghetti squash.

My Crossfit group is doing a 1-month Paleo challenge and everyone has raved about spaghetti squash. After preparing it properly for the first time this weekend, I now know why.

Have you tried cauliflower "mashed potatoes?" Well, spaghetti squash with marinara sauce is a far better substitute than cauliflower is for mashed potatoes. Hands down.

And, it has 21 calories per half cup, as opposed to 100+ calories per half cup of pasta. Score!

If you've stumbled upon my blog and want to know how to make this delicious side dish for yourself, here's how:

Cut squash lengthwise.
Remove seeds.
Place cut side down in a baking pan with 1" water.
Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.
(I also am told that you can microwave them for 15 minutes.)
Scrape/scoop out the squash. It will look like spaghetti strands this way.

Add marinara sauce or other toppings that you would use with pasta.

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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I heart it too!!!! Now whenever we want spaghetti we use the squash, yum yum yummy!!
    3472 days ago
  • TPELL21
    I also heart spaghetti squash! Great pasta substitute.
    3480 days ago
    Now I know what I have been doing wrong on cooking it. I grew up with my parents growing it but never knew how to cook it.
    3481 days ago
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