I discovered the magic of spaghetti squash last week from my boyfriend who knows I’m always looking for low-cal ways to fill my bottomless tummy. After scarfing down the entire spaghetti squash he prepared for me to TRY, I realized that I wanted more of this delicious meal to cleanse my palate–stat!
Spaghetti squash acts as a filling, delicious and lower calorie pasta substitute with a unique texture, so you should definitely give it a try.
You will need:
~pasta sauce of your choice
~pan for the oven
Directions for the oven
(although, you can also microwave the squash for 6 to 8 minutes or boil it for 20 minutes)
~ Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees F.
~As you wait for the oven to heat, cut the squash lengthwise and scrape out its seeds and pulp.
~Put the squash halves facing down in the pan, and bake for about 30 or 40 minutes. When done, let stand for a few minutes to cool down.
~After it’s done cooling, scrape the inside of the squash halves out with a fork into a bowl or plate. This will create the spaghetti-like strands.
~Finally, heat up your favorite sauce and pour it on top! You can use anything from pesto to marinara to spice up the meal.
This is a good video to follow, if you want to watch a live step-by-step