Spaghetti Squash 101 + 5 Awesome Recipes - Joy of Kosher

1. What is spaghetti squash?

Spaghetti squash is a mild tasting squash that resembles strands of spaghetti, hence its name. Due to its light flavor and pasta like texture, it is a wonderful vegetable that can stand in place of noodles, providing a healthier alternative to popular carb-loaded recipes like lokshen kugel.

2. What is the best way to prep spaghetti squash?

Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, and scoop out seeds, leaving the flesh intact. Drizzle cut side with 2 tablespoons evoo, and season with salt and pepper. Place cut-side down on prepared baking sheet. Roast in a 375°F oven for 30 to 40 minutes, or until a knife can be inserted with no resistance. 

NOTE: You can also cook it in a microwave or boil or steam the squash. 

Looks like pasta, but it’s all veggies!

Looks like pasta, but it’s all veggies!

3. How many calories? 

About 40 calories a cup, spaghetti squash also contains folic acid, vitamin A, potassium & beta carotene. 

4. Popular recipes using spaghetti squash. 

Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Leek & Mushroom Chicken with Herbed Spaghetti Squash 

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Spaghetti Squash Bites

spaghetti squash bites

Spaghetti Squash with Kale, Onions & Raisins

Spaghetti Squash with Sautéed Kale, Red Onions, and Raisins

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca