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