Spaghetti Squash: Because Everyone’s Doing It

Everyone in health blogosphere has been making spaghetti squash. It’s ridiculous. I feel like I am missing out on something. So, I finally picked one up at the grocery store. It looks like a narrow yellow pumpkin!

I put the whole squash in a baking dish, and then whole into the oven for almost an hour at 375 F. While it was baking, I made a sauce out of sauteed onions, tomato/basil/garlic Mrs. Dash, crushed tomatoes, olives, and oregano. I cut the squash open, scooped out the seeds, and scooped out the stringy flesh. I combined the sauce, squash, and topped with romano cheese.

I think I was missing out. I thought it came out great! Mmm cheese on top too. It’s a tasty alternative to using pasta, but the texture is a little more crunchy. My boyfriend did have to say, “it kind of makes me want to vomit like the first time I tried quinoa”. Just great. He would say that. I thought it was perfect, but my palate may be more health food friendly. And then Mr. Triathlete says, “you cook spaghetti squash–how am I supposed to get all my servings of grains? I’ll just have to drink more alcohol to make up for it”. No, that is not how it’s supposed to be, genius.

Nutrition Facts(per cup of spaghetti squash): 42 calories, 0.4 grams fat, 10 grams carbohydrate, 2 grams fiber, 1 gram protein.
Spaghetti squash is a filling, lower calorie, lower carbohydrate option for those trying to lose weight, or for anyone at all! It’s an easy way to eat more veggies.

Have you made a spaghetti squash recipe? What did you put in yours?

Update: The boyfriend says I made him sound like a jerk. Please note: he is not a jerk. He has the best attitude of anyone I know, and just tends to make some snarky comments.

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  1. MelissaNibbles says

    I love spaghetti squash. I'm so glad it's in season. I think that's why it's everywhere right now. Nothing wrong with shopping for in season produce :)
    Great recipe.

  2. Eunice @ food4fit says

    I have yet to make a spaghetti squash dish, but you are convincing me with this recipe! Easy, but still adventurous (for me anyway). Thanks :)

  3. queerveganrunner says

    I've always been intimidated by the spaghetti squash thinking it was hard to prepare. I didn't realize you cook it before you cut it! Did you poke holes in it like baking a potato?

  4. Nicole says

    I know, I have been intimidated by it, but it's so easy. I was afraid of putting in the oven whole. I thought it would explode so, I made a few slices it. Apparently, you don't have to though!

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