Want to have spaghetti for dinner but would like a healthy alternative? Have you tried spaghetti squash? It is an ideal substitute for noodles. They are easy to make and a great addition to any meal. Try out these steps below!
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
Yields: 4-5 cups of “spaghetti”
1 spaghetti squash
Optional toppings: spaghetti sauce, stir fry ingredients, etc.
1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half.
2. Pull out the seeds on either half of the squash using a spoon or clean hands, whichever is easier. Throw away the “guts” of the squash.
3. Place both halves on a baking pan, with the cut side facing up. Sprinkle the tops with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Drizzle olive oil over the tops.
4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Place the squash inside and bake for around 30 minutes, or until the tops begin browning.
5. After the squash is done baking and has cooled, use a fork to scrape the insides of the squash. This is what creates the spaghetti effect.
6. Scoop it out and serve with spaghetti sauce or any other way you choose. You can also serve it plain with extra garlic powder for taste.
7. In the picture below, I chose to incorporate vegetables and chicken, which I stir fried while the squash was baking. I added teriyaki sauce for added flavor.