Spaghetti squash is a good alternative to pasta, potatoes, or rice. The cooked squash flesh shreds into threads like thin spaghetti or vermicelli, hence its name.
On average, a spaghetti squash measures about 12 inches in length and about 6 inches in diameter. The squash should be an even light yellow color and firm with no bruises. Store whole at room temperature up to 3 weeks. Spaghetti squash is available year-round with peak season in fall.
Spaghetti squash has a very mild flavor, thus it is… usually served with a sauce of some sort. It also may be enjoyed simply with salt and a bit of butter. Cooking the squash is very simple.
You will need:
- 1 spaghetti squash
- Large sharp knife
- Baking pan
- Kitchen fork