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Best Spaghetti Squash Recipe Ever
Easy, Healthy, and Delicious!
If you love recipes that are super easy to prepare and absolutely delicious, this is the recipe for you. It's also extremely healthy which is a nice bonus.
I always make it a goal to prepare my vegetables in a way that is so delicious that they don't need butter or sugar on them, and this recipe definitely passes the test.
This recipe will become a family favorite the first time that you serve it up.
Do the people you cook for think that all vegetables must be prepared with butter, sugar, or both?
How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash
The part of this recipe's preparation that takes the longest is cooking the squash, but luckily you can just pop it in the oven and work on something else while it cooks.
I'm guessing that sounds easier said than done for some of you who have never prepared spaghetti squash before. I understand. I was once in your shoes.
Here are some simple directions for preparing spaghetti squash:
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
- Cut the squash in half (This is by far the hardest part of the preparation for this recipe). Make sure you have a sturdy knife, and be careful while you are cutting. If you're like me and don't feel confident doing a workout that involves a knife, you might want to find someone stronger than you to cut the squash. I've done it myself plenty of times, but I prefer to have my hubby do it for me if he's around.
- Use a spoon to scoop the seeds out of the squash.
- Put the squash flesh side down in a 9x13 caserole pan or on a cookie sheet. I like to cover the pan in wax paper, so that I don't have to clean up cooked on squash residue later.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes (You'll know it's done when you can easily poke a fork through the outside).
- Let cool until you are able to handle the squash comfortably, and then scrape the insides out with a fork. The squash will come out in spaghetti like strands.
By the time the squash is done cooking, you will have had plenty of time to dice and saute the other vegetables so that all you have to do is mix, serve, and prepare to be amazed by the response you get from all those people who doubted that vegetables could taste good without butter.
Let me know what you think?
Approximate Preparation Time (may vary depending on size of squash)
- 1 Spaghetti Squash
- 1-2 diced bell peppers, depending on how much you like
- 1 diced tomato, optional
- 1 small onion, or less, depending on how much you like onions
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 1 can of olives sliced
- basil, to taste
- crumbled feta cheese, as much as you want...we like a lot at our house.
- Prepare spaghetti squash as described above in the "How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash" section. You will prepare the rest of the veggies while the squash is cooking.
- While squash is cooking, dice onion and bell pepper(s), mince garlic, and slice olives.
- Saute onion and garlic. Then add in diced peppers, and continue to cook until tender.
- When spaghetti squash is done cooking, let it cool enough to be handled. Then scrape the squash into a bowl using a fork and mix in the sauteed vegetables, olives, and basil.
- Mix in feta cheese, setting aside a little bit to sprinkle on top to make your meal look pretty.
- Sprinkle remaining feta on top, serve, eat, and enjoy!