So tonight I gave it a try, not sure of what to expect. Spaghetti squash has a naturally buttery flavor and the texture completely fooled my taste buds. I did not miss the standard, highly processed, pasta noodles that I would normally serve with spaghetti sauce. I loved it and can't wait to find other recipes to use this wonderful squash in!
This is what it looks like after it's been roasted. I took a fork and the "spaghetti" strands just flake off.
It only takes a couple minutes to get all the strands out and onto your plates. Then top with your favorite spaghetti sauce and be prepared to be fooled. What a great meal! I'm so excited I discovered the spaghetti squash!
Source: Adapted from www.isavea2z.com
1 lb. hamburger or sausage
Jar of spaghetti sauce
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Slice spaghetti squash lengthwise down the center, remove seeds and roast cut-side down for 40-45 minutes. (You'll know it's done if you can easily poke your fork into it.) Flip cut-side up when roasting is complete and allow to cool slightly before harvesting strands with a fork by scraping with the grain until the squash is cleaned.
Brown hamburger or sausage and drain grease. Add your favorite spaghetti sauce and season with extra Italian seasoning to your liking. Heat through.
Serve warm sauce over the spaghetti squash.