How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is one of our family’s favorite vegetables.  It makes a TON of food, its easy  to cook, its very versatile, and its so yummy!  It does however, take a while to cook, especially if you are doing something with it like making a casserole.  There are tons of dishes you can make with it.  My favorites are pesto shrimp “pasta” and mexican casserole. I have included the recipe for the mexican casserole below.

Basic Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients:

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • Some olive oil

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375
  2. Cut squash in half, lengthwise.  This is fairly difficult because the squash is kind of hard.
  3. Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds.
  4. Rub with olive oil (all over!)
  5. Place face down on a cookie sheet and bake for 1 hour
  6. Use a fork to “shread” the inside of the squash.  The result should look like angel hair pasta.

*note: my picture below only shows one half of the squash, but cook both halves.

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Recipe:

Spaghetti Squash Mexican Casserole

Ingrediants:

  • 1 Cooked and shredded spaghetti squash
  • 1lb ground turkey
  • 1 bell pepper (chopped)
  • 1/2 yellow onion (chopped)
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 2 cups or 1 can black beans (rinsed and drained)
  • 1 cup re-fried beans (I prefer re-fried black beans)
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 2 Cups shredded cheddar
  • 1/2 shredded mozzarella

Directions

  1. Cook the meat, onion, bell pepper, and garlic in the olive oil.
  2. Add the taco seasoning and cook for a few minutes
  3. Toss in both types of beans. Cook and stir until well mixed.
  4. Put the spaghetti squash in a large casserole dish
  5. Top with meat/bean mixture
  6. Top with  salsa
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes
  8. Top with both cheeses and bake until melted.

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