One spaghetti squash
Other stuff that suits your fancy, like more butter, brown sugar, or perhaps crushed garlic, or some tomato sauce
When I was a kid I'd pore over the Burpee Seed Catalog that came in the mail. I marveled at the picture of the prepared plate of spaghetti squash and the ad that told of a vegetable that produced spaghetti! Fast forward to last fall, when I was holding the squash in my hand, thinking to myself, "How am I going to cook this?" Well, this is how I did it.
Yield: 4-6 servings
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. CAREFULLY slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise (it was tricky and I almost cut myself - be careful!).
Remove the seeds and the strings (save some seeds if you want to try your hand at growing it next spring!). Take a Tablespoon or so of butter and cut it into dots, and sprinkle the butter into each cavity. Place the halves into a baking dish and roast the squash at 350° for an hour or so.
Remove from the oven and, using two forks, scrape the inside flesh lengthwise to loosen up the "strands." Place the strands into a serving bowl. Then add your stuff you like, such as butter and brown sugar, or butter and garlic, or tomato sauce. Serve hot.
Submitted by Diana Bogue Contributed on: and modified on Wednesday February 9th, 2011