New Twist on Old Favorite: Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Who doesn’t love pasta? Whether you’re two or 82, you can always find a pasta dish someone loves. With such a beloved dish, it’s hard to mess with it, but we gave it a try. This week we cooked up some spaghetti squash and revamped our favorite pasta without using a single noodle.
Note: To pick out the right spaghetti squash, look for one that is creamy yellow with no soft spots.
First, preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Carefully cut your spaghetti squash in half, long-ways and carve out the middle and seeds, similar to a pumpkin.
Once all of the seeds have been removed, place both halves in a baking dish with the cut side up.
Next, brush olive oil over the entire inside surface of each half.
Once the oven is ready, bake for 45-50 minutes. Once it’s done, let it sit to cool until it’s a safe temperature to touch.
After it has cooled, simply take a fork and “rake” the inside. It will be easy and as soon as you start you will see it separate into strands.
Once you have emptied both halves, flavor with salt to taste and serve with your favorite pasta toppings. We chose a household favorite of pesto and feta cheese.
An easy and healthy twist to a favorite, and kid approved! Try it out for yourself and let us know what your family’s favorite pasta dish is! Tell us on here, Facebook or Twitter. Bon appétit!
Posted February 7, 2014