Simple Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti squash is a popular winter squash. It has a hard outer shell and a firm interior that requires it to be seeded and cooked before it is eaten. The seeds of this squash are also edible. The following are some simple dishes that can be made by using spaghetti squash.

Tacos

Tacos are a simple and tasty meal to make from spaghetti squash. Cut a large spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and then cutting again with each half. Remove the seeds. Boil the squash with the skin side facing up until the interior is tender. Remove the squash from the water and let it cool. Heat a couple of teaspoons of oil in a medium skillet. Chop up a small onion and sauté it in the oil. Remove the skin from the squash. Use a fork to shred the interior of the squash and place it in the skillet. Add a packet of taco seasoning to the skillet. Mix the ingredients well. Cook for about five minutes. Place the mixture into taco shells. Either hard or soft shells can be used. Top the tacos with lettuce, cheddar cheese, and sour cream.

Cheesy spaghetti squash

This is another easy recipe to make from spaghetti squash. Prepare the squash like in the taco recipe or choose a different method. Place the squash on a microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with mozzarella cheese. Microwave for three to five minutes until the cheese is melted.

Spaghetti squash salad

Prepare the spaghetti squash by using your method of choice. Top the squash with halved cherry tomatoes, diced green peppers, and chopped onions. Add some Italian dressing to add flavor. To make a different salad you can top the squash with peas, ham, and cheddar cheese.

Simple spaghetti squash dessert

Cook the spaghetti squash. Place the squash on a microwave safe dish. Sprinkle with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Place a few dabs of margarine on top. Microwave until the margarine melts. Top the squash with pecans.

Baked seeds

The seeds of the spaghetti squash, just like the seeds of a pumpkin,  are edible. After you remove the seeds from the squash, wash them and remove any strings of squash. Soak the seeds overnight in salt water. Bake them at 275 degrees until the seeds are a golden grown. The seeds will also start to pop when they are finished cooking.