Spaghetti Squash Deliciousness

So I’m often slow to jump on bandwagons.  I like trendy things about a month after they are no longer trendy anymore, but GUYS, JUMP ON THE SPAGHETTI SQUASH TREND cause it’s DELICIOUS, VERSATILE, & HEALTHY!  When trying to create new habits of health, trying out new fruits and veggies is a great way to keep things interesting!

I cooked spaghetti squash once maybe 5 years ago and honestly have no clear memories about it.  I THINK I ate it with spaghetti sauce.  I stumbled across a delicious recipe that I made TWO TIMES in one week.  Yes, I made it to test it out, LOVED it, so made it later that week for Thanksgiving.  It’s called Cheesy Spaghetti Squash and it blew my mind!  I LOVE potato casserole and it was a VERY CLOSE and yummy substitution.  Don’t omit the thyme seasoning, I think that’s what really made it good.  I doubled the recipe and cooked in a 9 x 13 pan. Leftovers were just as delicious as the first time around. Here’s the recipe:
http://spryliving.com/recipes/cheesy-spaghetti-squash-casserole/

For a lot of the recipes, the squash has to be pre-cooked.  Here is a link for 3 ways to cook it. http://www.momables.com/how-to-cook-spaghetti-squash/

Here are some pics of what it looks like:
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Here’s a link for how to cut it.  BE CAREFUL it can be hard to cut through.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=inlaY-3qfOs

AND here are some other recipes I’m going to try next!  Spaghetti squash has a very basic flavor so I think it soaks up the flavor of whatever it’s cooked with.  I think it’ll substitute well for pasta, potatoes, and maybe even rice.  It’s definitely more expensive than pasta, potatoes, and rice, but the good outweighs the price!

Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash
http://healthyrecipesblogs.com/2014/12/03/cheesy-spaghetti-squash/

Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash Bake
http://www.knowkitchen.com/2014/04/tomato-basil-spaghetti-squash-bake.html
http://greenlitebites.com/2012/07/30/spaghetti-squash-tomato-bake/

Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash Boats
http://ifoodreal.com/tex-mex-spaghetti-squash-boats-recipe/

Spicy Spagetti Squash with Black Beans
http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipe/spicy-spaghetti-squash-black-beans

Thai Peanut Sauce Spaghetti Squash
http://leelalicious.com/thai-peanut-sauce-spaghetti-squash/

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
http://www.kitchenstewardship.com/2012/09/21/seasonal-fall-recipe-spaghetti-squash-lasagna-paleo-grain-free/

Happy experimenting!  Now I’m hungry for some Spaghetti Squash after reading all of those recipes!

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