I have a new love in my life and it is spaghetti squash, which has brought culinary pleasure to my taste buds. Who would think that a squash could bring such happiness? I was skeptical at first, because the only spaghetti I have known is pasta, but this squash has proven to be very versatile in my kitchen. Let me tell you about my newly found squash.
Now you’re probably thinking, “How do I cook this squash?” Below are a few suggestions for ways to prepare this delicious veggie.
After using any of the above methods to cook your squash, let it cool for 10 to minutes so it will be easier to handle. Then, cut in half (if it wasn't already) and remove the seeds. Pull a fork lengthwise through the flesh to separate it into long strands. You can do these steps ahead of time and then make a delicious spaghetti squash recipe whenever the mood strikes.
These are my most favorite ways to eat spaghetti squash:
Welcome to the world of spaghetti squash. Below is my most favorite recipe. Please enjoy and stay in touch at Riare43a@aol.com.
Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Mozzarella
1 spaghetti squash, cooked and separated into strands
1 tbsp olive oil
3/4 cup pesto sauce
4 oz smoked or plain mozzarella cheese, shredded
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, add spaghetti squash. Using a couple of forks to lift, mix in pesto. Cook just long enough to heat through. Mix in cheeses. Heat until everything is well mixed and cheese is beginning to melt. Serve immediately.