Basic Baked Spaghetti Squash

Sometimes the most basic of things can be a challenge. One of the basics I heard recently was how to cook a spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash gets it’s name from the spaghetti like texture the squash has after it’s been cooked. When cooked correctly it has a refreshing, slightly sweet, but a little bit tangy flavor. 

As with any recipe, the real magic starts in the garden or the grocer. You want to select your produce with care and knowledge choosing the best piece of produce for the plans you have for it. Squash is prone to decay, so it is important to carefully inspect it before purchase. Choose a squash that is firm, heavy for its size and has a dull, not glossy, rind. The rind should be relatively hard since soft rinds may indicate that the squash is watery and lacking in flavor. Avoid those with any signs of decay, which manifest as areas that are water-soaked or moldy.

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Baked Spaghetti Squash
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise using care and a large knife. Remove the seeds and set aside for roasting or planting later.
  3. Place squash halves cut side down on a large backing sheet with at least a 1" lip around all edges. Pour the 2 cups of water (more or less as your pan holds) onto the pan.
  4. Bake for 45 minutes or until tender.
  5. Remove from oven and let cool slightly before removing squash from the husk. Season as you prefer. Enjoy!
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