Let's talk spaghetti squash

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Let's talk spaghetti squash
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Wed, 10-02-2013 - 12:55pm

I have one baking in the oven right now. I'll probably just shred it, add olive oil, salt, pepper, parm.  Not too creative today.  My favorite is a decadent casserole w/ cheese, sour cream, salami,... What do you do with it?  






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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 1:49pm
I use it as a replacement for spaghetti most of the time, so we just add sauce and sometimes meatballs and eat it. I do layer it as a lasagna sometimes also. I had a friend of mine that made a cold "salad" with it, added diced tomatoes, feta cheese and olives to it and really liked it.
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 5:48pm

I think I'm going to do the pasta thing tonight. I don't feel like cooking much else.  That cold salad sounds good, but I might heat it up that way, too. I love it w/ feta cheese.






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Registered: 06-16-1998
Wed, 10-02-2013 - 9:03pm

I've always used it as a hot pasta replacement with marinara, or wilth olive oil and grated parmesan. Never even thought to use it in place of pasta for a cold salad. Thanks for the idea!

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 10-03-2013 - 10:49am

Wow, I am not sure I have ever cooked it. I am going to have to investigate!!

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 10-03-2013 - 12:11pm

I love them!  They're so versatile and they're one of the few vegetables that reheat well. I poke it w/ a knife a few times, micowave a few minutes just to soften so it's easier to cut in half. Then cut, remove seeds, bake cut side down in water. Shred and you have pasta like threads.  Delcious.






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Registered: 09-25-2003
Fri, 10-04-2013 - 7:46am
That is so smart to microwave it first so that it is easier to cut! I have been intimidated by how hard it is to cut since I can be so clumsy. :P. what a great tip! I also just found this device that spirals zucchini into "spaghetti." I am going to use it this weekend as a gluten replacement,
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Fri, 10-04-2013 - 4:26pm

Let me know how that device works! I"ve seen it and wondered if it was worth it. I have cut zucchini into thin strips, sprayed olive oil on it and baked for "noodles."  It works great for lasagna.






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Registered: 07-26-1999
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 2:57pm
I've seen the spiraler's, but haven't tried it. I went ahead and bought a hand mandolin to try and made a great recipe with yellow squash, zuccini and carrots in a pan with a bit of garlic, onion and olive oil, even the little ones ate it!
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Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 10-09-2013 - 3:46pm

I might try that but so much work!






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Registered: 07-26-1999
Thu, 10-10-2013 - 9:31am

jeanwl wrote:
<p>I might try that but so much work!</p>

Smile  True, it was, and I definitely wouldn't do it again on a weeknight, but its a nice change of pace side dish for a weekend.  Here is the actual recipe:

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/07/sauteed-julienned-summer-vegetables.html?m=1

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