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August 19, 2012 8:45 PM
bump!!
August 19, 2012 9:02 PM
will be trying some of these when my cleanse is over wednesday. Shakeology is not filling me up!
August 19, 2012 9:06 PM
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  19311101
August 20, 2012 7:35 PM
Sorry. It's tough to take picks of spaghetti squash. I made it cooked in the oven and I ended up sauteing it with onions and garlic and added a sprinkle of Parmesan. It was good!

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  24345402
August 20, 2012 7:43 PM
If you microwave it, be sure to pierce it to the center. When they explode in the mike, they make a HUGE mess. Just ask me.
  28131972
August 20, 2012 7:45 PM
Yipes. I'm glad I baked it. I'll write that one down as it sounds important.
  24345402
August 21, 2012 5:57 AM
http://www.familyfreshcooking.com/2011/02/28/bacon-and-cheese-spaghetti-squash-casserole-recipe/

This recipe is so adaptable and amazing. I've done a "chicken caesar" variation with ground chicken, mozzarella and parmesan cheeses, and 1/4 cup of light Caesar salad dressing tossed with the squash, and a "bacon cheeseburger" variation with ground beef, cheddar and Monterey Jack cheeses, and 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce. The original is pretty good too, but not meaty enough for me.
  23705048
August 21, 2012 10:21 AM
I alwys cut my in half length-wise - scoop out the seeds - put a little water in the middle and cover with saran and microwave until tender in the center when poked with a fork! Scrape out the insides and use just like spaghetti!
  27977246
August 21, 2012 10:25 AM
I used it to make an "un"pasta salad and it was delicious. Cook it just long enough to make the strands or "noodle" shred out, cool and toss with other vegetables of your choice and top with your favorite vinaigrette dressing. (toss is some cooked and rinsed kidney beans for added protein and color).
August 21, 2012 10:27 AM
QUOTE:

If you microwave it, be sure to pierce it to the center. When they explode in the mike, they make a HUGE mess. Just ask me.


I just cut mine in half, remove the seeds and nuke it cut side down on a patter with just a little water to create steam. Works like a charm.
August 21, 2012 10:27 AM
Go to Ruby Tuesday's....they have a great entree with spaghetti squash and zucchini. That will give you a better idea of how it should taste. We bake ours in the oven and also add ground turkey meat to the sauce for a low fat protein boost.
August 21, 2012 10:30 AM
DashingDish.com has an excellent recipe for a spaghetti bake! I loved it!
August 21, 2012 10:43 AM
I cooked this for the first time last night...I loved it! Looking forward to seeing more recipes.
August 21, 2012 10:44 AM
i just add pesto and toasted pine nuts and tiny amount of parm cheese.
August 21, 2012 11:37 AM
Love this recipe

ITALIAN SPAGHETTI SQUASH ALFREDO
3 lb. spaghetti squash
1 tbsp. butter
1/4 lb. Italian ham, cut in thin strips
1 c. frozen peas
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, divided
Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Bake, cut-side down, 45 minutes or until tender. Scrape squash out of shell and drain into colander.
In large skillet, melt butter. Add ham and saute for 1 minute. Add peas and cook another minute. Add pepper and cream; cook, stirring 2 to 3 minutes until cream thickens. Add cooked spaghetti squash; toss to blend. Sprinkle 3 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese and toss again. Spoon into serving dish and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Makes 8 servings. 200 calories each.
  22878330
August 22, 2012 6:55 PM
Bump - I saw someone was looking for recipes and this post has TONS of them. Grin.
  24345402
August 22, 2012 7:32 PM
Bump
August 25, 2012 7:22 AM
Love these ideas
  11491056
August 29, 2012 12:43 PM
bumping this. making one tonight, interested to see how it comes out!
  17543339
August 29, 2012 1:56 PM
I wanted to add this. You can slow cook the spaghetti squash and have it ready for dinner when you get home:

(SLOW COOKER or CROCK-POT).
Choose a smaller spaghetti squash (unless you have an extra large slow cooker) so that it will fit.
Add 2 cups of water to slow cooker.
Pierce the whole shell several times with a large fork or skewer, add to Crock Pot, cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.
Once the squash is cooked, let it cool for 10 to 20 minutes so it will be easier to handle, before cutting in half (if it wasn't already) and removing the seeds. Pull a fork lengthwise through the flesh to separate it into long strands, (See photos.).

Also I posted a similar thread and got some great ideas a few weeks ago. Just search for spaghetti squash recipes in the forums.
  24125817
June 6, 2014 7:42 PM
I just baked it and added mrs dash table blend and steammed broccoli and spinach with cottage cheese on top

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