5.11.2010

Tasty Tuesday!

Hello! Today's recipe is VERY easy to make and only requires four ingredients - talk about simple!!! If you have never had Spaghetti Squash, you are in for a treat. It is tasty, good for you and a cinch to prepare! I love to make it and top it with tomato sauce - even my kids love it! Enjoy!

Don't know what a Spaghetti Squash is? Well here is a picture to familiarize yourself with!


(stock image from pictopia)

Spaghetti squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. The fruit can range either from ivory to yellow or orange in color or green with white streaks. Its center contains many large seeds. Its flesh is bright yellow, and orange or white for the latter variety. When raw, the flesh is solid and similar to other raw squash; when cooked, the flesh falls away from the fruit in ribbons or strands like spaghetti.
-Wikipedia



Seasoned Spaghetti Squash

Serves: 4

Ingredients:

* 1 Spaghetti squash, halved stem to blossom end, seeded
* 1 Cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
* 1/4 Cup chopped fresh parsley
* Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

Directions:

1.) Place one squash half, skin side up, on microwave-safe dish; cover with plastic wrap.
2.) Microwave on high 10-12 min, until tender.
3.) Repeat with second half.
4.) Let rest, covered, 10-12 min, until cool enough to handle.
5.) Carefully remove plastic wrap to avoid steam.
6.) Run tines of fork lengthwise over cut surface of squash to loosen spaghetti-like strands.
7.) Scoop strands into serving bowl.
8.) Toss with cheese and parsley; season to taste with pepper.

* Option: Top with tomato sauce and serve instead of pasta.


Silly Joke of the Day:

Why couldn't the sesame seed leave the casino?
............Because he was on a roll.


Have a great day and remember: Go Ahead & Indulge!

4 comments:

Sassy&Classy said...

oh my word!!! I looove spaghetti squash and have been looking for a way to get the kids to eat it...I'm dying to try this recipe!! Thanks so much!!

Originals by Lauren said...

I always wanted to know what to do with them, thanks!

♥SimaG Jewelry♥ said...

We LOVE spaghetti squash!
Great recipe,thank you for sharing:)

Rachel said...

What a great recipe!! I love spaghetti squash and I will certainly try your recipe! Looks delicious.