- Prep Time : 5 minutes
- Cook Time : 55 minutes
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Give the spaghetti squash a good wash (to get any dirt off) and dry it very well. You do not want it to be slippery.
The outside shell of a spaghetti squash is very hard. BE CAREFUL as you start to cut into it.
Cut the top off. Then, proceed to cut the squash down the middle, lengthwise.
TIP: I found that using a sturdy knife and making smaller slits about 1 inch apart and then twisting the knife gently to create a natural crack, thus connecting the cut slits, works pretty well.
Once you have two sides, use a large metal spoon and scoop out the seeds (toss them in the trash).
Place both halves (open side up) on a roasting pan or 9X13 pan. Spray thoroughly with Olive Oil Cooking spray (salt and pepper is optional).
Roast/bake for 45-55 minutes. When tested with a fork, the squash should feel very tender.
Let cool for about 5 minutes or until you can handle it enough to begin scraping the insides with a fork. (If the spaghetti squash strands stick together, just gently pull them apart with your hands).
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This Spaghetti Squash on it's own is 0 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving.
I am seeing spaghetti squash used as a substitute for noodles more and more. GASP!! I know, I know. I was skeptical at first too. That is, until I gave it a shot. And… I am hooked!
This vegetable is seriously filling and pairs perfectly with sautéed vegetables and light olive oil sauce or your traditional meatballs and marinara sauce. The texture is a bit more crunchy than a noodle but somehow works perfectly.
My kids loved the squash with just a bit of butter and salt. Seeing them gobble it down made me one happy mamma!
I would strongly suggest giving this a try!
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