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I'm Jenn, with 2 n's. Mother of a little superhero, wife, coffee obsessed, lover of life, photography, music, healthy living, nature, food. I have a passion for all the beauty in this world & striving to be the best me possible. Here you will find recipe ideas, mom life posts, photos taken by me & anything else that crosses my crazy mind.

Monday, March 19, 2012

What is Spaghetti Squash?

When I talk about spaghetti squash with people, hardly anyone knows what is it.  Last time I made it I took play by play photos of how to cook it.  Here they are...

Heat the squash in the microwave for a minute or so to soften it.  Then cut the squash in half.

 Take all the "guts" out of it. The seeds and most of the stringy parts.  If some are left that is fine, they are edible so don't worry.  Once you do that, place both halves face down into a microwave safe dish that has about an inch of water in it. Microwave for about 10 minutes.


Be careful removing the squash from the microwave, it will be very hot.  Let the halves cool a little after taking them out of the dish.  Once cooled, take a fork and start to scrape the squash.  Doing this will make the squash look like it's spaghetti.


This is what the squash will look like when it's been scraped enough and the result of what was scraped.


 There are many recipes you can use when making spaghetti squash.  A basic is just marinara sauce (homemade or from the jar) and grated cheese just like you would add to actual spaghetti noodles, but with this it's much healthier for you!  Spaghetti noodles and spaghetti squash both don't have a lot of flavor to them, it's all about what you add to them.  Try it out!


  1. Love your explanation with the pictures!! And your spaghetti squash is delicious!!

  2. Made some last night for dinner with some I can't believe it's not butter and a little parm cheese. It was great!!