Spaghetti squash is a good, healthy, and easy alternative to pasta.
It is also a easy way to sneak a vegetable into your kids diet!
I make spaghetti squash in the microwave!
It is easy, fast, and convenient.
The squash texture is almost exactly the same as pasta.
The flavor is very similar to pasta, but a little bit sweeter.
Here is what to do...
Cut your squash in half the short way and scrape out the seeds with a spoon.
Put about 1" of water in the bottom of a microwave safe casserole dish.
Place the halves open side down in the water. (Like the one on the right)
Microwave on high for 13-16 min (times will vary with different microwave strengths).
You know your squash is done when it looks wet
and easily shreds into a spaghetti shape with a fork.
Using a fork, scrape all of the insides out with a fork, discarding the outer skin.
Use a splash of the leftover water to pour over the "pasta"
to moisten any dry patches.
And that's it! :) Serve just as you would spaghetti from a box!
I made mine with Maple Rosemary Carrots.
( I will share that recipe later this week...)
The kids didn't even notice all the veggies they were eating! :)