Simple Spaghetti Squash

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If you haven’t cooked with spaghetti squash – you are seriously missing out!  It is such a simple process, I was amazed.  To cook the squash, all you have to do is cut it in half and drizzle olive oil over each half, and sprinkle salt and pepper.  Then place face down onto a baking sheet and cook for about 45 minutes, at 350 degrees.  After it has cooked, to check if it is done you can stick a fork in the top of it.  If the fork goes through the skin you can remove it from the oven.  Then flip it over (put a paper towel in your hand to help with the heat) and use a fork to get the middle out.  If cooked correctly it should come out in perfect strands, just like noodles! (see photo below)

It goes perfect with any sauce – we have done it with homemade marinara sauce with turkey meatballs and homemade pesto sauce (basil from our garden) with shrimp.  Both were delicious and it is a nice break from all the heavy pasta.

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