Ever fall in love with spaghetti squash at the market only to get it home and stare at it blankly, not knowing what to do next? We’ve all been there before. Veggie powerhouse Fall Creek Farms shares two recipes here to chase all your doubts away!
“(Here are) two recipes – we love both. One is our summer norm (although we add whatever veggies are in supply) – the other is our winter choice (uses seasonally available ingredients – and we love orange veggies!)” Dana Bleasdale, Fall Creek Farms
Winter Veggie and Spaghetti Squash Recipe
1 small spaghetti squash (about 3-4 pounds)
2 tablespoons butter
2 cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup finely minced parsley (or basil)
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
(We usually add seasonal produce – everything from Snap Peas, Green Beans, to carrots, beets etc. – the best part is using whatever is on hand!)
1. Preheat oven to 375F. Pierce squash a few times with sharp paring knife (to let steam escape). Bake spaghetti squash for 60 minutes, or until a paring knife pierces easily through skin with little resistance. Let squash cool for 10 minutes.
2. Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Use a fork to remove and discard the seeds. Continue using fork to scrape the squash to get long, lovely strands. If the squash seem difficult to scrape, return the squash to bake for an additional 10 minutes.
3. Heat a large saute pan with the butter and the garlic over medium-low heat. When garlic becomes fragrant, add parsley, salt and spaghetti squash strands. Toss well, sprinkle in the parmesan cheese and taste to see if you need additional salt. The spaghetti squash should have a slight crunch (i.e. not mushy) – but if you like it softer, cover the pan and cook 2 more minutes.