3 Spaghetti Squash Recipes to try!

Spaghetti Squash nov blog1. Simple Garlic-Herb

Put 1 halved, seeded spaghetti squash in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water, cover and microwave until tender, 16 minutes. Let cool slightly, then scrape into strands with a fork into a bowl. Cook 2 sliced garlic cloves in olive oil until golden. Add to the squash along with 2 tablespoons each chopped parsley, chives and pickled cherry peppers; toss. Season with salt and pepper.


2. Spaghetti Squash Tostadas

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, 2 teaspoons chili powder, the chipotle powder, 1 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper in a bowl. Add the tomatoes and red onion; toss. Roast on a baking sheet, stirring once, until tender, 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, put the squash cut-side up in a microwave-safe dish; add 1/2 cup water, cover with plastic wrap and microwave until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Let cool; scrape the flesh into a bowl using a fork. Add the roasted vegetables and toss.

Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon vegetable oil and 1/2 teaspoon chili powder in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the beans and mash with a fork. Bring to a simmer; cook, stirring, until thickened, about 5 minutes. (Add a splash of water if the beans get too thick.)

Heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil in a separate skillet over medium-high heat. Fry each tortilla until crisp, 2 minutes. Spread the beans on the tortillas; top with the vegetables, sour cream and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.


3. Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Halve the squash lengthwise and remove the seeds.

Place on a baking sheet, cut-side up. Roast the squash until softened, 30 to 40 minutes depending on size.

Heat a large, deep skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil. Saute the garlic and onions until translucent. Add the tomatoes and simmer on low heat, about 45 minutes. In a large bowl, combine the turkey, bread, milk, Parmesan, basil and parsley and mix well. Form into 2-inch meatballs.

Heat a few tablespoons of vegetable oil in a deep skillet over medium-high heat. Pan-fry the meatballs until browned on all sides. Cook in batches if needed. Transfer the meatballs to the tomato sauce and simmer until cooked through.

Using a fork, remove the squash flesh from the skin and stir the squash into the tomato sauce. Serve the squash topped with meatballs.

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