Squash season is the best season over here at Half Assed Kitchen. Squash makes a super easy side dish and, with the right additions, can be a delicious, healthful entree.
Spaghetti squash is our favorite of all the squashes. It has the most amazing texture: noodle-like and a little firmer than other cooked squash.
So, cook one up for dinner tonight! Add some butter, salt, pepper and cheese and you're good to go.
Here's what you need and how you cook it
1 or 2 spaghetti squashes (when you're looking for them, think yellow submarines)
Parmesan (or other cheese of choice)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
There are a couple ways to cook a squash. You can cut it in half, scoop out the insides, and place the squash halves in a shallow baking dish filled part way with water. Or you can stab the squash a bunch of times with a fork and just throw it in the oven.
We, of course, prefer the latter method because it's more half assy.
In either case, bake the squash for 45 minutes to an hour. Then, if you've left the squash whole, you'll need to cut it and scoop out the seeds.
Run the tines of a fork through the squash meat to facilitate its shredding. Then spoon the squash into a bowl and mix with butter, salt, pepper and cheese.
Squash is great without the cheese too. Either way.