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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Whole30)

Paleocity Eats | October 19, 2016 | By

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Oh hello there, how’s things? Having a good week so far? We are halfway to the weekend and I have been super productive and motivated this week. I have a ton of new recipe ideas in my head that I’m constantly writing down so I don’t forget about them. My notes on my phone is a hot, disorganized mess. I want to make some sort of “peanut butter” chocolate bars dessert for upcoming Halloween and also some sort of adult beverage that y’all can serve if you’re having a Halloween party, or just drink at home by yourself. Nothing wrong with that, you won’t see me judging.

I love going to the grocery store and getting inspired by the new, seasonal ingredients available. It really makes eating clean so much easier when you’re constantly adding new seasonal flavors and switching it up. I used to get stuck in food ruts b efore, but since I started trying and creating new recipes, it’s never a dull moment. Food wise anyway.

So I think I’ve said it before but spaghetti squash is definitely a favorite of mine. It’s so easy to make and super versatile. But I used to hate cutting it because you know, I’m terrified of cutting off a finger. Most squash have a very hard outer shell and that makes cutting into them rather difficult. I always had a hard time getting a good hold of the squash and without a good hold on it it’s difficult to make a good cut. Until I thought, hey why don’t I cut off the top of the squash, then just lay that flat, cut side down and push the knife down. Easy peasy! I swear, that one little thing has made all the difference for me!

And if something like that can help me, I figure it might help other people. So I’m sharing the easy way I cook my spaghetti squash. This way is fail-proof and you literally just set it and forget it until it’s done. Now you can use yummy spaghetti squash in a bevy of recipes!

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Ingredients:
1 spaghetti squash

Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Wash the squash. Cut the top of the squash off, this will make it easier to cut down the middle.

Place the cut, flat side down, and cut the squash down the middle, lengthwise.

Using a metal spoon, scoop out the seeds.

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Place the squash on the parchment lined baking sheet, cut-side down.

Bake for 25 to 40 minutes depending on the size of your squash. Less time for smaller ones, and more time for bigger ones.

The squash will be ready when it’s easily pierced with a fork

When baked, cool for 5 to 10 minutes then use a fork to shred in order to get the spaghetti texture.

Use in all of your favorite spaghetti recipes.

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Enjoy!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Whole30)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 spaghetti squash
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Wash the squash. Cut the top of the squash off, this will make it easier to cut down the middle.
  3. Place the cut, flat side down, and cut the squash down the middle, lengthwise.
  4. Using a metal spoon, scoop out the seeds.
  5. Place the squash on the parchment lined baking sheet, cut-side down.
  6. Bake for 25 to 40 minutes depending on the size of your squash. Less time for smaller ones, and more time for bigger ones.
  7. The squash will be ready when it’s easily pierced with a fork
  8. When baked, cool for 5 to 10 minutes, then use a fork to shred in order to get the spaghetti texture.
  9. Use in all of your favorite spaghetti recipes.
  10. Enjoy!
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