A simple spaghetti squash recipe
Can a pinch of olive oil, and delicious squash be too much? Well, these are great dishes that are best enjoyed during the bright months of summer. Squash has many interesting recipes. However, many people daunt the idea of making spaghetti squash at home. This is because simple mistakes can destroy your entire dish. Though this delicacy has very few ingredients, it needs to be prepared in stages. And, here is a brief overview on how you can nail the dish without much effort. So, let’s get started with our simple spaghetti squash recipe.
Yield: 4- 5 cups
Total time: 40 minutes
Ingredients for making spaghetti squash
- 1 spaghetti squash (1 cup of 155 gms)
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil (the extra virgin kind)
- 1 teaspoon of sea salt
- 1 teaspoon of black pepper
Directions for making spaghetti squash
1. First things first, you need to get the oven ready for cooking your spaghetti squash. The oven needs to be preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Ensure that the oven is preheated, before you place anything inside it.
2. Now, the spaghetti squash has to be sliced. This is an art by itself. You need to slice the squash half, lengthwise.
3. Transfer the sliced half to a clean plate. Then, scoop the seeds out. The ribs should be scooped out too.
4. The inner layers of the spaghetti squash has to be drizzled with olive oil. Be generous with the amount of oil you drizzle on the surface of the squash.
5. Sprinkle a good amount of salt on the surface of the squash.
6. Sprinkle a good amount of pepper on the spaghetti squash. Let the salt and pepper be absorbed into the squash.
7. Next, place the squash on a baking sheet. The cut side needs to be placed down on the baking sheet. Use a clean fork to poke holes on the surface of the squash. Transfer the squash with holes poked on its surface into the over. The squash needs to be roasted for 30 to 40 minutes. Continue roasting till the outer surface of the squash has browned. Also, the fork can be used to test if the squash is done or not. When you press the fork, it needs to pierce the surface of the squash tenderly. Ensure that the surface of the squash is both tender, but a little firm. Remember that the time required for roasting the squash depends on many factors. It often depends on the size of your squash.
8. Transfer the tender squash onto a clean plate. Now, use a fork to break the squash apart.
Cooking the spaghetti squash is not rocket science. However, you need to understand that the time required to roast the squash depends on many factors.
- Carbs: 10 grams
- Fiber: 2.2 grams
- Protein: 1 gram
- Fat: 0.5 grams
- Vitamin C: 9% as per the Reference Daily Intake (RDI)
- Manganese: 8% (RDI)
- Vitamin B6: 8% (RDI)
- Pantothenic acid: 6% (RDI)
- Niacin: 6% (RDI)
- Potassium: 5% (RDI)
Spaghetti squash has thiamine, calcium, magnesium, folate, and iron, in small quantities.