OK... spaghetti squash is as hard as a rock before it is cooked. So, how in the world do you cook this stuff that everyone seems to be raving about? Of course I have an answer for you.... You use the crockpot!
Spaghetti squash + Autumn = Crockpot cooking
- Plug the slow cooker in and turn it onto high setting, dump 1 cup of water into it, poke knife holes into the squash, place it inside, cover with the lid and let it steam/cook for a few hours. It is as easy as that!
It will be hot when it is cooked, so remove it using tongs....yes, lesson learned the hard way : )
Cut it in half, remove the seeds with a spoon and then spoon out the spaghetti squash into a large bowl.
At this point, you can add whatever you like.
For something like the picture you see above:
- 1 spaghetti squash, cooked and shredded
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 3 tbsp. butter or olive oil
- Salt, pepper, garlic powder and parsley, to taste
Add butter/oil and mix well.
Add cheese and spices.
Mix well and serve.
How easy is that? Want to add protein? Add cooked shrimp, lemon juice from a lemon and whala...a complete meal!