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Diana3271
05-10-2011, 07:59 AM
It has been years since I have bought/cooked spaghetti squash. The last time they only had very large squash. I was looking at them again, at the grocery store, this weekend. They had a variety of sizes. Everything from very small to very large. Of course you don't know what I saw, :lol:, but how many servings do you think are in the smallest size? I would say it would be equivalent in size to 3 large tomatoes. I am the only one in the family that would eat it, so I would want to get the smallest size. TIA


patootie
05-10-2011, 10:21 AM
Well I just made a spaghetti squash that was about 8inches long and it made about 3-4 cups of squash, maybe a little more. So I imagine a squash that small would yield 1-2 cups.

Diana3271
05-10-2011, 10:25 AM
Well I just made a spaghetti squash that was about 8inches long and it made about 3-4 cups of squash, maybe a little more. So I imagine a squash that small would yield 1-2 cups.

Thank you for your reply. Did you serve it in place of spaghetti w/ spaghetti sauce?


Riemontana
05-10-2011, 10:28 AM
Diana, we routinely cut it in half and cook it for two servings of a small squash. Simply wrap the other half in plastic, store in fridge and it will keep for several days. Yummy

patootie
05-10-2011, 02:00 PM
Thank you for your reply. Did you serve it in place of spaghetti w/ spaghetti sauce?

Yup it was delicious. I sauteed it with some garlic, basil, oregano and olive oil then topped it with a tomato sauce. It was my first time having it too and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is. The texture is different than pasta, but if you can get over that it's a satisfying substitute for pasta.

Diana3271
05-10-2011, 02:10 PM
Yup it was delicious. I sauteed it with some garlic, basil, oregano and olive oil then topped it with a tomato sauce. It was my first time having it too and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it is. The texture is different than pasta, but if you can get over that it's a satisfying substitute for pasta.

Substitutes don't normally bother me. I have actually used broccoli slaw to make a chicken alfredo. It works fine for me. :lol: I have been having some food allergies, so I have eliminated broccoli for the time being.

I enjoyed using the broccoli slaw because it is so easy to cook compared to the spaghetti squash.

We went out of town at Christmas. We went to a really nice restaurant and they served spaghetti squash with holiday seasonings like, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, etc. (I'm not exactly sure which ones they used, but it had that holiday flavor). It was a little sweet and savory. It was so good.

Diana3271
05-10-2011, 02:13 PM
Diana, we routinely cut it in half and cook it for two servings of a small squash. Simply wrap the other half in plastic, store in fridge and it will keep for several days. Yummy

I am going to look again, when I go to the grocery store. I would be the only one eating it. It would have to be the smallest one I can find. I am a big eater. I would rather eat it in one sitting. If it gets put back in the refrigerator it might not get eaten.