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Old 09-04-2008, 04:40 PM   #1
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I cooked my first spaghetti squash last night. I pierced it several times, then stuck it whole in the microwave for about 10 minutes. No cutting it in half, no water, just the squash on a plate in the oven. It came out great, and was easy to cut in half when it was done and soft.

First time I ever tried using one instead of pasta. I made a tomato sauce with some chopped up leftover turkey (cause I'm cheap that way), and ate it with a bit of grated cheese. I was surprised how much I liked it. No, it didn't taste like pasta to me. But it went well with the sauce, which stayed on it like a topping much better than I would have guess.

Will definately be doing this again. Soon and often. I have a new favorite diet food!
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:32 PM   #2
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I just tried spaghetti squash for the first time about a month ago and liked it. I have to say that pasta is much better then the squash, but it is a nice alternative if you don't want all the bad stuff.
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We tried spaghetti squash too for the "first time" (it's been since we were kids, so I know I've had it, but I don't remember it) and it was pretty good. Definately a different taste than pasta, but good. It was nice to eat a little bit more of that and not feel guilty.
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That sounds really good. Im gonna try it soon.
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It's been awhile since I've done much with squash, I need to get back on that train. I have tried spaghetti squash lasagna with ricotta cheese and spaghetti sauce that was pretty good. I wonder how it woul dbe with just some butter spray, salt & pepper... maybe I'll give it a try soon. I also really like acorn squash but I like ti best with a ton of butter and brown sugar so I am trying to stay away from that.
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It's been awhile since I've done much with squash, I need to get back on that train. I have tried spaghetti squash lasagna with ricotta cheese and spaghetti sauce that was pretty good. I wonder how it woul dbe with just some butter spray, salt & pepper... maybe I'll give it a try soon. I also really like acorn squash but I like ti best with a ton of butter and brown sugar so I am trying to stay away from that.
Spaghetti squash is good with just butter & pepper (not sure about the salt thing) as we just had it the other night.
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Good to know, thanks.
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