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Spaghetti Squash

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Try replacing pasta or rice with homegrown spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti squash is all the rage with health-conscious folks who want to skip the refined flour pastas and get more veggies in their diets. While spaghetti squash is certainly a squash, you'll be surprised how true it is to it's name. It cooks up just like pasta!


Spaghetti squash is all the rage with health-conscious folks who want to skip the refined flour pastas and get more veggies in their diets. While spaghetti squash is certainly a squash, you'll be surprised how true it is to it's name. It cooks up just like pasta!

Spaghetti squash is a winter squash, and in many parts of the country, now's about the time to harvest. When harvesting or picking a squash at market, look for hard fruit that feels heavy for its size, with a pale even color. An average four-pound spaghetti squash will yield about five cups of pasta-like flesh.

There are plenty of ways to cook spaghetti squash, including baking, boiling and even microwaving. When the squash is cooked, scoop out the flesh, with has a surprisingly noodle-y consistency. The squash flavor is very mild, so it's a perfect substitution for all your carb-laden pasta dishes!

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