Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Herbed Spaghetti Squash

I have been a bit of a slacker with my posts lately, moving has taken a tole on my cooking!

As I was looking for a recipe to post today, the ones remaining in my drafts were either squash or something pickled. I've made spaghetti squash only once before and I don't think I let it bake long enough. Spaghetti squash is so fun to make. You bake the squash and then use a fork to scrape out he strands of "spaghetti" in the squash. This would be a fun dish to make with kids.

Herbed Spaghetti Squash
Recipe courtesy of Emeril Lagasse
  • 1 small spaghetti squash, about 2 1/4 pounds
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed soft herbs, such as basil, chives, parsley and sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise and place, cut side down, in a baking dish. Add enough water to come 1/2-inch up the sides of the baking dish and cover with aluminum foil. Bake for 45 minutes, until the squash is easily pierced with a paring knife. Turn squash over and cover with foil again and continue to cook another 15 minutes, until the squash is very tender. Remove from the oven, uncover, and allow to cool slightly. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and discard. Using a fork, gently pull the strands of squash away from peel and place the squash strands into a mixing bowl.

Heat a skillet. Add the butter, spaghetti squash, herbs, salt and pepper and toss thoroughly but gently to heat and combine. Serve immediately or cover and keep warm until ready to serve.

I am linking this to Tasty Tuesday.


  1. Oh this sounds wonderful! While we aren't moving, cleaning out Norm's garage, train stuff and workshop continues to be an ongoing project, but I am making progress!

  2. Looks delicious, we love spaghetti squash the way you prepared it.

  3. I just bought a spaghetti squash yesterday and I always make it the same way. It'll be fun to try something different with it!

  4. I always seem to forget about spaghetti squash and I don't know why...it's such a great veggie to use for more caloric pasta sauces. This herby sauce sounds delicious on it!

  5. Spaghetti squash is fun! I was amazed the first time I made one and used a fork and it turned into strands. I was tempted to purchase one the other day but came home with butternut and acorn squash. Next time I will have to pickup a spaghetti squash!

  6. This looks really delicious..I should try this as soon as possible.thanks for the recipe dear..Following your blog straight away..If you have time Check out my blog too..

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  7. Yum, yum, yum! I'm sending this recipe to my mom. I think she would love this!


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