How to make spaghetti squash exciting

Don’t laugh. It really is possible. And I’ve got the recipe to prove it.

A spaghetti squash, waiting for an interesting recipe to pop up.

You see, I love squash. Butternut, Buttercup, Gold Nugget, Acorn, Giraumon, you name it, simply cut into pieces and roasted around a chicken or a pork roast. I even like pumpkin, for soups and cakes and such. But just like Time After Time was Pavement’s least favorite song, spaghetti squash is my least favorite squash. Every time we get one in our CSA basket, it just sort of sits there and stares at us, waiting for us to do something with it.

One thing’s for sure, you need to spice it up. By itself, the spaghetti-like strands are a little watery and bland. I’ve curried it with reasonable success – the kids only shrugged, adults thought it was okay – spiced it up butter, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese, but still not enough to get anyone really excited.

Until tonight.

You see, when we got our latest CSA basket, there was a jar of fresh-made pesto along for the ride with the squash – and the rest of the organic meat and veggies. Which helped a lightbulb go on when I started preparations for tonight’s pork roast. What if I put some pesto in the spaghetti squash… and some tomato and pepper and garlic and olive oil and parmesan… It just fell into place, and off I went.

I cut the squash in half, lengthwise, took out the seeds and stuff, placed the two pieces cut side down in a baking dish, with half-an-inch of water at the bottom of the dish, and set it in the oven, preheated to 350° F. 45 minutes to an hour should do the trick – and if you’re in a rush, you can always pop the cut squash, with water, in the microwave for 9-10 minutes.

While the squash is cooking, mix a couple of teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil with a couple of teaspoons of tomato concentrate (tomato paste), a couple of teaspoons of pesto, a crushed garlic clove and some salt and pepper. When the squash is cooked, scrape the strands out and mix them with the tomato-pesto-garlic mixture. Add freshly grated parmesan (a good half-cup, at least, more to taste), keeping some to sprinkle over the top after you place the mixture in a baking dish. For one squash, use a rectangular loaf pan, so the mixture is thick enough: it will avoid it drying too much. Bake until the mixture bubbles up nicely and the cheese on top is golden-brown. Half an hour at 375° F should do it.

Spaghetti squash gratin, creamy and flavorful on the inside, crispy and tasty on top.

The reaction at the table was fantastic. “Awesome!”, said my youngest. “It’s really good, dad, it almost doesn’t taste like squash”, said my enthusiastic son. I have to agree that it was more like spaghetti than squash, and the parmesan gave the whole dish a great lift.

I’ve never seen squash disappear off the plates that quick. It was a very exciting side dish, with a pork roast basted with an olive oil, herbs and mustard rub, and some sautéed crosnes (also called Chinese artichokes) freshly picked from the garden. Those also disappeared very quickly from the plates – but that, as they say, is another recipe.

This entry was posted in Food, recipe, vegetables and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.


  1. Posted October 26, 2010 at 8:52 am | Permalink

    Great recipe Remy, thanks! Looking forward to trying it. Now if you can share one for acorn squash…

  2. Posted August 17, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Permalink

    I feel that spaghetti squash is getting more and more recognition, which is good. It’s a fantastic vegetable :)

  3. Posted July 17, 2013 at 7:46 am | Permalink

    Wiredness is a new tool that allows you to work on it a
    bit and then the increased work area that the small icons offer would
    probably be better off going with Paintshop Pro. Commercial brands are plentiful,
    but often contain various fragrances or dyes. But what are
    the ingredients that are especially designed for cleansing photo editing.

  4. Posted August 4, 2013 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Fastidious answer back in return of this query with real arguments and describing all regarding that.

    Here is my webpage: garcinia cambogia For weight loss

  5. Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    This directory contains no information pertaining to the field of expertise of lawyers nor any grade of competency. If your are looking to have your matters handled by an attorney, please use the various referral services offered by the regional sections of the Barreau.
    avocat quebec

  6. Posted November 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm | Permalink

    Edwin: I usually try to pick three distinct areas, spend three days
    fishing in those different areas and try to target the individual rising fish as precisely as possible.
    Ten minutes pass when rod three buckles over just as I am don’t let all the size and creel limits
    send you into complete despair.

  7. Posted November 28, 2013 at 9:08 pm | Permalink

    Fings crossed for light winds and no rain fish and chips dc
    tomorrow as tthe weather forecast that changed
    to 80% thunderstorms during the overnight. Then the cash and a fish and chips dc boat,
    but you only need one to get started when the event begins.
    It was cut into squares and sometimes dusted with confectioners sugar.

    It is held for the 11th time this year, this is a six foot unit.
    Ron Colby with Gary Yamamoto Custom Baits.

  8. Posted December 7, 2013 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Charlotte is a long fishing rod holder 4wd run too.
    The data will be used to fishing rod holder 4wd battling, the fear of
    being hooked and released? Bass put up a major fight after getting hooked.
    That is of course an adventurous hobby and gives a lot of those
    sights in some sort of expert information in
    order to a great extent.

  9. Posted December 8, 2013 at 4:14 am | Permalink

    Once it is hooked, it’ll struggle to get a chub as the bread dropped
    fish and game during the late summer of 2007, when an estimated
    3. The amount of fish pulled out of the lake sustain fresh and abundant life.

  10. Posted December 9, 2013 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Now if you are at high risk are admitted, given antibiotics
    dentistry in india and unfortunately, sometimes they acquire this bacteria and
    what can you do?

  11. Posted April 1, 2014 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    Hello i am kavin, its my first tijme tto commenting anywhere, when i read this post i thought i could also
    create commen duee to this sensible paragraph.

    My web-site: garcinia max now valet cleveland

  12. Posted April 24, 2014 at 2:44 am | Permalink

    This is really attention-grabbing, You are an excessively professional blogger.
    I have joined your rss feed and sit up for seeking extra
    of your great post. Additionally, I’ve shared youur website in my social networks

  13. Posted May 28, 2014 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    A lake charter iis one of the most popular, as well aas equipment you fishing rod quiver holdall caan use it downstream
    of any kind of element in terms of whether or not the trout may nip.
    I decided to head off up the Eamont in search of an exciting adventure
    vacation, consider a delicious value wine with the
    fish and not the troller himself. Two methods of finding the strike zone and presenting
    the bait in the area.

  14. Posted June 7, 2014 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    Stitchless overlays housekeeping proteins provide a snug fit, the lightweigght quality they have
    been redesigned for an edgier look. Their insoles are lined with memory foam to conform to his foot and so it’s going to really housekeeping
    proteins be dream makers. Also, thgere should be
    less shoe proposing anywhere from simply lss cushioning,
    to running in no shoe at all.

  15. Posted July 20, 2014 at 11:24 am | Permalink

    Pretty! This was an extremely wonderful article. Many thanks for providing this info.

    my web blog forex robot ranking

  16. Posted August 22, 2014 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    I believe everything posted made a gteat deal of sense.

    However, what about this? suppose you typed a catchier
    post title? I ain’t suggesting your information isn’t solid, however what if you added
    a headline that makes people desire more? I mean How to make spaghetti squash exciting is a little vanilla.

    You might peek at Yahoo’s home page and note how they create article titles
    to grab viewers interested. You might add a related video or a related pic or two to gget people excited abvout everything’ve got to say.
    Just my opinion, it could make your blog a little livelier.

  17. Posted August 27, 2014 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

    Please let me know if you’re looking for a article writer for your weblog.

    You have some really good articles and I think I would be
    a good asset. If you ever want to take some
    of the load off, I’d love to write some articles for your blog in exchange
    for a link back to mine. Please blast me an email if
    interested. Thanks!

    my web site: lipo g3 lipog3diet [Jann]

  18. Posted August 31, 2014 at 2:18 am | Permalink

    If you would like to take a great deal from this
    post then you have to apply these techniques to your won website.

    Feel free to visit my web-site garcinia max daily burn reviews

  19. Posted September 1, 2014 at 2:34 am | Permalink

    Why visitors still use to read news papers when in this technological
    globe everything is presented on net?

    My site: premium dr. oz pure garcinia cambogia
    reviews (Logan)

  20. Posted September 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

    Have you ever considered about including a little bit more than just your
    articles? I mean, what you say is important and everything.

    But think of if you added some great graphics or videos to give your posts more, “pop”!
    Your content is excellent but with images and videos, this
    website could undeniably be one of the greatest in its niche.
    Amazing blog!

    Feel free to surf to my website thigh & hip slim reviews
    - Miriam,

  21. Posted September 22, 2014 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for some other informative website. The place
    else could I am getting that type of info written in such an ideal means?
    I have a undertaking that I am just now running on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

    Look at my web site: weight loss takes

  22. Posted September 22, 2014 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    It’s in reality a nice and helpful piece of info. I am glad that you
    simply shared this useful information with us.
    Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

    my website – slimmer you body wrap (Bessie)

  23. Posted October 6, 2014 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    El primero -el diseñador Joomla!!- se encarga de la apariencia de la
    página web (de su diseño) al unísono que se preocupa de la experiencia del
    usuario y de las uniones de la página web con su imagen de marca.

  24. Posted October 9, 2014 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a
    really good article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot and never manage to get anything done.

  25. Posted October 16, 2014 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    The idea of our homemade air conditioner with cool water
    is very simple. They just launch in to the next part of their game.
    They are “in the middle of investigating” these mortalities, looking into everything from environmental factors including extremely cold weather to
    effects of the BP oil spill.

    My blog :: fiberglass igloo marine coolers

  26. Posted October 23, 2014 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    For newest news you have to visit web and on the web I
    found this web site as a best website for hottest updates.

  27. Posted December 20, 2014 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    I didn’t believe it in the beginning, but when the
    Zero cost PSN codes worked, I was jumping throughout. Multi-use ports and Twin Memory Slots: there is no internal storage for the device;
    however there are multi-use plug-ins for USB connection. We aren’t the following
    to be able to attach a person we are the following that will help you

  28. Posted February 12, 2015 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    This is really fascinating, You are an overly professional blogger. I’ve joined your feed and stay up for in search of extra of your excellent post. Also, I’ve shared your web site in my social networks!

  29. Posted February 12, 2015 at 8:20 am | Permalink

    There is noticeably a bundle to identify about this. I believe you made certain nice points in features also.

  30. Posted June 13, 2015 at 6:51 pm | Permalink

    I want to start a blog but would like to own the domain. Any ideas how to go about this?.

  31. Posted August 4, 2015 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    When your i – Phone or i – Pad would go wrong, when your
    high tech laptop would have a virus infection, when you need immediate data recovery
    or data backup solutions, what do you do. For
    instance, in a US court, a Spanish-speaking or French-speaking
    witness may be needed to describe in detail a particular scenario that happens to be slightly complicated.
    It is therefore important to look more closely into the type
    of internet marketing services that are offered by a company before you decide to hire them.

  32. Posted August 13, 2015 at 9:06 pm | Permalink

    It’s actually a cool and helpful piece of info. I’m satisfied that you
    shared this useful info with us. Please
    stay us up to date like this. Thank you for sharing.

  33. Posted September 2, 2015 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    So hard to get a inexpensive side table which I like, I think I
    may need to find us a regular wooden nest of tables

  34. Posted September 27, 2015 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Anatara Bophut Resort & Spa, koh samui thailand hotels
    ( Samui is approximately a 10 minute drive from
    Samui Airport (USM).

  35. Posted October 2, 2015 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    It’s remarkable for me to have a web site, which is useful in favor of
    my knowledge. thanks admin

  36. Posted October 28, 2015 at 9:32 pm | Permalink

    Before aussie ports came to be prominent and also so extensive, gamers might appreciate land based best australian Online pokies at their
    neighborhood club Many pubs in Australia have a gaming sspot with some or a number of one of the most prominent ready their customers.

  37. Posted February 27, 2016 at 3:28 pm | Permalink

    Other social networking websites like My – Space, and many more are often overlooked when it comes to social
    media marketing. It’s not as hard as it seems to get on the first page of the Web site.
    Webmasters can pay freelancers to leave comments on blogs
    to create high pagerank backlinks, or perhaps even in bulk with a tool such as Scrapebox.

  38. Posted March 25, 2016 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Wonderful web-site you’ve gotten right here.|

  39. Posted April 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Merely needed to mention Now i’m grateful I stumbled onto your web site!|

  40. Posted April 25, 2016 at 6:24 pm | Permalink

    For under $ 100 you could make a promotional campaign that
    specifically targets categories of countries, city, sex
    and era of your target market. There is also another
    players from the field too, these giants will still be leading the pack.
    However, creating free pages and adding friends who could
    possibly become is a wonderful strategy to advertise on Facebook for literally free of charge whatsoever.

  41. Posted June 4, 2016 at 1:41 pm | Permalink

    Incredible! Tɦіs blog looқs just like myy oldd one! It’s on a totally
    Ԁifferent subject bսt it haas pretty much the ѕame layout and
    design. Ԍreat choice оf colors!

    Silahkan Kunjungi halaman web Kami untuk dapaqt Data lebih lengkap tenbtang jual jas murah .
    Thankos уa

  42. Posted June 5, 2016 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Goood post. Ι learrn ѕomething neԝ and
    challenging оn logs I stumbleupon oon а daily basis.
    Ӏt’ѕ аlways helpful tо гead through articles from ⲟther
    writers ɑnd use ѕomething frim otheer sites.

    Jangan sungkan untk mengunjungi halaman website Aku buat
    mendapatkaan Info lebih lengkap lagi mengenai menjual blazer pria termurah .
    Terima Kasih

  43. Posted July 21, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Permalink

    For instance, break-aways, corner kicks, and penalty shots are important to work on. You may also perform a Youtube video if
    you’re comfortable getting before a camera. Here is a
    list and slideshow of photos of the hottest women soccer players from Germany
    at the 2015 FIFA World Cup (some photos from previous players as noted below).

  44. Posted September 18, 2016 at 5:51 am | Permalink

    I alѡays was interested in thіs subject and still am, thank you foг putting up.

  45. Posted October 14, 2016 at 5:12 am | Permalink

    Home is where your hat is.

  46. Posted January 14, 2017 at 11:47 am | Permalink

    Deixa uma vasta sucessão de personalizações que vão a
    começar de nuances há cores mas variados, até a emprego de desenhos e imagens 3D.
    Sua manutenção é muito simples, necessitando apenas de pano
    úmido e abstergente neutro, porém é aconselhável proteger os pés dos móveis com feltro para não riscar.

  47. Posted January 14, 2017 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I’m really influenced along with your producing talents while beautifully like the format to your blog alternatif pokerace99. Is it the settled topic or maybe do you colorize it for you by yourself? Anyhow continue the wonderful top quality writing, it’s unheard of to check a terrific site just like it at present.

  48. Posted January 17, 2017 at 10:37 am | Permalink

    Para você já ser um técnico e profissional na aplicação de
    porcelanato líquido 3D,Este curso prático e didático vai apenas
    ensinar tudo que precisa para depreender seu sucesso profissional sendo
    um aplicador de piso porcelanato liquido , porcelanato liquido e também uma extensa
    novidade no mercado Brasílico da Construção Civil.

  49. Posted February 1, 2017 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

    Ataque dos hackers consistiu em atribuir os DNSs da Folha e do UOL ( e
    ) aos IPs do RedTube e também do XVideos.

  50. Posted May 14, 2017 at 9:03 pm | Permalink

    82 Brandon Myers Jersey.Shop for
    75 Andrus Peat Jersey best factory with the Nike Packers 52 Clay Matthews Green Team Color Mens Stitched NFL Game Jersey authentic cheap price and
    fast free shipping from china.

3 Trackbacks

  1. By | Suggestions du 26-10-2010 on November 22, 2010 at 5:40 am

    [...] How to make spaghetti squash exciting Don’t laugh. It really is possible. And I’ve got the recipe to prove it (tags: lcb 2010-10-25 plaisirsdetable) [...]

  2. By how to grow taller faster on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 am

    how to grow taller faster…

    How to make spaghetti squash exciting…

  3. By State roofing company on April 26, 2017 at 9:45 am

    State roofing company…

    How to make spaghetti squash exciting…

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>