Monday, January 12, 2015

Simple Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash, nature's answer to low calorie (and gluten free) pasta.  I have long wanted to try Spaghetti Squash, but because I'm not a huge fan of acorn squash or butternut squash, I keep hesitating to make this allergy (and figure) friendly pasta replacement.  To be honest, I purchased a lovely looking Spaghetti Squash and procrastinated so long it went rotten!  After several requests for more GF recipes, and a deep desire to reclaim a healthy body after bearing 7 children, I bought another Spaghetti Squash and gave it a try.  I really should have done it sooner!
 The taste of the Spaghetti Squash is mild, and easily adaptable to your favorite flavorings. Top it with Marinara, or maybe just a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fresh basil; Perhaps some sauteed garlic and lemon juice is more your style.  Whatever you choose to top it with, Spaghetti Squash is simple to prepare, and an allergy friendly crowd-pleaser! 

By ingredients, this roasted Spaghetti Squash recipe is peanut-free, tree nut-free, dairy-free, egg-free, fish-free, wheat free, gluten free, soy free, and shellfish-free. Top 8 Allergen Free! As always, check this ingredient list and your local products to make sure that this recipe is allergy safe for your family and/or friends!

Steps marked with an asterisk (*) are child friendly!  
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Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. *Wipe down the outside of squash thoroughly with a wet cloth, then dry completely.  
Slice off the end of the squash on one end to stabilize it for cutting in half.
Using a large knife, slice the squash in half, lengthwise.
*Scoop the seeds and stringy flesh out into a bowl.  Set aside to save the seeds for roasting!
*Place both halves face down on a shallow baking sheet.  Fill the bottom of the pan with a thin layer of water. Roast for 30 - 40 minutes, or until the flesh is fork tender through to the peel. 

*Using a fork, scrape the strands of flesh away from the peel.  Dump them into a bowl and dress to your liking! 

I dressed mine with EVOO, fresh Basil, and Kosher salt.  

In the comments section below, tell me your favorite way to dress Spaghetti Squash! 

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 As always, from The Allergy Safe Kitchen, I wish you "Good Cooking, and Safe Eating"!


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