How To: Spaghetti Squash

How To: Spaghetti Squash

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Just a little video for y’all today. I’ve had several of you leave comments and send me emails about spaghetti squash – you want to know how I do it…so, here’s a video of my method.

Also, I will warn you – toward the end, all craziness breaks loose in the Myers house. You’ve been warned…so proceed with caution.

We LOVE spaghetti squash and I actually prefer it in place of noodles – hence my love of Spaghetti Squash Casserole. The texture is different, but it’s very pleasing to the palate…yeah, country Stacy just said that. It felt weird too.  I’ve even been able to serve it to people and they didn’t know they weren’t eating REAL noodles.

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her two children, Annie (June 2009) and Andy (August 2012). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more to keep up with her daily antics.

  • http://www.simplyhomemaking60.blogspot.com Yolanda

    Perfect! Now I know how to do it without a microwave! Thanks, Stacy.

    • Stacy

      I aim to please! :-)

  • http://www.foodieinwv.com/ Foodie in WV

    I love spaghetti squash. It is a great substitute for pasta (since I can’t eat gluten I use it frequently a as a substitute). Plus it is so easy to cook!

    • Stacy

      And it’s uuber delicious!

  • Llucyjune

    Hi Stacy
    I just watched your film as I’ve been curious about spaghetti squash (which I have never seen here in the UK and I live in London so probably should have) and I just wanted to say that I love your accent and I’m even more determined to find spaghetti squash now than I was before! I also love that your dog and your daughter were so obviously pleased to see Daddy! I love a house that is as mental as mine!!
    Please keep making videos and posting on your blog as I am really really enjoying it and hope you carry on forever.
    Best wishes
    Lucy

    • Stacy

      :-) I enjoy doing videos so I am glad y’all like them!!

  • Misty

    I just have to tell you that I wish we were neighbors!! I love your recipes and you are a hoot!!!! Thanks for making this video because, I LOVE PW’s cajun chicken pasta but have not made it since doing THM!!! I can’t believe I didn’t think of using the spaghetti squash…we all love that stuff!!! It is on the menu for this weekend!!!!

    • Stacy

      I’m trying to fix all our old favorites the THM way. :-)

  • Cynthia Combest

    Please stay crazy, because we love your attitude!!! I am trying the squash this weekend.

    • Stacy

      :-) Good – it’s kinda around to stay.

  • Mary

    Going on a quest for spaghetti squash yum! By the way…sounds like our house
    when dad comes home, dogs and kids are the welcoming committee. :-D
    Mary

    • Stacy

      No one does that when I come home. LOL

  • Ruth Curtis

    An alternative to the “grunting” & wrestling the spaghetti squash with a large sharp knife method, I have learned it cooks just as well if I prick the whole squash several places with a fork, and bake it whole on a cookie sheet (no water necessary). When you can easily stick a fork in it, it’s done! Let it cool a bit and then easily cut in half, remove seeds, and scrape out squash “noodles.” Easy peazy!

    • Stacy

      Ya know, I’ve done it that way too…and for some reason, I just prefer to cut it in half beforehand. I’m weird. :-)

  • Cindy

    Good information.

    I think the video would have been much better if you had had someone holding the camera and following your moves. Some of the things were done out of camera view. I know those things were self explanatory, but actually following your hands would have been more interesting. Just a thought.

    I know “everyone’s a critic” but my comment is meant to be educational, not critical.

    Keep up the good work. Love your website! :)

    • Stacy

      :-) I have to do videos during the day at naptime or else I can’t find any other time to do it. Life is kinda crazy here. And my 3 year old isn’t very good at holding a camera. :-) Thanks for the suggestion though!

  • Gina Franklin

    Thank you for the video! I have been wanting to try spaghetti squash for a while now and the video was helpful. As a fellow NC girl I LOVE your accent

    • Stacy

      Thanks, sistah! :-)

  • Sara

    Just a question, I’m new to Trim Healthy Mama, is spaghetti squash compatible with THM?

    • Stacy

      Sure is! It’s a FP so it goes with any meal. :-)

  • Sandra Frey

    I’ve been making spaghetti squash for years. It’s very easy to make. Cut the squash in half put the two pieces in a cake pan, after you take out the seeds of course, upside down put water in the pan and bake in the oven until tender. take out of the oven. let cool then remove the spaghetti out of the shell, being very careful not to get any of the shell in with the spaghetti & finish with spaghetti sauce on it. or anything else you want to make with it. Use it like regular spaghetti, the skys the limit.

    • Stacy

      :-) Sounds like just how I did it above! Great minds.

  • http://revolutionarymom.com Sarah

    How did I not know you have a southern accent? I love it, you sound like my people! :)

    • Stacy

      :-) My people! We have people!

  • http://www.raisingmightyarrows.net Heather @ Raising Mighty Arrows

    I had never even heard of this until this week! Only because I had never even eaten Squash until I was married! I may give it a try. :)

    • Stacy

      Really?! Girl….get squashin’.

  • Victoria

    Loved the video. So nice to put a voice with the face. Loved the accent. I was wondering if you have tried the Konjac noodles from the THM recipes. I think spaghetti squash could be used in place of a lot of them and probably is much cheaper.

    • Stacy

      I have tried them – they are okay. A nice change. I do prefer these. :-)

  • Kim

    I laughed so hard at your video. It sounds just like my house. Thanks for sharing how to cook SS properly. I’ve always wondered.

    • Stacy

      Ha, ha! Just keepin’ it real. :-)

  • Wendy Briscoe

    I need to ask you about retirement funds for a stay at home Mom. I do at some point plan to go back to work, but it will be about a year or two away. I am 40 years old and only have about 1, 300 in retirement savings. Woefully lacking! My parents will retire in two years with 1/3 of a million dollars. Is there any way I can play catch up and start bank rolling my retirement fund as a stay at home Mom? What’s yours or Barry’s advice on this. I’m sooooo late, and far behind! :(

  • Stacy

    They refrigerate just fine. :-)

  • Stacy

    What accent? ;-)

    • theraulersons

      ;) that southern drawl….my hubby was born and raised in FL so he has it too and I love it!

      • Stacy

        :-) I call it Country Twang. lol

  • Its_Gwen

    This was so helpful! I think I NEED an ov glove. :)

    • Stacy

      Yes – I agree. NEED.

  • http://jugglingrealfoodandreallife.com/ Juggling Real Food & Real Life

    I’ve always wanted to try to make spaghetti squash but it always seemed a mystery to me. Thanks for showing me just how easy it really is. Can’t wait to impress my family with my new cooking skill.

    • Stacy

      Yeah, well don’t tell them how easy it is. ;-)

  • kmamatx

    We’ve discovered spaghetti squash in about the last year too. I’m like you…I think I actually prefer it to the noodles! I LOVE it with my crockpot spaghetti sauce! I’m going to have to try your casserole recipe though…it looks great!

    • Stacy

      Pioneer Woman’s recipe isAMAZING!

  • Miz Helen

    Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

    • Stacy

      I will. Thanks, Miz Helen!