Spaghetti squash is inexpensive (and easy to grow if you’re so inclined) and a nice replacement for regular pasta.  It’s rich in vitamin B6, niacin, and also contains omega 3 and 6, like most vegetables it’s good for you.  I got a really simple recipe from a friend for the squash and made it for Dave and I along with spaghetti sauce, Dave was not a fan.  I didn’t like the sauce, so I thought that might be the problem for him too.  I had Dave try the spaghetti squash again, but this time with the super yummy shrimp and artichoke sauce, he still didn’t like it.  I’m not going to make him eat stuff he doesn’t like, life’s too short, and snacks too available.  But, I thought it tasted good, and it was super easy to make.  So, I thought I’d share the instructions I got for the squash.  Give it a try, decide for yourself.

Take a spaghetti squash and cut it in half.                 Scoop the seeds out (kind of like cleaning a pumpkin)


Put the halves face down in a microwavable baking dish with about two inches of water.


Microwave for about 15-25 minutes (depending on the size of the squash)


After cooking scoop the squash out and use it like noodles.  This one has spaghetti sauce on it.  Some people put the squash back in the scooped out part and use it as a bowl.  Enjoy!