101 in 1001: Spaghetti Squash Recipe

I tried a new recipe this past weekend. Spaghetti Squash (Spaghetti). It was awful. I took one bite and couldn’t go any further. First let’s back up a little bit because this actually has a story. I thought Spaghetti Squash meant you take squash and then make it into noodles with a fork and then poor meat sauce on top. Shoot I thought that would be simple so I went to the store, bought good ole’ squash and then brought it home and told Conner of my plan. He literally laughed in my face at the lack of knowledge I have in the kitchen environment. He laughed because 1) Spaghetti squash is not a dish alone. 2)Spaghetti squash is a type of squash 3) I did not buy spaghetti squash 4) I wanted to make a “healthy” spaghetti option by subbing turkey for ground beef. He was valid in his laughter because I am lacking in the cooking department and I do not like turkey or trying new foods. So here begins the experiment.

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I followed the Pinterest recipe- Heat the Squash in the microwave for 8 minutes, brown the turkey, add tomato sauce, and sauté the squash-lings. The recipe did NOT tell me the squash would EXPLODE in the microwave mid-nuking and it didn’t tell me that forking the squash would result in a very messy counter top and floor. Man what a disaster! I still gave it a shot but with one bite I was done. The texture, the lack of taste, the turkey- all horrible. Now I know this will not be a dish added to the rotation. Chalk this 101 in 1001 recipe up to the fail blog. Better luck next time in the kitchen I suppose.

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2 Responses to 101 in 1001: Spaghetti Squash Recipe

  1. Amy Z says:

    Sorry your experiment didn’t work! Those pinterest recipes can be hit and miss and it’s so hard to tell because the photos are so nice.

    Try roasting the spaghetti squash in the oven – chop it in half (it is very hard, you’ll need a big knife), scoop out any seeds, then drizzle the inside with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put on a baking tray (line with foil for easy clean up). Bake at 375 until the squash is soft – 30 to 45 minutes – and lightly browned on the cut side. Take it out and let cool for 10-15 minutes so you don’t burn yourself using a fork to gently scrape the little spaghetti looking pieces out. I think it’s fine on its own (as a side dish) but my Mom likes it with spaghetti sauce.

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