Spaghetti Squash and Napoletana Sauce

June 21, 2022

 

The best way and easy way to cook spaghetti squash! No fuss with the exception of cutting the spaghetti squash into two halves.

spaghetti squash

 

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash also known as vegetable spaghetti, noodle squash or mandarin squash.

Spaghetti squash belongs to pumpkin family, a unique winter vegetable.

It is bright yellow, oblong in shape and quite firm to touch.

But once cooked, fluff up the flesh or pulp with fork, and you will get stringy flesh that resemble spaghetti.

Spaghetti squash has all the good stuff in it like, vitamin A, folate, folic acid, beta-carotene, and potassium, and an excellent source of fiber.



How does spaghetti squash taste like?

Some say it has mild taste, but to me, it has no taste hence it is good to pair up spaghetti squash with a simple tomato based sauce.

How to cook Spaghetti squash?

I prefer to roast spaghetti squash.

The only difficult part is to halved spaghetti squash.
You may need a little bit of strength on to do this task.

The full recipe is at the end of this post.

We shall start by preparing spaghetti squash for roasting.

whole spaghetti squash
1. spaghetti squash

Cut spaghetti squash into 2 lengthwise
2. Cut spaghetti squash into 2 lengthwise.
Noticed that I place anti slip mat underneath spaghetti squash!


Remove pulp and seeds
3. Remove pulp and seeds

Pierce the skin spaghetti squash
4. Pierce the skin

spaghetti squash and olive oil
5. Olive oil

Brush with olive oil
6. Brush with olive oil

Season with salt and pepper
7. Season with salt and pepper

Place spaghetti squash on baking tray
8. Place on baking tray

Roasted spaghetti squash
9. Roast spaghetti squash

Fluff spaghetti squash with fork
10. Fluff / scrape with fork.

Spaghetti squash is ready to be consumed.
Spaghetti squash is ready to be consumed.

What sauce is best to go with spaghetti squash?

I love an easy and simple sauce to serve my spaghetti squash, hence my go to sauce is the Napoletana sauce.

You can opt for bolognese but simple is always best (in my humble opinion).

How to cook Napoletana sauce?

Napoletana sauce - Chopped onion
1. Chopped onion

Napoletana sauce - Chopped garlic
2. Chopped garlic

Napoletana sauce - Chopped tomatoes
3. Diced tomatoes

Napoletana sauce - basil leaves
4. Basil

Add olive oil in a pan
5. Add olive oil in a pan

Add chopped garlic and onion in a pan
6. Add chopped garlic and onion

Add tomatoes
7. Add tomatoes

Add basil
8. Add basil

Season napoletana sauce with salt and pepper
9. Season with salt and pepper

Simmer until sauce has reduced
10. Simmer until sauce has reduced

Napoletana sauce is ready
Napoletana sauce is ready

serve Napoletana sauce and spaghetti squash
and so is spaghetti squash.

best way to cook spaghetti sauce


I could eat this spaghetti squash without any worries.

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The best way and easy way to cook spaghetti squash! No fuss with the exception of cutting the spaghetti squash into two halves. Serve with simple napoletana sauce.

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