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Spaghetti Squash

I'm making spaghetti squash for the first time tonight and was wondering if anyone has any good recipes or tips on making it. I've heard you can actually use spaghetti sauce with it. Is that really good?

I'd also love a good pork chop recipe if anyone has one! : )
-Ely

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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    Oh and I told FI that for my birthday I just want to spend it with him, a movie, wine and a cupcake ... a big one, lol. I'm going to check on that skinnytaste recipe for a healthier/less fat option, but I'm open to suggestions for that as well.
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    Stina51286Stina51286 member
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    edited December 2011
    I love spaghetti squash! We are actually having it tomorrow night...here is one recipe I make with it. I either grill chicken or tenderloin for the meat or FI sautes shrimp http://www.grouprecipes.com/29385/low-fat-alfredo-sauce.html

    Another one I like is from cooking light, not sure on the name, but dice up a whole yellow onion, two tomatos and saute them in a tbsp of olive oil, once that is done add in 2 tbsp of chopped garlic, slowly stir in low fat or fat free whipping cream to make a creamy sauce to liking, pinch of salt and pepper or other seasonings for taste (if you want it thicker mix some cornstarch with water then slowly stir that in until you get consistency you want). This recipe calls for making cajun shrimp but we grill chicken boobs with cajun seasoning then cut into slices and top over spaghetti squash or regular noodles. Then top with parmesan cheese.

     

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:2ce134dd-432f-47e5-a20d-db859425fc09">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]I love spaghetti squash! We are actually having it tomorrow night...here is one recipe I make with it. I either grill chicken or tenderloin for the meat or FI sautes shrimp <a href="http://www.grouprecipes.com/29385/low-fat-alfredo-sauce.html" rel='nofollow'>http://www.grouprecipes.com/29385/low-fat-alfredo-sauce.html</a> Another one I like is from cooking light, not sure on the name, but dice up a whole yellow onion, two tomatos and saute them in a tbsp of olive oil, once that is done add in 2 tbsp of chopped garlic, slowly stir in low fat or fat free whipping cream to make a creamy sauce to liking, pinch of salt and pepper or other seasonings for taste (if you want it thicker mix some cornstarch with water then slowly stir that in until you get consistency you want). This recipe calls for making cajun shrimp but we grill chicken boobs with cajun seasoning then cut into slices and top over spaghetti squash or regular noodles. Then top with parmesan cheese.
    Posted by Stina51286[/QUOTE]

    <div>Woah, that sounds tasty! LOL chicken boobs :D</div>
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    Stina51286Stina51286 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:b941c0b7-22f7-4856-ad04-a1ad727a9aca">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Spaghetti Squash : Woah, that sounds tasty! LOL chicken boobs :D
    Posted by Lil B Mama[/QUOTE]

    Hehe lol!

     

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    edited December 2011
    I usually just toss it with some butter or olive oil and then sprinkle it with some good parmesan cheese. So simple and so yummy!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:35a6d49f-b9d2-4f8a-8dad-153f36d1299c">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]I usually just toss it with some butter or olive oil and then sprinkle it with some good parmesan cheese. So simple and so yummy!
    Posted by allusive007[/QUOTE]
    Yep, that's what I do too.
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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    Haha, chicken boobs!

    Mmm, both ideas sound delicious!! I'm drooling already!! Thanks for the tips, ladies!
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:35a6d49f-b9d2-4f8a-8dad-153f36d1299c">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]I usually just toss it with some butter or olive oil and then sprinkle it with some good parmesan cheese. So simple and so yummy!
    Posted by allusive007[/QUOTE]

    <div>This, but I add roasted garlic (cooked in oven at same time as squash)... so freaking yummy! </div>



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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:b9b94e4c-f7a5-4a55-bb0c-c2dc87f8b00c">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Spaghetti Squash : This, but I add roasted garlic (cooked in oven at same time as squash)... so freaking yummy! 
    Posted by lennonkdc[/QUOTE]

    ok - totally stealing this idea in the future.  Maybe I could get BF to like it if it was dripping in garlic!
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    edited December 2011
    I've never made spaghettie squash so I'm not help there but what about these for pork chops:

    double crunch honey pork chops (I haven't made these yet but they look so good!)

    apple sage stuffed pork chops with cider pan sauce

    pork chops with pomegranate pan sauce and garlicky green beans

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    QuiltingNurseQuiltingNurse member
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    edited December 2011
    I've never tried making it but I have friends who make spaghetti squash lasagna or other 'pasta' type dishes. I googled and found one on skinny taste that looks good! Click! 

    I usually just add a bit of oil and throw it in the oven until you can poke through it with a fork.. boring I know, but I love it and BF hates all forms of squash so I don't do anything fancy for just me. 

    I like pork chops with apples. http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/pork-recipes/old-school-pork-chops-with-apples-sa I probably wouldn't do it like he shows, but same basic ingredients, and I love my slow cooker so I would throw it all in there for the day instead. 
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    lennonkdclennonkdc member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:cdf12fb2-58e8-4e09-be08-a93506da26cc">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Spaghetti Squash : ok - totally stealing this idea in the future.  <strong>Maybe I could get BF to like it if it was dripping in garlic!</strong>
    Posted by allusive007[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>how could he not? Everthing is better when its dripping with garlic...</div>



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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think I've ever had spaghetti squash before.  How is that possible?

    Is it delicious?  Does it taste like other kinds of squash?
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    Stina51286Stina51286 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:68468622-5ae4-4ff3-9ccb-ec52ad71a5a4">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]I don't think I've ever had spaghetti squash before.  How is that possible? Is it delicious?  Does it taste like other kinds of squash?
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    No its freaking good! I hate other squashes. Its simple to make too. I just cut them in half, scrape out the seeds, put the halves upside down in a cake pan, put about an inch of water in it, oven on 400 for about 45 mins depending on the size. Once its cooked you fork it out into strings almost like spaghetti

     

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    edited December 2011
    http://bevcooks.com/2011/10/southwestern-stuffed-spaghetti-squash/
    I made a variation on this recipe a few weeks ago, click on the blog in my signature to see how I adjusted it the recipe, it was very yummy.

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    elanniselannis member
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    edited December 2011
    You guys always have such good suggestions. I'm gonna have to go get some more spaghetti squash. It was great!

    Danser: That recipe looks delicious!
    -Ely

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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_spaghetti-squash?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:c5672efc-eff8-49e7-a134-d0374044ef48Post:08fe5fd5-acb4-413a-9200-7ed021dca31a">Re: Spaghetti Squash</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Spaghetti Squash : how could he not? Everthing is better when its dripping with garlic...
    Posted by lennonkdc[/QUOTE]

    TRUTH!  I am glad that both BF and I love garlic! :)
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