Looking for an easy way to load up on more good-for-you veggies?
Looking for an easy way to load up on more good-for-you veggies? Try spaghetti squash. It’s easy to cook and delicious as a stand-alone side — or as a replacement for pasta or pizza crust!
Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese
With its spaghetti-like strands, this squash can sub in for a classic, comforting side that’s traditionally made with pasta. Best of all, it’s remarkably simple: Use a fork to scrape roasted spaghetti squash flesh into strings, then toss with Parmesan and butter. (Pictured above)
Katie’s 5-star recipe proves spaghetti squash is made for the twice-baked treatment (it’s not just for potatoes!). The squash gets roasted, blanketed in a creamy sauce with chicken and broccoli, and topped with cheese before taking a turn under the broiler for a golden brown crust.
This might be the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash — pierce a whole squash all over with a fork, then cook it in a pressure cooker until perfectly tender. It cooks in a fraction of the time it would take in the oven, and there’s no need to struggle with cutting the sturdy squash beforehand.
The secret to this quick-cooking spaghetti squash is the microwave: Spaghetti squash cooks in under 20 minutes when you zap it; toss the pastalike strands with an Indian-inspired sauce for an easy weeknight side.