For North West Press reader Patricia Tierney, who is still looking for creative ways to cook this, and acorn squash. Spaghetti squash is called that because the cooked pulp looks just like skinny spaghetti. My granddaughter Eva loves this squash and we plant it every year in our garden!
How to cook spaghetti squash
Preheat oven to 350.
Split squash in half lengthwise, and remove seeds. (Save those for planting).
Lay cut side down on baking pan which has been lined with parchment paper or foil sprayed with cooking spray. (No need to spray the parchment). I like to add a little water around the squash to keep them from burning on the bottom.
Bake 35-40 minutes, or until knife pierces skin easily. Let cool a bit, scoop out pulp with a fork, separating into spaghetti-like consistency.
Serve with your favorite pasta sauce and Parmesan.