A small, watermelon-shaped variety ranges in size from 2 to 5 pounds. It has a golden-yellow, oval rind and a mild, nutlike flavor. When cooked, the flesh separates in strands that resemble spaghetti pasta!
To prepare spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise and remove the seeds, then bake or boil it until tender. For fast preparation, wrap it in plastic wrap and microwave on high for 10 to 12 minutes. Once cooked, use a fork to rake out the "spaghetti-like" stringy flesh, and serve. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and Italian seasoning for a tasty change. Spaghetti Squash is a perfect gluten-free alternative to pasta!
Squash can be successfully stored for up to 6 months. Store in a cool location and wipe the outside with a bleach water mixture to help it last.