First I had to bake the squash. 350 degrees for about an hour. I poked it with a fork a bunch of times, set it on a baking sheet, and let it go. Then, an hour later, I sliced it in half and scooped out the seeds. They look like pumpkin seeds but you have to be a little more delicate than when you carve a pumpkin since the squash part is so stringy.
Then I took a fork and scooped out the squash, it really does come out in tiny little strings that look so much like spaghetti. We had it with a jar of tomato basil pasta sauce. Tell me that doesn't look so much like traditional spaghetti!? So cute! I love re-purposing food to look like other food.
It's a little crunchier than pasta, but really I loved it! It was about as bland/flavorful as plain spaghetti with maybe a nuttier flavor. We talked about whether you could trick someone into thinking it was pasta, and I doubt it but I bet they would like it.
We even had garlic bread since there wasn't so many grains in the "pasta." Chris was excited about garlic bread. Here is a link to my calorie approximations.
Happy Mid-Week Dinners!!