Hello, dear cook friends! Today we have a pleasant surprise for you and her name is Spaghetti Squash? Have you never heard of it? That's not surprising, because this pumpkin variety is not very popular in Germany. Nevertheless, one can see more and more spaghetti squashes at the vegetable stall in the big supermarkets in autumn. They are characterized by their oval, slightly elongated shape and have a rich yellow shell. These strange pumpkins weigh about 1.5 to 2 kg. Outwardly you can confuse this vegetable with honeydew melon. But actually the surprise is hidden inside. Wait, we'll come right to it soon.
Would not you like this spaghetti squash stuffed with fresh vegetables and chicken meat?
- Where does the spaghetti squash come from?
The spaghetti squash has gained in popularity in recent years, especially because of its healthy ingredients and the delicious taste of the preparation. Logically, one wonders where this vegetable variety comes from. Actually, you know that there are about 800 different pumpkin varieties worldwide and the spaghetti squash is just one of them. The name is completely irritating, because nobody knows exactly, is this about Italian spaghetti or pumpkin? In short, both. After cooking or baking in the oven, the pulp disintegrates into thin strips and looks like spaghetti. The spaghetti squash originally came from China, where a seed merchant discovered it and in 1930 bred it for the first time. In the early 70s, this autumn vegetable became popular in the US and has been popular since then.
Spaghetti squashes have a really good taste and an important plus - they can be prepared quickly and versatile. What you can do with it, we'll show right away!
As a main course or side dish? Both possible!
- How to make spaghetti squash
First of all, we want to say that we do not aim to offer you different recipes on our website. Anyone could find them on other online portals. We just want to draw your attention to the versatility of preparing this fruit vegetable. Basically, one must first divide the pumpkin, remove the cores and put the two halves on a baking sheet. It's best left to bake in the oven (although it's also in the microwave!) At 180 degrees C for about 30-40 minutes. Then the pulp can be easily detached and formed into perfect "spaghetti".
The spaghetti squash casserole is a tasty dish.
Now you have to give free rein to your creativity in the kitchen and conjure up great food. For example, you can fill the oven-baked pumpkin halves with pieces of meat, bacon or other root vegetables and bake them again in the oven. With an egg on it, the spaghetti squash also tastes delicious. A good recipe for stuffed spaghetti squash you will find here ,
Stuffed spaghetti squash always tastes good!
As mentioned above, the pulp is easy to divide. This can be one Casserole with or without Parmesan cheese. Seasoned with spices, it also tastes great as an accompaniment to lemon chicken or steak. But there are also good ones vegetarian recipes with spaghetti squash for those who prefer to eat without meat. You have a long list of preparation options, you just have to pick one and roll up your sleeves!
Further cooking ideas await you in the following picture gallery! The Trendomat editorial board wishes you good appetite and stays healthy!
Vegetarian recipe - casserole with spaghetti squash, broccoli and cheese baked ....
... or with garlic and parmesan cheese, complacent?
here filled with spinach and cheese.
Spaghetti squash pesto garnished with roasted tomatoes.
Deliciously garnished with shrimp and lemon slices!
The same, but from the casserole! Good Appetite!