So very easy to make and so deliciously tasty, Oven Baked Spaghetti Squash might very well become your favorite side dish or pasta replacement!
I remember when I was a kid, I used to totally despise spaghetti squash…
I wasn’t really big on squash period back then, but spaghetti squash, I particularly didn’t care for; I found it to be bland, tasteless, boring and I also wasn’t a fan of its somewhat strange texture. Mostly, though, I think that I disliked it mainly because it was used as a replacement for one of my favorite food items in the whole wide world: pasta!
But now that I’m all grown up, I’ve completely changed my mind about this fascinating vegetable. Not only do I ADORE its very unique, stringy nature, but I’m totally in love with its delicate, slightly nutty and buttery flavor.
Still, I rarely use it as pasta replacement, though. I much prefer to enjoy it as is, in all its glory!
I like to cook my Spaghetti Squash pretty much the same way I do my famous Oven Roasted Butternut Squash: roasted slowly in a hot oven until its flesh caramelizes a little bit and turns a beautiful shade of golden brown. Not only is the method super easy, but it also gives the squash a wonderfully delicious flavor, not to mention strikingly jaw dropping and mouthwatering good looks!
The only real tricky part, if there is one, is in slicing that squash open… but even that, you’ll see, isn’t all that hard at all!