spaghetti squash with marinara sauce

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Ellen Bales
from Indianapolis, IN

Finally got up my nerve to make this and it was a breeze, and also a lot of fun! I tried to fool my son but he wasn't fooled. He actually liked it and went back for seconds. Even the baby liked it! I think we've got a winner!

serves 4
prep time 10 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For spaghetti squash with marinara sauce

  • 1 md
    spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 to 1 c
    water
  • marinara sauce of your choice
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How To Make spaghetti squash with marinara sauce

  • 1
    Wash and dry spaghetti squash. Cut off the bottom stem and discard. Cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and filaments completely and discard.
  • 2
    Place the squash facedown in a 9x13-inch baking pan. Add enough water to the pan to halfway cover the squash.
  • 3
    Cover with foil and bake in a preheated 375-degree oven for 35 minutes. Stick squash with a knife to test for doneness. If the knife meets no resistance, the squash is done.
  • 4
    Allow to cool somewhat until you can handle it. With a fork, gently pull the flesh from the squash into a large bowl, using a downward motion. It will come off in long strands that resemble spaghetti.
  • 5
    Keep warm while you make your favorite marinara sauce. You may use ready-made sauce if you prefer, or make your own.
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