Bailie’s Spaghetti Squash with Pine Nuts And Parmesan

Hi everyone. I want to tell you about one of my proudest cooking moments. Yesterday, my niece Bailie who used to live with us, sent me an excited message on facebook. She wanted to tell me about an excellent recipe she had just made from Spaghetti Squash that turned out great. Watching Bailie as a healthy eating 21 year old warms my heart. I like to think that some of our homemade cooking/meals rubbed off on her :-).

Here is the recipe and we hope you like it. As you will see below in the video, we did not have much success with the kids but we will persevere! It was DELICIOUS!!!! Thank you, Bailie!
P.S. Here is a video which shows how to do it-it’s not me!
Bailie’s Spaghetti Squash With Pine Nuts And Parmesan:

2 cups shredded spaghetti squash
approx. 2 tsp olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
sprinkle salt
few grinds black pepper
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper
2 TBS grated parmesan cheese
2 TBS toasted pine nuts

Slice the squash in 1/2 the long way and scrape out the strands of spaghetti with a fork. This will be a bicep workout but try to keep scraping until you get close to the shell. Set aside.

In a large skillet over low-med. heat, add oil. When the oil gets hot, add the minced garlic. Sautee it up and before it turns brown, add 2 cups of the spaghetti squash and sautee for a few minutes.

When squash is heated through, add black pepper,salt and stir.

Remove from skillet and top with crushed red pepper, toasted pine nuts and parmesan. Yum!


6 Responses

  1. Recipe sound delish but I wil be substituting for cubed butternut of dumpling; t'aint the texure I'm lookin for babe but all the components fit otherwise.

  2. I remember making this as a kid at a friend's house. The squash was steamed after it was cut in half length-wise, which made it much easier to scrape. The strands were long and spaghetti-like since they were not broken. Try that next time if you don't want the bicep workout.

  3. Thank you, anonymous! I was actually told by Bailie to steam or microwave it but I didn't because I was in a rush. I will do so next time to get those longer strands AND not work out my biceps (don't want to get TOO buff now, right? :-))

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