One of my favorite healthy, family-friendly recipes is spaghetti squash. Tons of veggies packed in a bowl of major yum! AKA, an easy way to get your kids to eat more vegetables. And bonus… It’s so easy to make. Here’s how…
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees.
2. The hardest part of this entire process is simply cutting the spaghetti squash. There are different ways to do it, but I prefer to simply cut in lengthwise into two pieces. Then scoop out the seeds like you would clean out a pumpkin at Halloween.
3. Place both pieces skin side down on a foil-lined baking sheet. Drizzle with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and add a bit of salt and pepper. Then flip over on the baking sheet so the skin is up. They are now ready to go in the oven.
4. Bake for 30-40 minutes, depending on the size of your spaghetti squash.
5. When the time is up, be careful… It is hot! You’ll know it’s ready if you squeeze the back and it’s slightly soft.
6. Once it cools a bit, you can scoop out the yummy inside. It resembles spaghetti, hence the name.
Where you go from here is up to you. I like to top it with marinara sauce packed with lots of veggies. I typically add broccoli, onions, mushrooms and red bell peppers (and a bit of garlic). So much veggie goodness.
You can also keep it simple with some butter and parmesan. My kids would literally live off of pasta with butter if they could. Or get extra tasty with some pesto and cherry tomatoes. Any way you top it, spaghetti squash is yummy, easy and a hit with kids. You don’t even have to tell them that it’s not really spaghetti!