How to Make: Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash has been used by dieters for many years to cut calories and carbs in their favorite home-cooked dishes. It's not the best noodle substitute, but it requires little prep (and no removal of fishy odors). Spaghetti squashes are usually easier to find than other noodle replacements. Don't try to use one in your Aunt's noodle kugel recipe, but for most everything else, it's a good (not great) substitution. When cooked, spaghetti squash separates into long, fibrous strands, similar to noodles. It doesn't have too much taste on its own.
Pick a yellow squash with a hard shell. Poke holes in the shell with a paring knife or a fork. You can then make your squash three ways:
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