Spaghetti Squash in a Crock pot

If you are anything like me you find cutting into a squash difficult and hope to not get a good cut in the process. This fall my sister Rhoda gave me the wonderful suggestion of baking a spaghetti squash whole in a crock pot. All you have to do is poke a knife into several places as you would a baking potato and place it into your crock pot. Turn it onto high and let it cook for 2-4 hours depending on the size. The one pictured took 2 1/2 hours. 

To test if it's done insert a knife. It will slide in very easily when cooked.
It's very hot so you will have to be careful and lift it out with 2 pot holders as it's also a wee bit soft. Place on cutting board.


Using a long sharp knife you will now we able to easily cut the squash in half.

While it's still hot scoop out all the seeds and pulp and discard.

Take a fork and pull the spaghetti like strands away from skin. You can leave it in the shell to serve or scoop into a bowl. Eat plain, or with a wee bit of butter, salt and pepper, or here is a very tasty way to add some great flavour to spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is also a great alternative to pasta, just top it with your favourite sauce and serve. 

6 comments:

  1. Thank you for this great tip! I, too, find it almost impossible to cut squash without causing myself great harm. Although I was never a fan of squash I thought I would try it again. I found your baked spaghetti squash recipe -- so easy and so delicious. It is now one of my favourite things to eat!! jo

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  2. My friend Alice Marie serves spaghetti squash with meatballs, tomato sauce & cheese; I like mine with any meat sauce, even taco meat, salsa & 'fixens'.

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  3. How smart! It never occurred to me to do this.

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  4. I wonder if I can do this with butternut or hubbard or acorn squash.....I love squashes of all kinds but these three are a challenge.

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  5. What an amazing idea. I have one in the fridge. I'm going to do it. BIG THANK YOU!!!

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  6. I works! Did add a little water (1/2 cup) to get it steaming.

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