Spaghetti Squash

This squash gets its name because once it's cooked, you scoop out the flesh and it separates into spaghetti-like strands. You can use it as a substitute for pasta if you like, tossing it with olive oil and herbs or using spaghetti squash as the "noodles" in this fragrant soup. Its mild, slightly sweet flavor makes it a great base for any recipe, including everything from a curried crostini appetizer to a flavorful salad. Whether this is your first time preparing spaghetti squash or you need some new recipe ideas, F&W's guide has all the info you need.

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Pickled Garlicky Spaghetti Squash
Strands of mild, lightly savory baked spaghetti squash get the quick-pickle treatment in a punchy brine packed with thyme, rosemary, garlic, and chile. The squash keeps its pleasant bite, resulting in a slaw-like crunch perfect for a cheeseboard or a roast pork sandwich. For the longest strands, cut the squash into rings and pull them apart by gently picking at the strands rather than scraping.
Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns
Once the squash has been roasted and drained, these diner-style spaghetti squash hash browns come together in a snap. Spaghetti squash, even well drained, can release a lot of liquid, so make sure your pan is really hot. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Squash Recipes 
Slow-Cooker Spaghetti Squash
Of all the ways to cook a spaghetti squash, the slow cooker is easily the most hands-off method. Instead of halving the squash, you just prick it all over. Once the squash are cooked, carefully drain them in a colander set in the sink. The liquid inside the squash will be hot! Serve the squash as is, with plenty of butter, salt and freshly ground pepper or use in your favorite recipe. Slideshow: More Squash Recipes 
Spaghetti Squash Boats
In this lighter take on a casserole-like dish, each small spaghetti squash makes an edible vessel for two. The squash flesh—studded with Italian sausage, a fresh bite of kale and garlicky breadcrumbs—is mounded in its shell. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Squash Recipes 
Spaghetti Squash with Chicken
Similar to a Hungarian goulash rich with onion, mushrooms and paprika, spaghetti squash has a noodle-like effect in the braise. You can serve this with crusty bread or buttered egg noodles alongside to soak up the sauce. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Squash Recipes 
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
Roasted spaghetti squash provides a hearty, vitamin-rich foundation for this bright, crunchy pad Thai. The squash is slightly softer than the traditional rice noodles, but the finished dish is undeniably delicious. Slideshow: More Spaghetti Squash Recipes 
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Squash Noodles
Turn your favorite squash into easy, delicious gluten-free noodles--top them with your favorite pasta sauce, like marinara or pesto. Whether you prefer spaghetti squash or zucchini, these no-fail recipes are perfect any time of year.
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If you're looking to take carbs off of the plate, swap your regular spaghetti for some spaghetti squash. You can use this versatile ingredient in soups, salads and even to top toast.