Cooked spaghetti squash does freeze well. After cooking the squash, cut it in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and use a fork to rake through the pulp to separate it into spaghetti-like strands. To keep spaghetti squash leftovers for later use, place it in a plastic container or resealable freezer bag, sealing the container and placing it into the freezer.Continue Reading
There are many different ways to cook squash, such as baking, steaming, in a slow cooker, boiling or using a microwave. Each method will require different cooking times. For example, if baking spaghetti squash, it can take about an hour to cook the squash at a temperature of 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
When buying squash, it is a good idea to make sure it is firm and has a weight of about four pounds. This yields about 5 cups of spaghetti squash.Learn more about Freezing Food
To freeze zucchini, wash, slice, blanch and cool it before putting the squash into a freezer bag and freezing it. You need a knife, a cutting board, a large pot, a large bowl and freezer bags.Full Answer >
Butternut and all other winter squash varieties, such as acorn, pumpkin and spaghetti, can be frozen for up one year at 0 F before quality starts to diminish. Butternut squash can be cubed or mashed before freezing to accommodate different recipes.Full Answer >
Some cooks choose microwaving because it is much faster than roasting or boiling spaghetti squash. A whole spaghetti squash takes only about 10 to 12 minutes plus five minutes to rest when cooked in the microwave compared to one hour in the oven or 30 minutes to boil.Full Answer >
Spaghetti squash is most often roasted in the oven before it is used in a recipe. The squash is roasted in an oven heated to 375 degrees Fahrenheit for 60 to 80 minutes until it is tender.Full Answer >