What Is Spaghetti Squash?


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Spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash that resembles strands of spaghetti when cooked. The oblong, yellow squash is generally eight to 14 inches in length and weighs between two to four pounds.

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Spaghetti squash is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat and cholesterol and is a good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. It can be added to soups and stews, and is often topped with tomato sauce as a substitute for pasta. Prior to cooking, a spaghetti squash should be halved or quartered, and the seeds and pulp removed. The spaghetti squash can be baked, microwaved, boiled or prepared in a slow cooker.

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