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Nutritional Info
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 338.2
  • Total Fat: 30.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 81.8 mg
  • Sodium: 482.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 6.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 11.1 g

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Spaghetti Squash


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Introduction

Eat this recipe and you値l forget all about "regular" pasta! Use this recipe sparingly, for special occasions, because there is a fair amount of saturated fat. Eat this recipe and you値l forget all about "regular" pasta! Use this recipe sparingly, for special occasions, because there is a fair amount of saturated fat.

Ingredients

    • 1 small spaghetti squash
    • 1 stick of butter
    • 1 cup grated myzithra (or parmesan) cheese

Directions

1. Poke holes in squash with a paring knife all over. Microwave on high 5 10 minutes until the squash is soft.



2. Melt butter in a sauce pan over medium heat until slightly browned and fragrant.



3. Cut the squash in half, lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds. Scrape the squash with a fork to get "spaghetti" strands.



4. Divide the squash among 4 plates. Top squash with 1/4 of the cheese and pour over 1/4 of the butter.



Serves 4.





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  • Incredible!
    13 of 15 people found this review helpful
    I can't believe the SP "Family" would judge. I was reading this recipe and instantly knew it was too much fat for me. But the calories and carbs are ideal. So just change it. No need to criticize!!! Oh yeah and the reason for the butter over the margerine..... butter is healthier. Moderation!!!!!! - 8/31/10

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  • 9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    I made this but used spray butter instead, was really good and no fat. - 8/31/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    sounds like a great low carb alternative to spaghetti. I agree with others. Just alter it to fit. As a "low carb eater", I rarely complain when a diet is high is carbs. I just alter it, you know. - 8/31/10

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  • 7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I do similar, but use butter spray and a sprinkling of cheese; then seasoning. It is good. My favorite is spagetti squash with homemade no sugar meat sauce.
    I LOVE SPAGETTI SQUASH!! - 8/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    From the "Rate this recipe" blurb: " Not all recipes on the site have to be completely healthy since moderation is one key to a healthy lifestyle." As other commenters have said: Adjust as needed. Love Spagetti squash made this way, it's a great side dish, I add italian seasoning, too. - 8/31/10

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  • 5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    This was a great alternative to spaghetti, I did eliminate the butter and use spaghetti sauce and a little cheese. - 8/31/10

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  • Very Good
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    THIS IS JUST A RECIPE SUBMITTED. EVERYONE CAN CHANGE IT TO THEIR NEEDS. I LOVE SPAGHETTI SQUASH AND I LOVE IT, BUT DONT USE AS MUCH BUTTER. - 8/31/10

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  • 5 of 13 people found this review helpful
    I will not try this because it has too much fat. I agree with the other poster, how did this get on Spark? Why not just eliminate the butter and cheese and top your squash with your sauce? - 8/31/10

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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    For the first time in over 30 years my MINDSET has changed because of SP! I'm NOT dieting! I'm living this way for the rest of my days on earth. If I have an indulgence [this recipe sounds YUMMY] once in a blue moon, then so be it. And what about a 1/2 serving or 1/4 serving. Thanks for sharing - 10/31/10

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  • O.K.
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    i have been eating spaghetti squash for some time now,. i cut it in half, take out the seeds turn it upside down on a plate with just a smidgeon of water, cook 5 min. i turn it over scrape it into spaghetti strands, put 1 tbs. of butter on it and it is delecious!! oh, and salt and pepper... - 9/1/10

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  • Incredible!
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Spaghetti squash is a staple in our house. I make it often and use tomato sauce or fresh tomatoes from the garden, and a little parmesan cheese. Healthy and low cal
    - 8/31/10

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  • 3 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I'm actually more horrified about using the microwave than the butter. There's a place for everything in a balanced diet, which includes an occasional indulgnce. This would be great as a side at Thanksgiving too. - 8/31/10

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  • 3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    This sounds very good, but I would use a light sauce (like marinara) instead of the butter and cheese. - 8/31/10

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  • 3 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I might have tried it pre-spark but now now. My artries just closed up thinking about all that butter and the cheese.

    I vote for a nice marinara sauce. - 8/31/10

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  • 2 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Too much fat, butter, cooked in a microwave! Please! Live and let live. I don't use artificial sweeteners, non-fat sour cream, and the like, but I'll defend the right of everyone else to do so. Eat, adapt or ignore a recipe, but let's not be the Spark kitchen police. - 10/31/10

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I love spaghetti squash but no need for butter-you can use spray butter, I even like it with cinnamon! - 10/31/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    A healthier version I always make is the spaghetti squash mixed with a good pinch of garlic powder, black pepper, some parmesan cheese, bound together with a bit of EVOO... - 10/31/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    good grief, a recipe is a guideline. If you do no like the fat content, butter or whatever: change it. To be rude and condemn a recipe is outrageous. The basic recipe/concept is a great way to cook the squash. - 10/31/10

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just bake the spaghetti squash and top it with spaghetti sauce --- no butter - no cheese. I add browned hamburger for a meal. Its healthy and delicious! - 8/31/10

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  • Bad
    2 of 15 people found this review helpful
    How in the world did this recipe get on Spark? A whole stick of butter and a cup of cheese? Don't get me wrong, sounds delicious. But healthy?!?!?!?! - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love, Love spaghetti squash. I make it with the sauce,meat and cheese. I will try this, with a less butter. - 10/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    when i was a child, my mom put "burnt" butter on EVERYTHING!..i love it, but don't want/need the extra fat & calories..i use: 2 tbl butter, brown it, add 1 tbl olive oil, minced garlic to taste and a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes..adds interest & cuts the "bad" fat.. - 10/31/10

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is SOOOOO good!! And it's also great with spaghetti sauce - get whatever flavors you like or can afford to eat (so far as calories or dietary restrictions). I love the vegetarian sphagetti sauces - no meats - goes great with spaghetti squash! - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 14 people found this review helpful
    The reason I "judge" it that some people who are new to SP may think that if SparkTeam posts a recipe like this than it must be fine. I LOVE SP, but come on, SparkTeam! Why would you post this with SO much fat? TWO tbsp. of butter per serving is NOT even moderation. How about 1 tsp per serv? - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    I do have to agree with other's that this is NOT a SP type of recipe. While we all know we can alter it, that's not the point. SP, in my estimation, helps us do that. This does not do that. Personally, I fix this squash often and use a red sauce and a little parmesan cheese. Healthy and low cal - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 10 people found this review helpful
    No way! Disappointed that this is on SparkPeople. - 8/31/10

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  • 1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this has to be a mistake a whole stick of butter and cheese. I love the others suggestions to make it healthier thanks - 8/31/10

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  • O.K.
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Spaghetti squash is a staple in our household, either with a red tomato sauce (with or without meat) or simply with Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top. Making a sauce with butter (why not margarine???) and cheese -- there are other options. ANY white bechamel sauce, shredded mozzarella, etc. - 8/31/10

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  • How simple and straightforward for a beginner like me! - 2/23/14

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  • This recipe is exactly how Mom served the spaghetti squash she grew in her garden when I was a kid/teen. Nowadays, while I cook the squash the same way, it's just as good with ICBINB spray - just skip all the butter! In fact, there's a freshly baked squash cooling on the stove as I type... ENJOY! - 1/11/11

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  • I like spaghtti squash with tomato sauce, but this sounds salty to me. - 12/13/10

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  • I use a jar of no salt added organic spaghetti sauce to which I've added cut up organic veggies (onion, garlic, red pepper). Healthy & low fat. - 11/1/10

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  • Sounds yummmmy! I am writing it down now. - 11/1/10

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  • I love Spaghetti so much that we grow it in our garden so I can have it all winter...In place of butter I use ICBINB spray. I put all my squashes in the micrwave
    - 10/31/10

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  • my two cents .. are . I use olive oil . a touch of salt and then eat . love it . do not use cheese at all . - 10/31/10

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  • Why not use this spag. squash with your favorite, low cal Spag sauce , marinara and a bit of parmesan cheese? i've been doing that for years. - 10/31/10

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  • We cook Spagetti Squash all the time--just put margarine on it and saLT AND PEPPER AND IT TASTES REALLY GOOD AND IS LOW IN CAlories- - 10/31/10

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  • I LOVE spaghetti squash & have this @ least twice a week. Pierce & microwave just to soft so I don't lose a finger cutting in half. Finish with the oven steam method, and serve with my new favorite ~~ butter flavored EVOO!! And a little salt& pepper. Yummy!! - 10/31/10

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  • I baked the seeds like pumpkin seeds and they tasted like peanut butter - 10/31/10

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  • for years i have been eating this squash, but i used to bake it 35 min at 350 scrape out the insides and layer it back into the half shells alternating with sause and lots of cheese. back into oven for 35 min more. No more I must stop this. sounds very healthy and just as tasty the way you have it. - 10/31/10

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  • I always poke a hole in squash and microwave them. Works great and is so easy to cut in half and scoop out the seeds. I have a few spaghetti squash left from my garden so this recipe sounds like it might be good lightened up a bit with less butter and cheese. - 10/31/10

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  • I simply adjusted the recipe to use a little EVOO and a less cheese and some salt and pepper and it was yummy. I can't believe the comments on here, the negativity is unreal. Come on people, just adjust..the..recipe. Furthermore, if it's not your preference, just move on to something else that is! - 10/31/10

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  • I love spaghetti but this has way to much fat for me...I add the plain to soups and stew, it is a good low cal filler - 10/31/10

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  • Love spagetti squash. I do make my squash a lot of different ways. This is one of them, but, fixed this way it is not the main meal. It is a side dish. - 10/31/10

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  • When I bake spaghetti squash, I drizzle a little olive oil over it. If you are looking for an alternative method, you could use the olive oil instead of butter. - 10/31/10

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  • really good but I use veggie spaghetti sauce - 9/8/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    really don't like squash. - 9/3/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    No way will I make that BUT I will microwave my squash. - 9/2/10

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  • Good
    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I would cut way down on the butter also ... but I can't believe that they would recommend microwaving anything! OMG - 9/2/10

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  • For those who like and can tolerate all that butter it's their choice, I'll omit the butter, My Gallbladder is paining me just thinking about it. With fresh tomato sauce it's great! - 9/1/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    my word, over 30 grams of fat? Who eats like that anymore.
    I can cook my squash without it! - 8/31/10

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  • 0 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This should have been modified before putting it on sparkpeople. People are saying moderation, but how does moderation come into it. This recipe has 30 grams of fat in one serving. A whole stick of butter. So somebody couldn't find a healthier version for a whole stick of butter. Wow!!! - 8/31/10

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  • Have been doing this for years. - 8/31/10

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  • 0 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Try this with smart balance to give it all the flavor of butter but less of the artery clogging fats. But, yes, I agree, this recipe doesn't belong here as a featured SparkRecipe. Why SP would send it out in the email today is beyond me. Marinara sauce would be tasty though. - 8/31/10

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  • There are a lot of diets out there...this one might fit into a no/low carb diet. For me, it would just be too greasy. I might try this with a lot less butter. - 8/31/10

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  • 0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    I agree with the others, how did this make it onto SP, eating like this is what got me into trouble with my weight in the first place!! - 8/31/10

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  • Far too much fat! - 8/31/10

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  • This was too salty. - 3/22/10

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