Spaghetti Squash


The Spaghetti Squash is an oblong seed-bearing variety of winter squash. Pulling a fork through the cooked flesh of the squash will separate it into long spaghetti-like strands.

The Spaghetti squash can be kept at room temperature for a month. they can be baked, boiled, microwaved or put in a crock pot.

Spaghetti Squash is an excellent source of folic acid, potassium, and vitamin A


Other names: Calabash, squash
Translations: Spageti Skvošs, Σπαγγέτι Squash, Spageti Skvošas, السباغيتي الاسكواش, Špagety Squash, Spagetti Squash, Courge spaghetti, Spaghete Squash, 스파게티 스쿼시, Špagety Squash, ספגטי סקווש, Шпагети сквош, スパゲッティスカッシュ, स्पैगेट्टी स्क्वैश, Espagueti de calamar, Спагетті Сквош, 意大利面条壁球, Špageti Squash, Спагетти Сквош, Espagueti de calamar, Спагети скуош

Physical Description

Spaghetti squash is an oblong yellow squash with a lighter yellow interior flesh. It can range in size from 6'' to the size of a football.

Colors: Dark yellow exterior with a lighter yellow flesh

Tasting Notes

Flavors: sweet and bland
Mouthfeel: Slightly grainy, Earthy, Linear
Food complements: Pasta sauce, Pesto, Garlic, Parmesan, Salt
Wine complements: White wine, Red wine
Beverage complements: Beer, Lemonade, Tea, Sparkling water
Substitutes: Pasta, Butternut squash, Crookneck squash, Zucchini

Selecting and Buying

Seasonality: january, february, march, july, august, september, opctober, november
Peak: august, september, opctober, november
Choosing: Look for a firm and bright colored squash.
Buying: Available at most grocers and late season farmer's markets

Preparation and Use

Slice in half and roast in the shell or cook whole.

Cleaning: Rinse the exterior to remove dirt before cooking.

Conserving and Storing

Store in a cool dark place.



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