Spaghetti Squash was one of those mysterious weird vegetables when I was a kid. It was something that my mother would exclaim in delight over when she found it on a menu. Really? I always Couldn’t understand her excitement over a squash. In the late 80’s I think the only way spaghetti squash was served was covered in tomato sauce. There are many more recipes these days for this tasty vegetable. Now I do understand her delight. I actually might be even more of a fan. That’s why I keep making this simple spaghetti squash recipe!
One easy way to make spaghetti squash is to make it with parsley and garlic. It’s almost a simple plain pasta way of cooking it. But remember like other winter squashes spaghetti squash needs to be roasted before being used. Sometimes if I have the oven on for other reasons I’ll throw in a spaghetti squash to roast just so I can use it later in the week. I love eating this simple spaghetti squash with roasted meat. It’s quite the flexible side dish. I think you could serve it with just about any meat. You could also change up the spices or add in some dried fruit and nuts to make it a totally different dish. I like to keep it pretty straight forward with parsley and garlic. The garlic nicely accents this and the parsley gives it a fresh vegetal flavor. I can’t resist sprinkling a bit of parmesan cheese on the squash as well. The nutty saltiness of the cheese combined with the garlic and parmesan really makes this side dish.