Monday, October 25, 2010

Banana Squash POST EDIT: It's SPAGHETTI Squash

This is my Grandma:

She has a garden. A big one.

She gave us lots of apples, tomatoes, and squash recently.

Including this variety...

(Post Edit: It's NOT Banana Squash, it's actually called spaghetti squash. Whooops I was having a blonde moment when I did this blog. Sorry!)

I'd always heard about spaghetti squash, and how you can substitute it for pasta and such. But I had never tried it, and can't say that I was excited to either.

That is, until Will looked online for ways to cook banana squash. He made this amazing concoction, to which I kept begging for more bites of.

Now I've made it twice myself.

Here is how you make it...

Put a quarter inch of water into the bottom of a glass baking pan. Put squash face down. Cover with plastic wrap. Microwave anywhere from 8 - 10 minutes.

When it's finished cooking, start shredding the inside of the squash like so (it will fall apart into shreds by itself):

It will actually look just like pasta.

But taste like pasta it will not.

You will need:

Pesto Sauce and Parmasan.

For a half of a large banana squash, I put in 2 big spoonfuls of Pesto, and sprinkled parm into the mix.

The best part is that it kinda tastes like pesto pasta by the time it's done, and you aren't eating all of the carbs. Banana squash has like 20 calories or something for 2 cups of it.

It also helps if you have a cooking sidekick like this one, who coos and slobbers...

Ah, there's a smile...

The End.


Dan Thomas said...

Did you know that squash is one of Grandma Thomas's favorite foods. She will often bake it in the water but I don't think she has ever made pasta out of it.

Kate said...

Maybe I'll have to try that sometime! Taylor is so cute - I can definitely tell he's Preston's brother! ;)

Roemhildt Family Fun said...

yummy that sounds good. I'll have to try it sometime.

Carolyn said...

Sorry, but I need to make a correction.....that is NOT a banana is a SPAGHETTI squash....that is why it makes such good spaghetti!

A banana squash, is what we made the pumpkin pie out of on Sunday.....the meat is also a lot darker orange.

But your "spaghetti" looked really good!