Kid-Friendly Spaghetti Squash—sweet or savory

Spaghetti squash, while considered a winter squash, is a Weight Watchers Power Food and is zero points on the fantastic, new 360 Degrees Program.

Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese

The long, spaghetti-like strands make it special, and with a bit of imagination and some marinara sauce and parmesan cheese, give you that pasta fix!

I personally prefer to just add some butter or ICBINB spray (see recipe), and parmesan cheese.

Kids love spaghetti squash because they can slurp it like spaghetti!

Aja slurping spaghetti squash

My little one likes hers with a little butter and cinnamon sugar.

My little one likes hers with a little butter and cinnamon sugar.

Orna’s Kid-Friendly Spaghetti Squash

If you’re really trying to re-create the pasta experience, you can add marinara sauce as well, but I prefer the above without adding the tomato flavors.

How do you like your spaghetti squash?

Click here for some interesting facts about spaghetti squash on Wikipedia >>

 

Kid-Friendly Spaghetti Squash
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
20 min
248 calories
2 g
46 g
18 g
20 g
11 g
60 g
945 g
0 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
60g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 248
Calories from Fat 154
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g
27%
Saturated Fat 11g
56%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 46mg
15%
Sodium 945mg
39%
Total Carbohydrates 2g
1%
Dietary Fiber 0g
0%
Sugars 0g
Protein 20g
Vitamin A
11%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
67%
Iron
3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 small spaghetti squash
  2. butter or I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray (for the Weight Watchers)
  3. parmesan cheese or cinnamon sugar (or ground cinnamon and Splenda for the Weight Watchers)
  4. pinch salt
Instructions
  1. Wash and pierce spaghetti squash a few times with a fork or sharp knife. Microwave whole in a casserole dish for 2 - 3 minutes to soften skin.
  2. Cut in half lengthways with a sharp, serrated knife. Remove seeds with a spoon.
  3. Place cut side down in casserole dish; add 1/4 cup water, cover with plastic wrap or lid and microwave 8 - 10 minutes.
  4. Pull out the strands with a fork; add salt, butter and parmesan cheese or cinnamon sugar to taste.
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calories
248
fat
18g
protein
20g
carbs
2g
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Author: Orna

Orna Purkin is the creator of OrnaBakes—where healthy meets yummy. As a former Weight Watchers Leader and Ambassador, her passion is to inspire others with her healthy recipes, favorite food finds, and weight-loss tips — with the odd confession here and there!

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