Have you had a pasta overload?
I know. Silly question.
You can never have too much pasta!
But every once in a while, you can have a feeling that maybe you should lay off the bread and the spaghetti and the french fries for a day or so.
It may have something to do with the Halloween parties you went to this weekend. And the french fries and the snacks and the drunk pizza that happened before during and after said party.
But hey. Who am I to judge?
All I’m saying is, I get it. Sometimes you just need to give your stomach a break and give it something light and healthy.
But that doesn’t mean your stuck with a cold bowl of lettuce and tomatoes. No, sir. It’s too cold for that.
You need something warm and comforting and healthy.
And that, my friends, is where spaghetti squash comes in.
It’s a squash that when cooked shreds apart like spaghetti. So you feel like you’re getting the comforting bowl of spaghetti, but really you’re getting a bowl packed with the vitamins and nutrients your body needs after the boozy weekend.
It’s ridiculously easy to make.
This is a spaghetti squash.
One of those bad boys is enough to serve two people.
So here’s how you make it. Even in your hungover state, you got this. I promise.
Preheat the oven to 425.
Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds. Place on a foil lined cookie sheet.
Drizzle the squash with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
Flip the squash over so it’s cut side down and pop it in the oven for about 30-40 minutes. The squash is done when you can easily pierce the skin with a fork.
Remove from the oven, flip the squash halves over and let them cool slightly.
Take a fork and start scarping at the squash flesh. It will come away in strands like spaghetti. Hence, spaghetti squash.
Scoop out the flesh from each half into a bowl.
You can top it with parmesan cheese and it would be delicious, or, if in your hungover state you can handle one more step, you can make a quick marinara sauce to top it with.
While the squash cools, before you spaghettify it, sautee a chopped small white onion and two cloves of chopped garlic in olive oil.
Add a can of diced tomatoes and season with lots of black pepper.
While the sauce simmers, spaghettify the squash and scoop into bowls. Top with the sauce.
Drink lots of water. Tell yourself you will never do that again.
Repeat next weekend.