Baked spaghetti squash

Grow your own spaghetti

If you have the space, squash is a great vegetable to grow.

Squash plants don’t require too much attention as they grow other than feeding and watering. Also, because squash plants sprawl over the ground as they grow, they help to keep the weeds down which is ideal if you struggle for time during those summer months. Squash can also be grown vertically if you have a strong support like an archway.

Spaghetti squash is a unique type of squash that has been popular in the US for years and is gaining in popularity here in the UK. The squash is baked in the oven and when the flesh is scraped out with a fork and looks just like spaghetti! It has a mildly sweet flavour which makes it really versatile in the kitchen.

It is super easy to prepare – here is how to do it.

1. Preheat your oven to 180°c
2. Cut the squash in half, lengthways
3. Scrape out the seeds with a spoon (We like to roast the seeds too – they make a delicious snack)
4. Drizzle a little olive oil over the insides of the squash and lightly season with salt and pepper
5. Place the squash skin side up on a baking tray 
6. Roast for 30-40 minutes
7. Use a fork to scrape the ‘spaghetti’ strands

There are so many different ways to enjoy spaghetti squash from side dishes to mains. Riverford Organic Farmers have this gorgeous recipe suggestion for Pesto Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

If you want to try growing this special squash then grab yourself some seeds here and let’s get growing!

Happy Sowing!