Step 1- Get a spaghetti squash. They're in season and they are literally called spaghetti squashes.
Step 2- Cut the thing in half. It (looked) hard so be careful with that big knife.
Step 3- Scrape out the seeds like a pumpkin.
Step 4- Wrap each half in plastic wrap.
Stick it in the microwave for 10-13 minutes (per Alton Brown) so it gets super soft.
Step 5- Rake out the squash "noo-noos" with a fork.
This is what we got out of 1 squash. We made two with plenty of leftovers.Alton Brown also said you can mix it up with herbs, parmesan, butter, salt/pepper but we just left it plain with some spaghetti sauce.
And guess what?
I think I liked it.
The texture is different than noodles but it definitely worked in place of them for the spaghetti. I would definitely do it again for an it's-actually-not-bad-healthy-swap.
And even more amazing? My 4 year old nephew Orrin ate some and when we told him they were squash noodles he said it was because after you eat it you get strong and squash everything. YES. As long as you eat it, YES. Until he mashed his grapes with his fist.