How To Prepare Spaghetti Squash 3 Different Ways

Spaghetti Squash. If you are one of the few people who actually know what a spaghetti squash is, it’s probably safe to say you can only prepare it one way. Squash as spaghetti. Served with … what? Yep, you guessed it, pasta sauce.

Well, prepare to have your minds blown! We recently did a cooking demo at the Detroit Eastern Market where we displayed three different dishes using that oblong yellow vegetable. And, to add more of a wow factor, all three dishes can be created in 30 minutes or less.

With the varying dietary intake that has America divided like the current presidency, we decided to offer one dish as vegan, one as vegetarian, and one as carnivorous.

We’ll get more into that later. For now, let’s describe a spaghetti squash and briefly review its health benefits. If you’re in the majority of the people who haven’t even heard of this vegetable, then you’ll probably asking yourself “what is a spaghetti squash?” Picture this … a winter vegetable with a hard pale yellow exterior with a stringy flesh. Got an image in your head? Ok good, hold on to that for a sec.

Now let’s take a moment to reflect on the nutritional value of the almighty spaghetti squash. First of all, it’s very low in calories. I mean … we’re talking less than a half a gram of fat per cup. It’s also low in carbs, containing only 10 grams per cup. Two things this squash is high in is fiber and water content. All of these qualities bundled together makes the spaghetti squash pretty darn attractive!

  • good for weight loss
  • good for weight management
  • aids in regulating digestion
  • helps to reduce constipation
  • helps to lower cholesterol

Ok, enough of that. Let’s get back to the good stuff … how to take this vegetable nerd and turn it into three different delicious dishes.

The first dish is Spaghetti Squash with Rustic Tomato Sauce. It’s a hearty dish that warms the stomach on a rainy day. Vegan.

Spaghetti Squash with Rustic Tomato Sauce

 

 

The next dish is Spaghetti Squash Casserole. This meal is a flavorful twist on the classic spaghetti and meatballs. Carnivorous.

Spaghetti Squash Casserole

 

The final dish is Fried Quinoa Spaghetti Squash Cakes with a Moroccan dipping sauce. This is an appetizer that will surely impress anyone who takes a bite. Vegetarian.

Fried Quinoa Spaghetti Squash Cakes

Dipping Sauce for Fried Quinoa Spaghetti Squash Cakes

Trust me … you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this vegetable nerd. I do hope you enjoy these recipes. Don’t be afraid to experiment with them. Don’t be afraid to interchange ingredients. Don’t be afraid to make them your own.

Detroit Jam Co.

The Detroit Jam Co is a local Detroit-based company that represents a creative spirit and drive that isn’t found anywhere else. You see, proud Detroiters are resilient, hard-working, and loyal people who will stop at nothing to accomplish their goals. We partnered with DJC because we share that same spirit and drive.

Detroit Jam Co

We have developed 7 recipes that highlight the deliciousness of Detroit Jam Co products. We took 4 jams:

  • Savory Tomato Jam
  • Raspberry Rhubarb Rose
  • Apple Pie
  • Honeyed Apricot Jalapeno

 

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I know what you’re probably thinking … those are interesting names for jams, especially since jams are typically a sweet delight that’s added to toast, bagels, and of course the classic peanut butter and jelly (or jam) sandwich. So the staff cooks and chefs at Culinary Kisses took those jams and made the most fabulous dishes that are as unique as the jam itself.

Click on this link to view the Detroit Jam Co website: http://www.detroitjamco.com/. They offer several of jams that do not disappoint on flavor or fun.

And here are the 7 recipes we developed. We hope you enjoy them!

Tomato Jam Chicken
Apple Crisp Squares

RECIPE: Apple Crisp Squares                            RECIPE: Tomato Jam Chicken

 

Tomato Jam Tacos
Triple R Waffles

 

 

 

 

RECIPE: Tomato Jam Tacos                          RECIPE: Triple R Waffles

 

Warm H.A.J. Kale & Salmon Salad

 

RECIPE: Warm H.A.J. Kale and Salmon Salad

 

 

Mini Vegan Cream Apple Pie Cups

 

Mini Vegan Cream Apple Pie Cups

 

 

 

Raspberry Rhubarb Rose Smoothie Bowl

 

RECIPE: Raspberry Rhubard Rose Smoothie Bowl