Not to mention this sucker is HARD to cut. I'm not skilled with knives in the first place, and trying to hack this thing in half is an emergency room trip waiting to happen. You can always ask your husband
i-n-d-e-p-e-n-d-e-n-t do you know what that means!
Enter spaghetti squash in the crock pot. This is much easier and you can do it solo. Plus, after it has simmered for a few hours, you can cut it in half with no problem. I'm talking the knife will slice through it like buttah. No safety violations here!
This is all I do: Fill the ol' crock pot (and I do mean old, this one is a hand-me-down from the in-laws, I keep telling myself that brown color is trendy) about 4-5 inches of water. Place the whole squash in there. Set to low for 3-4 hours. I can tell it's done when I grab it with some sturdy tongs and the skin sort of "deflates" on the sides. I know that sounds weird, but it's totally fine - I just don't know how else to describe it.
Then cut it in half longways and scoop out the seeds. Use a fork to "comb" the spaghetti-like fibers out, and top with your choice of deliciousness! Boom! Spaghettigasm.
Here are some of my favorite ways to eat it:
Skinnytaste Cheesy Spaghetti Squash and Spinach. I simply put some parmesean, reduced fat cheddar, spinach, garlic salt & pepper and a drizzle of olive oil on top and it was amazing! Can't wait to make the real deal soon. Got this idea from my girl Kassie!
Topped with Wu-Tang Beef & Broccoli (no it does not look good, yes it does taste SO GOOD!)
I hope this new spaghetti squash crock pot cookin revelation helps you guys as much as it has helped me! How else do you eat your spaghetti squash? I am always looking for new ideas! And if you are too....you should follow me on instagram! I am @kg_fit_sis and always posting