Saturday, February 23, 2013

Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash

Yumm,  Spaghetti Squash. I admit I don't like using it as a pasta replacement as much as zucchini noodles. But I know so many people do, I love eating it just as is. Some days though I don't want to heat up the oven, or I'm already using the oven for something else. I know you can microwave Spaghetti squash, but this crock pot method is so easy.
You can also put the whole squash in the crock pot without cutting it, just pierce it all over and wash it. Add the water to the crock pot.
Spaghetti Squash... medley?
For babies
Simply seasoned
Coconut Curry Spaghetti Squash- A favorite one Give Peas A Chance 
Other noodle "replacement" posts
Zucchini/ Squash for Spaghetti
Daikon for Curry Noodle bowls
Zucchini for Chicken Paprikash



Give Peas A Chance Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash

1 Spaghetti Squash that will fit into your crock pot once cut up
1/4-1/2 cup water
Optional-
butter/coconut oil
Seasonings

Wash the squash.
Cut it in half and take out the seeds.
Place the halves into the crock pot.
They can be cut side up or down, if the halves won't fit you can cut the squash into quarters. 
Pour water into the crock pot. 
Turn the crock pot on low, cook until the squash is for tender. (Times vary depending on your crock pot. But 2-3 hours on high and around 4 on low I'd say.)
* If you want to season the squash, rub it with oil or butter and season. Then put it into the crock pot.
* Sometimes I don't even add the water. When it's cut in half.
You can also put the whole squash in the crock pot without cutting it, just pierce it all over and wash it. Add the water to the crock pot. Once easily pierced and tender, let it cool. Then cut in half to remove the seeds.



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8 comments:

  1. My mom used to make this. I need to try it one day. It definitely looks good!

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  3. This squash recipe looks wonderful.

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  4. What a great idea! I'm wondering though if you can give a ballpark estimate of how long it takes for a squash to finish cooking in the slow cooker - is it 2-3 hours or more like an overnight affair? Clearly I'm new to the party here - I just don't want to leave it in overnight and wake up to a soggy mess o' squash!

    Thanks so much!

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    1. just about 2-3 hours on high is plenty! sorry about that I'll update

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