Thursday, September 10, 2009

Spaghetti Squash

Trying out this new recipe tonight-


  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs.)
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 to 3 jalapeños, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, plus more for pans
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded jack cheese


1. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Poke several holes in skin of squash with a fork and microwave it on high 10 minutes. Squash should be tender when pierced with a fork; if it isn't, microwave on high in 1-minute intervals until tender. Let sit until cool.

2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, warm milk and jalapeños until bubbles form along the edge of the pan. Remove mixture from heat and let sit 15 minutes. Strain and discard jalapeños.

3. When squash is cool enough to handle, use a large spoon to scrape the strands out of the skin and into a large bowl.

4. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt 2 tbsp. butter. Whisk in flour and salt and cook, whisking, until flour smells cooked (like piecrust), about 3 minutes. Slowly pour in jalapeño-infused milk while whisking. Reduce heat to medium and continue whisking until mixture thickens slightly, about 3 minutes. Pour mixture over squash and stir to combine. Transfer mixture to a buttered 2-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with jack cheese and bake until bubbling and brown on top, about 30 minutes.


Rebekah said...

I love that you are updating your blog again! You are a wonderful cook! Thanks for sharing some great recipes! By the way, it's been forever since I saw you =( There hasn't even been a quick hello in building 5! So I'm sending you a cyber hug and hello =)

April said...

so how was it?

Sara said...

Really good. I love the flavor of jalapenos! However, it was a tiny bit watery. So next time I would dry to dry the squash a bit with paper towels before adding the sauce. I would also toss it like pasta, not just pour the sauce on top. You should try it.