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Rating: 4.58 stars
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

Easy sweet squash. I also use acorn and buttercup squash for this recipe. My family loves when I make this.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large baking dish with aluminum foil.

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  • Generously spread the softened butter over the flesh of the squash; lie in the prepared baking dish with the cut sides facing down.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes. Flip the squash and put about half the butter and about half the brown sugar in each of the cavities of the squash halves. Return to the oven until the outer shell is soft, about 10 minutes more. Spoon the flesh of the squash into a bowl to serve.

Nutrition Facts

208 calories; protein 1.3g; carbohydrates 25.6g; fat 12.5g; cholesterol 30.5mg; sodium 115.4mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
We have been doing this for years its great! It's one of my families favorites! Except we dont use the butter, just cut the squash in half, put cut side facing down, when you can stab easily with a fork then its done (like a potato). Then use an oven mitt to hold the squash with one hand and scrape out the insides with a fork, then add brown sugar to everyones individual preference! It looks like spaghetti! (i.e. spaghetti squash) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2011
Too sweet for me! Texture is not like spaghetti for all those spaghetti thinking people! Much harder texture than spaghetti it was edible but will not try again unless something is different is put in it! Read More
(3)
112 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 79
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2010
We have been doing this for years its great! It's one of my families favorites! Except we dont use the butter, just cut the squash in half, put cut side facing down, when you can stab easily with a fork then its done (like a potato). Then use an oven mitt to hold the squash with one hand and scrape out the insides with a fork, then add brown sugar to everyones individual preference! It looks like spaghetti! (i.e. spaghetti squash) Read More
(165)
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2010
Have cooked my squash this way for years and it is excellent that way. I cook all my squash this way. Read More
(43)
Rating: 5 stars
01/31/2011
This recipe is excellent, and a great way to get the kids to enjoy a healthy vegetable. I cut the sugar to 1/8 cup and added a sprinkle of cinnamon. Kids loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2011
added some cinnamon and a little bit of salt...I say yummy two thumbs up the hubby and 9 yr old son say eww please don't make that again. I say they are crazy don't listen to them. Read More
(14)
Rating: 5 stars
01/12/2015
Rating the recipe as is. It is wonderful. It is a little sweet for me but I have my own recipe which is a bit more involved: Cut squash in half, lengthwise. Bake skin-side up, cut-side down, until it is done. Turn over and use fork to pull up strands. Mix butter, brown sugar, a small can of mandarin oranges and a 1/2 cup of sliced almonds. Toss. Put it back into the shell and place it back in the oven for 10 minutes to heat through. Family loves this recipe. Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
So good! I do something like this for acorn squash but have only made savory spaghetti squash. I added a tiny bit of chipotle powder and some sage. It's sitting on the stove waiting for my hubby to get home and I can't stop snacking on it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2011
VERY tasty. I took it easier on the sugar than the recipe calls for and it's still delish. Great side dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/07/2011
very tasty!first time I have made spagetti squash. I will certainly be making it again Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/05/2011
One of my family's favorite meals by far (we eat a ton of pasta so this is a great alternative). I also printed and gave this recipe to my toddler's school teacher and they're making it this fall. I try to back off the brown sugar and add a lot of cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
10/07/2011
Too sweet for me! Texture is not like spaghetti for all those spaghetti thinking people! Much harder texture than spaghetti it was edible but will not try again unless something is different is put in it! Read More
(3)