My dad made this when we were kids. It was the only way he could get us to eat squash. Add additional butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon to taste.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
1 hr 10 mins
additional:
10 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat toaster oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Place spaghetti squash halves on a compact baking sheet. Place 5 pieces of butter into each half. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1 tablespoon cinnamon over each half.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until soft, about 1 hour.

  • Remove squash from oven and scrape insides with a fork into a loose pile of strands.

  • Return to the oven and bake until flavors combine, about 10 minutes more. Let cool before serving, about 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Substitute margarine for the butter if desired.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 1.2g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 16.2g; cholesterol 40.7mg; sodium 137.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 2 stars
04/10/2020
I was expecting to really like this, as I've made squash before with these exact ingredients, however there were a few issues. There was way too much butter. Because it seemed like so much, I only used half, and even then it was overflowing into the pan as it cooked - and my squash was even a little bigger than the 2 pounds called for. I'd probably start out with 2 tablespoons of butter per half, and add more after it's cooked, if needed. I also halved the cinnamon because it seemed like a lot, and it was plenty. I should have also halved the brown sugar because I found it too sweet. I also recommend adding a sprinkle of salt to bring out the flavors. At 1 hour, the squash was already overcooked, then with 10 more minutes it was mushy. A nice base of flavors, with some tweaks. Read More
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