spaghetti squash


Definition of spaghetti squash

: an oval winter squash (Cucurbita pepo) with flesh that once cooked is similar in appearance to spaghetti

Examples of spaghetti squash in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web When cooler weather sets in, spaghetti squash recipes reign supreme. Christopher Michel, Country Living, 12 May 2022 But as tasty as kale chips can be, don’t be fooled: Kale chips are not chips in the same way that zoodles are not noodles, cauliflower rice is not rice, and spaghetti squash is not spaghetti. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 17 Feb. 2022 This style of chili is often served over pasta, but here spaghetti squash stands in for the regular spaghetti. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2022 My favorite way to eat the leftovers of this saucy spaghetti squash casserole is to mix them with hot noodles and shower with more Parmesan. Sarah Jampel, Bon Appétit, 6 Jan. 2022 Groganica farm gem lettuce, Blackhawk farm beef tartare, ricotta cavatelli, boudin blanc, divers scallops, prime ribeye, red curry spaghetti squash, almond and matcha financier, dark chocolate cremeux. Gege Reed, The Courier-Journal, 30 Dec. 2020 Their new location in PGA Commons will bring back their signature pizza along with soulful Italian dishes reimagined, including spaghetti squash pomodoro and cavatappi vegetariana. Phillip Valys,, 1 Dec. 2021 To keep those strands intact, cut the spaghetti squash into halves across the middle of its belly, then scoop out the seeds. Paul Stephen, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2021 Three favorites — butternut, spaghetti squash and kabocha—can be found readily in large grocery stores. Tribune News Service, cleveland, 20 Sep. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of spaghetti squash

1975, in the meaning defined above

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14 May 2022

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“Spaghetti squash.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 May. 2022.

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