spaghetti squash

noun

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 In terms of seasonal gourds, spaghetti squash doesn’t have everything going for it. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to appreciate spaghetti squash without always pretending it’s pasta," 19 Oct. 2020 Yukon gold and maple roasted sweet potatoes, Southern-style green beans, spaghetti squash, mac and cheese, rolls and bread pudding for dessert. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Dozens of restaurants are offering Thanksgiving meals to-go," 21 Nov. 2020 Think of spaghetti squash as more of a canvas than the actual painting. Becky Krystal, Washington Post, "How to appreciate spaghetti squash without always pretending it’s pasta," 19 Oct. 2020 Plate and Serve Serve 1/4 cup of sauce over 1 1/2 cups spaghetti squash. Ying Chu, Marie Claire, "Beauty Inside and Out: Taryn Toomey," 29 Sep. 2020 These types of squash—such as pumpkins and butternut, acorn, and spaghetti squash—have a hard exterior and flesh that usually needs to be peeled and discarded. Lisa Cericola, Southern Living, "How To Freeze Squash," 4 Sep. 2020 What are these bugs hanging out on spaghetti squash? oregonlive, "How to get rid of squash bugs? Ask an expert," 1 Aug. 2020 The restaurant has a seasonal menu as well as signature dishes like an ancient grains bowl, a Tuscan kale salad, a spaghetti squash casserole and a flourless chocolate cake. Grace Wong, chicagotribune.com, "Spanish and Portuguese seafood restaurant and wine bar hits West Town, plus more Chicago restaurant news," 25 Oct. 2019 Eggplant, spaghetti squash, cabbage and cauliflower are all low in carbohydrates and last for weeks when stored correctly. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, "What to do during the coronavirus quarantine if you're on a diet," 28 Mar. 2020

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Spaghetti squash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spaghetti%20squash. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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