spaghetti squash

noun

Definition of spaghetti squash 

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

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The children eat pasta, but Mr. Chue and his wife make their portion with spaghetti squash. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "A Pilot’s Best Job Perk: His Bike Flies Free," 28 July 2018 The big pumpkins, mini pumpkins, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, zucchini, and ornamental gourds are all different cultivars of the same species: Cucurbita pepo, which originated in Mexico more than 10,000 years ago. Caroline Picard, Good Housekeeping, "Pumpkin Is a Fruit and Everything We Know Is a Lie," 21 June 2018 My meals were low protein: lemon asparagus soup for lunch, and spaghetti squash with red cabbage and vegetable broth for dinner. Gretchen Röehrs, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Reverse-Aging Diet (Yes, You Can Have Carbs)," 9 Mar. 2018 Sandhu also uses her social media account to post photos of recipe ideas, like spaghetti squash with cheese and chicken, and keto-friendly chocolate chip cookies. Blake Bakkila, Health.com, "This Woman Has Lost 40 Pounds in 8 Months Since Starting the Keto Diet," 6 June 2018 Heap a spoonful of the sauce on the spaghetti squash. Joan Elovitz Kazan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Breakfast in bed? These dads would rather be in the kitchen," 12 June 2018 The only downside to spaghetti squash is the prep work. Melissa Locker, Southern Living, "Why You Should Be Buying Spaghetti Squash at Costco," 7 June 2018 Poke spaghetti squash all over with knife; place in large microwave-safe dish. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Spinach and Artichoke Squash Casserole," 24 Feb. 2017 Add even more bulk to your pasta by tossing those noodles with equal parts zoodles (aka zucchini noodles) or spaghetti squash. Amy Gorin, NBC News, "7 ways to eat bigger portions while keeping calories low," 11 May 2018

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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