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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At the South Anchorage Farmers Markets, Rempel Family Farm will have both acorn and spaghetti squash for the first time this year. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s what will be at farmers markets over Labor Day weekend," 29 Aug. 2019 Eat as a side dish, add to salads, or toss with spaghetti squash paired with fresh basil. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "The Health Benefits of Eggplants," 8 Aug. 2019 Entree options include short rib with spaetzle, grilled octopus, salmon with apricot quinoa or herb lemon chicken breast with spaghetti squash and ratatouille. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, "8 picks for great meal deals during Fort Lauderdale restaurant months," 31 July 2019 Stone used it to encrust a venison loin, served with a celery root puree, roasted spaghetti squash, and venison jus. Wine Australia, Bon Appétit, "How Curtis Stone's Restaurants Reflect His Australian Roots," 23 July 2019 His hyphenated identity courses through the menu: the pillowiest gnocchi is made, somehow, with tofu, and there’s a clever take on ssam with spaghetti squash, served with big leafy lettuces, tons of little sauces, and crunchy toppings. Elyse Inamine, Bon Appétit, "What It's Like to Stay at a $300-a-Night Crystal-Filled Social Justice Hotel," 10 July 2019 Use as a warm or chilled topping for anything from greens and veggies to spaghetti squash and sweet potatoes. Cynthia Sass, Mph, Health.com, "6 Health Benefits of Cranberries," 7 June 2019 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

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1975, in the meaning defined above

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