Delightful Frozen Spaghetti Squash Recipes That Will Rock Your Day

Delightful Frozen Spaghetti Squash Recipes That Will Rock Your Day

Frozen foods! Some would raise a brow when talking about eating frozen foods. They like it fresh from the oven, garden, sea or from cooking!

On my last article, I talked about spaghetti squash and the benefits of freezing them. It would somehow give you an idea that freezing or storing fruits and vegetables is not that bad at all provided you do it properly.

Delightful Frozen Spaghetti Squash Recipes That Will Rock Your Day

Done freezing, let us move on to our frozen spaghetti squash and let’s find out what are the numerous recipes we can come about with it and the benefits that they give us as well. Frozen as it is, there are so many advantages that we can learn and it may surprise you.

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The Benefits Of Using Frozen Vegetables

The Benefits Of Using Frozen Vegetables
  • Your favorite vegetables may not be available in your local market for many reasons like it does not grow from the country you are living in or it is not in the season.
    Frozen vegetables to the rescue! You can buy them from the groceries, easy and convenient.
  • You might be surprised to know that vitamins are very well contained in frozen vegetables and there is just small difference of the supply of nutrients compared to fresh ones.
    Since frozen vegetables are not exposed to light, the Beta-Carotene is greatly preserved. Carotene is destroyed by exposure of light.
  • Vegetables are frozen right away after harvest when their nutrients are in the highest while fresh vegetables are traveled from the farm to distances where they need to be sold. Some of them travel far. Exposure of certain temperatures risks the vitamins and minerals in it.
The Benefits Of Using Frozen Vegetables

Tips

  • Best frozen foods are those that has great contents of vitamins E, A, carotenoids and fast-soluble nutrients. They are extra firm when undergoing storage. So do your research and look for them when you hit the frozen aisle!

Delightful Recipes Using Your Frozen Spaghetti Squash

These recipes would motivate you to wake up early and hit the day! Let us see if you won’t get hungry ahead thinking of these while going to sleep at night for breakfast, make you run in a hurry to catch up what’s cooking for dinner and you may sneak for snacks for a taste of spaghetti squash.

But before that you must learn how to thaw those frozen spaghetti squash for better results, faster and easy cooking/baking!

How To Defrost Frozen Spaghetti Squash

  1. Right from the freezer, partially thaw the spaghetti squash.
  2. Steam, stirring it occasionally for 10 minutes or until you see it is already soft but still firm.

1. Low Carb & Gluten Free: Chorizo And Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Prep and cooking time: 30 minutes.

How to make Low Carb & Gluten Free: Chorizo And Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Italian sausage (or any chorizo like Mexican).
  • 2 cups spaghetti squash, cooked and thawed.
  • ½ cup grated or shredded cheese (cheddar or any cheese you prefer).
  • 1/2 cup tomatillo salsa (salsa verde).
  • 4 large eggs (organic).
  • ¼ cup spices like cilantro or your choice for garnish.

How to do it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash.
  2. Fry brown your chorizo.
  3. Add in the pan the tomatillo salsa and the squash for a few minutes till you see that it has less liquid.
  4. Turn the heat off, scoop your mixture and add in the cheese.
  5.  Slowly put it into your greased baking pan and distribute it evenly.
  6. Press four areas on top of the tomato/salsa mixture with spoon (circle hollow dents) and crack the egg on each of them.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes (375 degrees F).
  8. Time to pull it out from the oven, garnish with your favorite spice and be ready for breakfast!

2. Baked Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Meat Sauce

Prep Time: 15 minutes.

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.

How to make Baked Spaghetti Squash With Tomato Meat Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti squash thawed.
  • Olive oil.
  • Salt and pepper.
  • Strips of bacon chopped and cooked.
  • 4 eggs.
  • Cheddar cheese.
  • Green onion.

How to make it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash on a baking pan.
  2. Sprinkle bacon and cheese on top.
  3. Press a spoon on top (2 circle hollow dents) break an egg on each.
  4. Bake it for 15 minutes (400 degrees F).
  5. When done, take it out, garnish with green onions, and its breakfast time!

3. Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns

Total of 15 minutes!

How to cook Frozen Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns

Ingredients

  • 1 lb thawed spaghetti squash (take out as much water as possible).
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder.
  • ¼ cup of chopped chives.
  • 1 egg.
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.
  • ½ cup grated cheddar cheese.
  • Salt and pepper for seasoning.

How to do it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the garlic powder, chives, salt and pepper. Mix well.
  3. In your greased skillet, cook the mixture over medium heat for 10 minutes. Keep on stirring!
  4. When it reaches the golden brown you desired, it is ready.
  5. Garnish on top with the grated cheddar cheese. Enjoy!

4. Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Total of 15 minutes!

How to cook Frozen Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds thawed spaghetti squash.
  • 1 teaspoon salt.
  • 1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg.
  • 1 teaspoon dried sage.
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced.
  • Minced garlic, 2 cloves.
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper.
  • 2 ½ ounces crumbled goat cheese.
  • 1 teaspoon dried orange peel.
  • 1 egg.
  • 2 ½ tablespoon arrowroot powder.
  • ¼ cup canola oil.

How to do it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash.
  2. In a bowl, mix the squash, sage, nutmeg, scallion, garlic, pepper, cheese and the orange peel.
  3. Put in the bowl the egg and the arrowroot powder and mix them well.
  4. Form fritters by hand.
  5. Fry it in hot oil by batches. You may like it brown and crunchy or just enough to cook (5 minutes).
  6. Remove from the frying pan and drain it with paper towels.
  7. Season with salt. Eat it while its hot!

5. Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Melt

Time needed: 20 minutes!

How to cook Frozen Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Melt

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds thawed spaghetti squash.
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil.
  • ¾ teaspoon salt.
  • 1 clove garlic, minced.
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano.
  • ½ teaspoon thyme.
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley.
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes.
  • 1 cup tomato sauce.
  • 1 garlic clove peeled.
  • ½ cups shredded cheese.

How to do it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash.
  2. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat.
  3. Stir in the minced garlics for a few seconds just to make it appear a little brown and the smells good.
  4. Add in the spaghetti squash and the rest of the herbs and spices.
  5. Cook until soft for 12 minutes.
  6. Add the tomato sauce and gently stir for 3 minutes.
  7. When it is done, scoop it to your baking or cups (whatever you prefer), and sprinkle grated cheese.
  8. Put it inside the broiler for a minute or until cheese is melted. This is good over toasted bread too!

6. Chicken Paprika With Spaghetti Squash

Prep: 30 minutes.

Cooking time: 30 minutes.

How to make Chicken Paprika With Spaghetti Squash

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs spaghetti squash.
  • 2 table spoon olive oil.
  • Onion, cut into thin wedges.
  • Garlic, cut into pieces (2 cloves).
  • 1 green pepper, diced.
  • Small portion of paprika (estimate 2 tbsp).
  • A dash of salt, or according to your taste.
  • Caraway seeds, 1 tsp.
  • To add spice, ground black pepper.
  • Boneless chicken breasts, preferred skinless, cut into halves.
  • Peeled tomatoes or you can buy in cans (14.5 oz).
  • ½ cup Daisy sour cream (any brand will do).

How to do it?

  1. Prepare your thawed spaghetti squash.
  2. In a big frying pan, heat oil over for a minute (med-high).
  3. Fry in all ingredients (except for the squash and chicken) about 5 minutes. Cook and stir until onion is tender.
  4. Remove from heat, set aside.
  5. Lessen the heat into medium and fry chicken until brown at all sides for 10 minutes.
  6. Remove the chicken and slice it diagonally.
  7. Put back the onion mixture and the cut chicken back to the pan, add in tomatoes. Simmer!
  8. Combine spaghetti squash with chicken breasts and veggies until it boils. Turn the heat to low level for 10 minutes.
  9. Add in the sour cream as you please. Enjoy!

Above recipes are just a few of the many that you can make out of your frozen spaghetti squash. You can make the same using fresh ones of course, but it will take long considering you need to cook first the squash.

I hope that you would realize that frozen veggies are just as nutritious as the fresh ones if not better. Learning how to take advantage on these, will make your daily kitchen routines more comfortable, easy, quick and convenient. It will never be the same!

Share your new cooking adventure with your friends. It is good to contribute helpful tips for a better life! Waiting for your comments here, till next time!

Delightful Frozen Spaghetti Squash Recipes That Will Rock Your Day
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