A winter squash with a flesh that forms translucent spaghetti-like strands when cooked. Quite mild in flavor if not enhanced with other ingredients, the Spaghetti Squash can be cooked easily by baking, boiling or steaming. It is a variety of squash that is enhanced with sauces to create a more flavorful vegetable dish.
Spaghetti squash is available throughout the year but is best September through February. When selecting, choose those with smooth skins, avoiding any with soft or dark spots. The larger the squash, the thicker the strands. Store squash in a cool dry place where it should keep for a month or more.