I have fond memories of my mom and dad eating roasted acorn squash when I was a child. As a picky eater, regardless of how much sweet brown sugar and butter my mom used on top, I simply wasn't a fan.
Now as an adult, I love squash and one of our family's favorite roasted squash sides is using spaghetti squash in place of pasta.
Haven't ever tried a spaghetti squash? You really should give it a try. It is yellow on the outside and inside looks like a regular squash. When you cook it however, the fibers inside the squash separate and create a spaghetti looking creation. Instead of looking just like a regular squash:
With a simple fork prodding it starts to separate like this:
To roast a spaghetti squash:
Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Place the squash, cut sides up, on a baking sheet. Cooking time will vary according to the size of your squash, but 30-40 minutes is a good range.
Once you remove the squash from the oven, let it cool slightly and then "fluff" the spaghetti with a fork.
Our family likes to then serve the spaghetti squash with marinara and parmesan cheese, much like you would regular pasta, but you may top it however you like!