Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash

January 29, 2013Teresa

2013 – Gluten Free Living

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash is an extremely simple recipe and quite tasty, and I’m posting it more as an idea for those who want healthy, low calorie, gluten free, vegan or dairy free snacks, than for any other reason. It’s one of those embarrassingly simple recipes but it’s so flavorful with the cinnamon coating all the strands of spaghetti squash that I thought I would share it with those who are looking for a different way to use up this great veggie.

I was really hankering for a taste of spaghetti squash the other day and wanted a low calorie version without a lot of oil, creamy sauce, or mixed with a lot of other stuff.  I wanted a plain recipe with herbs or spices but not what I usually use. So I decided to try Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash! It was fantastic. This two-ingredient recipe is hardly a recipe but it certainly is delicious.

I share this especially with those who are on restricted diets or trying to lose weight so they have another way to prepare this vegetable. Spaghetti squash is so versatile. You can make it so many ways. I have 5 or 6 ways to make this great veggie, including a delicious Italian-style one I’ll share some day. But for today I leave you with Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash.

When I initially posted this recipe in January 2013 it was before I started using my Canon so the pictures were taken with an iPhone instead. They were blurry, taken inside without good lighting, and basically just needed a lift.

So when I recently remade this recipe (May 2015) for some friends who were moving into a new home, I decided to go ahead and take some new pictures as well. How can you beat a recipe with only two ingredients??  Try this lovely gluten free and vegan recipe the next time you want to use up a spaghetti squash.

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I really enjoyed this dish. 

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash is so simple to make but has a wonderful flavor. 

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

If you’re looking for healthy, low calorie, vegan, gluten or dairy free recipes, consider giving this two-ingredient recipe a try.

Here’s what I did.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

I used these two ingredients!

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Bake spaghetti squash in oven about an hour or so. Allow squash to cool enough that you can handle it – 15 minutes or so. Slice squash in half. Remove the pulp and seeds. Here’s what the squash looks like after that.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

With a fork, scrape out all of the spaghetti squash and put it into a casserole dish.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Here I’ve scraped out all of the spaghetti squash leaving the shell.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Place baked spaghetti squash in a large serving dish.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon and serve.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash is a great side dish for holiday menus, too.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

This simple way to make spaghetti squash is extremely tasty. Feel free to add other spices or herbs you like.

Here’s the recipe such as it is.

CINNAMON SPAGHETTI SQUASH

(My own concoction)

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Tasty way to make a side dish using spaghetti squash. This recipe is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 15 mins.
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 15 mins.
Servings
Ingredients
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Place spaghetti squash on baking sheet.
  2. Bake spaghetti squash in 350° oven about 1 hour or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. Allow squash to cool about 15 minutes or so.
  5. Slice squash in half.
  6. Remove seeds and pulp.
  7. With a fork, dig out all of the squash.
  8. It comes out in strands like spaghetti.
  9. Place squash in a small casserole dish.
  10. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon—as much as you desire.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

 

[b]Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash[/b]
Recipe Type: Veggies
Cuisine: American
Author: Teresa Ambra – my own creation
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Tasty way to make a side dish using spaghetti squash. This recipe is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • Cinnamon, as desired
Instructions
  1. Place spaghetti squash on baking sheet.
  2. Bake spaghetti squash in 350° oven about 1 hour or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. Allow squash to cool about 15 minutes or so.
  5. Slice squash in half.
  6. Remove seeds and pulp.
  7. With a fork, dig out all of the squash.
  8. It comes out in strands like spaghetti.
  9. Place squash in a small casserole dish.
  10. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon—as much as you desire.
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash is incredibly low calorie. It’s a great recipe for those trying to lose weight, plus it has a lot of fiber.

Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | so quick and easy, yet a wonderful tasty way to use #spaghettisquash. #vegan #glutenfree

I’ve saved a bite or two of Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash for you!

You may also enjoy these delicious recipes!

Spaghetti Squash Parmesan

Spaghetti Squash Parmesan | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this is one of the most spectacular ways to serve #SpaghettiSquash ever! It's chocked full of veggies & is layered twice with #parmesan, #mozzarella & #romano cheeses. Terrific for #MeatlessMondays or for #holidays like #Easter or #MothersDay. #Healthy, #LowCalorie #GlutenFree #CleanEating #SpaghettiSquashParmesan #Zucchini #SpaghettiSquashCasserole #YellowSquash #Carrots

Spaghetti Squash Salsa

Spaghetti Squash with Salsa - IMG_0132

Spaghetti Squash Gratin  

Spaghetti Squash Gratin | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | this fantastic #recipe features #spaghettisquash in a thick and creamy #cheese sauce. It's a terrific #casserole for #holidays like #Thanksgiving or #Christmas or serve it as an entree for #MeatlessMondays. #glutenfree #Italian #MeatlessMainDish

Print Recipe
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Tasty way to make a side dish using spaghetti squash. This recipe is healthy, low calorie, gluten free and vegan.
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 15 mins.
Servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Passive Time 15 mins.
Servings
Ingredients
Cinnamon Spaghetti Squash | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen
Instructions
  1. Place spaghetti squash on baking sheet.
  2. Bake spaghetti squash in 350° oven about 1 hour or until cooked through.
  3. Remove from oven.
  4. Allow squash to cool about 15 minutes or so.
  5. Slice squash in half.
  6. Remove seeds and pulp.
  7. With a fork, dig out all of the squash.
  8. It comes out in strands like spaghetti.
  9. Place squash in a small casserole dish.
  10. Sprinkle heavily with cinnamon—as much as you desire.
Recipe Notes
© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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  • nancyc

    February 2, 2013 at 9:20 pm

    That sounds so good–and healthy, too, with the cinnamon!

    1. Teresa

      February 2, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      And, oh, so easy!

  • snati001

    February 2, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    Great idea! I love spaghetti squash. Gotta try this!

    1. Teresa

      February 2, 2013 at 8:49 pm

      So simple and easy.

  • LizForADay

    January 29, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Now that is super easy. Thanks T. 🙂

  • myhonestself

    January 29, 2013 at 7:41 pm

    This is one of my favourite ways to eat spaghetti squash – I’m glad I’m not the only one!!!!!! Because it is SO tastey, it’s hard to believe its so easy! Just for fun one time I added some chopped pieces of honey garlic sausage and sprinkled a little bit of brown sugar on top – it was like dinner AND dessert all in one!!!!!

    1. Teresa

      January 29, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      I bet that was wonderful. I think I’ll try it like that sometime!

      1. myhonestself

        January 30, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        I live near a Mennonite community and get fantastic meats from their farms – the honey garlic is delicious!

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