How to roast spaghetti squash – Five Friday Favorites

As always, I’m checking in with my favorite Friday link-ups – Oh, Hey Friday, High Five for Friday, and Friday Favorites (add’l links below).

Favorite Quote

Ellen Goodman Rooms Potential Quote


Favorite Funny

Admittedly, some are funnier than others, but I laughed out loud several times while watching this compilation of David Lopez’ 2015 videos. My favorite is just after 3:37. How did I not know about David Lopez before this?!?


Favorite kitchen moment

In the endless quest to keep our meals new and varied, I tried three new recipes this week. A spaghetti squash “pasta” primavera, a Greek-style pork dish with spinach and cherry tomatoes, and cauliflower “potato” salad. Even though two of the recipes were very poorly written, I’d call everything a success. Despite multiple meal victories (and some emotional moments), my favorite kitchen moment wasn’t actually a finished dish, it was the perfect roasting of spaghetti squash.

I’d never roasted spaghetti squash before, so I did a lot of research (Googling) and blended what I found. Luckily, it was absolutely perfect. PERFECT. How often does that happen the first time you try cooking something new?

How to roast spaghetti squash

Preheat oven to 450°. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out seeds and central tendrils.

How to roast spaghetti squash halve and scoop

Drizzle olive oil over the open halves. Rub into all exposed flesh.

How to roast spaghetti squash drizzle olive oil

Cover baking sheet with tin/aluminum foil. Place squash halves – flesh side down – on foil.

How to roast spaghetti squash flesh halves down

Bake for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven. Allow rind to cool enough to handle. Scoop squash with large spoon.

How to roast spaghetti squash scoop

Flesh should easily slide out and separate into strings naturally.

How to roast spaghetti squash finished



Favorite Notification

“Your stats are booming!”

My WordPress app sent this notification repeatedly on Sunday and Monday. The reason? The Jeans & a Tank Top Bachelor Bracket. I had no idea how popular it would be, and I’m THRILLED that so many people are playing along and using my little ol’ bracket. I’m also seeing a lot of love for the Bachelor Episode 1 Recap. Just like last season of the Bachelorette, I’ll be recapping every episode, so don’t forget to come back and check those out! (Make it easy on yourself, follow me on Bloglovin’ or Google+ so you  never miss a recap!)

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Favorite Song

Gone by Jr Jr. Take yourself back. Also, watch the video for the most joyful legs you’ve ever seen.


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Have a wonderful weekend, e’rybody!


  • Evelina
    January 11, 2016

    Congrats on making the perfect squash! I find that it’s pretty tricky to work with so that’s a huge success!

    • Jeans and a Tank Top
      January 12, 2016

      Do you have any dishes/recipes you love that use spaghetti squash? I’m always looking for new things to try!

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