How to Cook Orangetti Squash
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*If you are unfamiliar with spaghetti squash, you will probably be even less familiar with orangetti squash. I got my hands on some a couple of years ago and my family really enjoyed it. I posted this orangetti squash with chicken recipe then and it has become one of our most searched for posts! Since I was able to get a spaghetti squash the other day, it reminded me of this recipe which the spaghetti squash would totally work with. So here is a re-post of how to cook orangetti squash!
A few posts ago, I told you about Market on the Move and how I was able to get a ton of squash, as well as other vegetables for $10. In this post, I gave you a recipe for a Carrot/Squash Loaf using the yellow squash I got a ton of. Another type of squash that I was able to get, I was less familiar with. It is called Orangetti Squash.
At our house, we have some people who are less keen on beef and would prefer chicken. We have Maddy who is trying to eat a little more vegan. Then, we have my husband and I who just like to eat! In order to accommodate every one, I decided to make a deconstructed Chicken Cacciatore, using the orangetti squash as a replacement for the pasta! Madalynn left out the chicken and simply ate the orangetti with the sauce. Either way, the result was delicious. Here is how I cooked orangetti squash:
I placed the halves of the orangetti squash on a foil lined pan. I drizzled a little olive oil on the squash and sprinkled it with salt and pepper. Then, I put it in a 350 degree F. oven and baked it until tender. (About 45 min. I think, just stab it with a fork to test it.) While it was baking, I started my chicken.
Now you are ready to serve! This is a great one dish meal!
Orangetti Squash vs. Spaghetti Squash
I think I enjoyed the taste of orangetti squash a little more than spaghetti squash. It has a sweet mild flavor that blended so well with the sauce. As I mentioned before, the orangetti squash is also slightly smaller than spaghetti sauce. I ate more for lunch the next day. (When I put it away, I went ahead and mixed it all together!)
If you find Orangetti Squash in the grocery store, don't be afraid to give it a try!
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3/30/2017 06:53:46 am
Found you from ducks in a row link up. I've never come across this squash, not that I'm aware of, but I'll keep my eyes open for it now. This looks delicious!
3/30/2017 06:57:40 am
I hope you can find it! It will be worth the hunt.
8/16/2017 09:30:20 am
I had not either until just last week! I love it but think it will be a bit hard to find. I find that the taste (alone) has a mild pumpkin flavor unlike the regular variety that seems more bland to me. However when I add sauce they are both wonderful. I cannot wait to try this recipe!
2/27/2018 04:14:57 am
Any one dish meal interests me! Shared on Fb, G+, Pn, and Tw ♥
2/27/2018 07:49:03 am
What an interesting squash -- I've never seen one. We do love our spaghetti squash so I'm sure we'd enjoy this one. I'll be keeping an eye out for it.
2/27/2018 10:09:33 am
This looks beautiful, healthy and delicious. I hate to admit it, but, I have never heard of this before!. So interesting to learn of new foods.
2/27/2018 12:54:06 pm
I have never heard of this before. I've tried spaghetti squash but I wasn't very fond of it. Will give this a try if I can find it.
2/28/2018 03:55:47 am
Thanks for the tip! 'Never noticed this squash before. I wonder if they will grow in my area? 'Looking for seeds now! ;-) -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures
2/28/2018 09:50:00 am
I recently saw one of these in the store and am going to try it tonight. I'm not a fan of spaghetti squash so I am hoping this has a better flavor.
3/1/2018 07:35:51 am
So much better than spaghetti squash! The color and flavor were much nicer. We had it topped with tomato sauce and meatballs and my husband cleaned his plate. I would definitely use orangetti again.
3/26/2018 03:52:39 pm
Discovered this nugget at my local market and was intrigued.
3/26/2018 10:42:52 pm
I am so glad that it is becoming more readily available and I am so glad that you enjoyed it! The sausage sounds like a wonderful and tasty idea!
4/16/2018 07:47:15 am
Found this squash in Publix this week for the first time. Comes from Oakes Farms in south Florida. Going to make a shrimp scampi using the squash instead of paste. We normally use spaghetti squash and it comes out great. Wish us luck.
5/15/2018 04:46:14 pm
PERFECT. I never heard of this squash before either, I came to this website to get an idea on how to cook it and what it tasted like, then I came up with this idea... I cooked the orangetti cut side down after brushing with EVOO and sprinkling with salt and pepper. 350 degrees for about 45 min. , then I turned them over and drizzled them with a maple butter mix made from maple syrup and butter mixed together... top it with white cheddar cheese and put under the broiler until the cheese is lightly browned. So delicious... you won't be disappointed!
5/15/2018 06:34:30 pm
That sounds awesome with the maple syrup! Thanks for sharing it!
1/31/2019 11:02:11 am
Sounds delicious! And I love the way you deconstructed it so that one meal could work for different food preferences. That's a tough one these days! #HomemakingParty
7/25/2020 09:46:29 am
My husband found one last year in the grocery store. We cooked it and it was delicious. I saved the seeds and dried them for this year. I now have an organgetti patch in my garden. Can’t wait for one of the blooms to become an actual orangetti.
4/30/2021 02:12:47 pm
Wow. That looks heavenly, I'd love to try this!
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