Smoky Grilled Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Marinara Sauce

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Smoky Grilled Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Marinara Sauce

About the Recipe: Grilling the spaghetti squash adds a summertime light smoky flavor.  Serve it as a main dish with thick ‘n chunky Grilled Marinara Sauce and some shredded Parmesan cheese. Adding a fresh salad and crisp garlic bread makes a delightful summer meal.

Cook’s Note:  Microwaving the squash makes it easier to cut in half and remove the seeds. Final cooking on the grill improves the flavor and ease of removing squash strands.


Spaghetti Squash on Grill being Cooked

Prepare the grill; heat to medium high, about 400 degrees F.

Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise into 2 halves; scoop out; discard seeds.  Brush olive oil on the flesh of squash.  Sprinkle with pepper, salt and paprika.

Place on grill, cut side up; Grill with lid closed for about 25 to 30 minutes; test with fork to check if soft before removing from grill.


Spaghetti Squash in Final Stage of Cooking

After removing from grill, remove the strands from the inside of squash with a fork; place squash strands in bowl; stir in about 3 to 4 Tablespoons soft butter; season to taste.

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