There’s no substitute for fresh, handmade pasta. Or is there? Pasta can be a wholesome addition to a generally nutritious, varied diet, which means enjoying it in moderation. But here’s another option – substituting squash for those noodles. Here’s why the spaghetti squash swap is worth considering next time you’re craving pasta.
The Benefits of Subbing Squash
Spaghetti squash is one of the few squash available year-round, with a peak season fall through winter. And while it’s technically a fruit, the USDA qualifies it as a vegetable. Either way, it has a number of health benefits.
- Full of antioxidants
- Good source of vitamins A and C, important to eye and skin health, immune system health, and for strong teeth and gums
- Good source of fiber, necessary for heart health, controlling blood sugar and aiding in weight management
But How Does it Taste?
It naturally has a mild flavor, and while it doesn’t replace the taste of fresh pasta, it does serve as an excellent vessel for all the sauces you’d normally pair with pasta.
That’s a good thing, because if you love classic Italian sauces – delicious options like creamy Marinara, truffle mushroom cream, gorgonzola cream, and many more – you can sub spaghetti squash in any pasta dish right here at La Famiglia in Reno.
Next time you join us for lunch or dinner, ask your server about substituting spaghetti squash in your meal. We think you’ll be really pleased.