Our Homepage Donation to Forum Overhead Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Amazon Affiliate
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk


Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, equipment and outdoor cookin' . ** Other cooking techniques are welcomed for when your cookin' in the kitchen. Post your hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures, but stay on topic and watch for that hijacking.

Thread Tools
Old 07-15-2019, 07:41 PM   #1
is one Smokin' Farker

lunchman's Avatar
Join Date: 05-12-10
Location: Massachusetts
Name/Nickname : Dom
Default Grilled Spaghetti Squash

The Mrs and I are working to get back to our healthier lifestyle. Having lost over 50 pounds on Weight Watchers a few years back it's been difficult seeing it creep back on (in the interest of keeping my marriage intact I won't disclose her loss).

Earlier today I posted a healthier snack alternative in the form of roasted chickpeas, which is a WW snack. Since I had the Weber fired up and had bought a Spaghetti Squash this weekend to be a main dinner this week, tonite was a good nite for it. This is of course a tasty, low cal, zero WW points alternative to a plate of spaghetti.

Sometimes I've roasted the squash in the oven if I'm not in the mood to light a grill and that's a fine way to prep this dish. The flavor introduced from grilling indirect over charcoal is a nice touch.

Halve the spaghetti squash, remove seeds and stringy pulp. Apply EVOO, salt and pepper and place out on the grill flesh side down, indirect. If making this indoors, place flesh side down on a parchment lined baking sheet in a 400 deg oven.

I had already taken one off when I realized I should take some pics, but after an hour or so on the Weber it looks like this -

Scoop out the squash, which comes off in long strands, with a fork. Serve with tomato sauce. I also grilled a few Al Fresco chicken sausages to go with this.

A healthier Summer dinner -

That's it. Quite simple, very filling and tasted excellent, especially since it was prepared on the grill.

After a week of being back on tracking points with Weight Watchers, my weight is back down and I'm heading in the right direction.

Bubba Keg, Goldens' Cast Iron Cooker, Weber 18" Kettle, 36" Blackstone
lunchman is offline   Reply With Quote

Old 07-15-2019, 07:48 PM   #2
is One Chatty Farker

HogGrog's Avatar
Join Date: 07-18-17
Location: Rancho Cordova, CA
Name/Nickname : Greg

Looks great!

I recently cooked spaghetti squash for the first time on the an open fire grill and thought it was very tasty. Yours looks superb!
El Rey Smoker
Assassin 48 - PK360 - PBC - LBGE
Old Pioneer Santa Maria/Argentine Grill
Webers - Blackstones
HogGrog is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->
Old 07-15-2019, 08:12 PM   #3
somebody shut me the fark up.

BillN's Avatar
Join Date: 03-14-16
Location: St David, Az.
Name/Nickname : Bill

I never considered cooking spaghetti squash on the grill, thanks for sharing.
Bill, from Cochise County Arizona
LSG 24 X 36 Horizonatal Offset w/warming oven,
32" fire pit with swinging cooking grate,
PK 360 w/Grill Grates
BillN is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->
Old 07-16-2019, 09:00 AM   #4
Knows what a fatty is.
Join Date: 05-17-19
Location: Minneapolis, MN.
Name/Nickname : Tom

Great healthy meal idea, thanks for sharing.
Weber Spirit, Weber Performer, Weber 18.5, PBC, Cookshack SM009, Blackstone 17.
Tbro is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->
Old 07-16-2019, 09:16 AM   #5
somebody shut me the fark up.

cowgirl's Avatar
Join Date: 07-18-07
Location: Oklahoma
Name/Nickname : jeanie

Looks delicious Dom!
Lifetime member of the Society for the Preservation of Authentic Royal Magical Rare Kaskaskian Peppers (Thanks Ash :))
RIP Ash, you are missed
cowgirl is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from: --->
Old 07-16-2019, 09:04 PM   #6
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 01-10-17
Location: mesa, az
Name/Nickname : lazyboy

Ok, that looks good, and if you say it is, I'm going to give this a try.
We are not ww members but could easily stand to lose a few lbs. Carrying unneeded, unwanted unhealthy stuff around is just a lot of extra work. Who needs that?
lzbcook is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->
Old 07-16-2019, 09:16 PM   #7
Free Mr. Tony
is One Chatty Farker
Join Date: 07-30-15
Location: Fort Wayne, in

It's great too if you fill the cavity with marinara right before it's finished. Just kind of use the squash as the bowl, and eat it right out of the skin.
Free Mr. Tony is online now   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->
Old 07-16-2019, 09:21 PM   #8
Babbling Farker
Join Date: 12-31-09
Location: Hernando,MS

Good luck brother.Cauliflower and squash like that ,,,,I just cannot make it edible ,for me,without toppings that negate the benefit.I salute your will power.
Hoss is offline   Reply With Quote

Thanks from:--->

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Forum Custom Search: Enter your Search text below. GOOGLE will search ONLY the BBQ Brethren Forum.
Custom search MAY not work(no display box) in some configurations of Internet Explorer. Please use compliant version of Firefox or Chrome.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts