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Squash often gets a bad rap with both kids and parents but once they discover spaghetti squash, they gain a whole new appreciation for these versatile winter vegetables.

The vitamin-rich, high-fiber squash is the perfect way to get your noodle-loving children to develop a love of vegetables. When you scrape the flesh with a fork, it naturally gives way to long, thin strands that resemble pasta. Children also love the bright yellow color. Perfect for Passover and gluten-free eaters, spaghetti squash with a simple tomato sauce is a terrific dish to add to your weekly repertoire all year long.

Kids as young as 4 years old can use a butter knife or plastic knife to mince the garlic, slice the mushrooms and dice the zucchini. They can also wash, dry and rip up the fresh herbs. Kids 8 years old and up can open the canned tomatoes with a can opener.

So get your kids and get cooking. Check out 8 recipes you and your kids will love with spaghetti squash. 

Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash Arrabiata
spaghetti squash cakes
Spaghetti Squash Kugel
meatballs and spaghetti squash
Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Vegetable Sauce

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