Spaghetti squash are large winter squash that are oval in shape with yellow skin. When the flesh is cooked, it separates into spaghettilike strands.
To prepare spaghetti squash for cooking:
Cut in half with a heavy knife. Tap the inserted knife with a kitchen mallet if the skin is very hard.For other types of winter squash, see acorn squash, banana squash, butternut squash, and pumpkin.