Season of Squash

group of different varieties of squashWith the fall season comes a whole new variety of seasonal dishes to try out at home, specifically squash! While some types of squash are simply used as fall decorations around your home, others can be transformed into incredible and unique dishes. Some of our favorites include zucchini pizzas and spaghetti squash! Check out how you can make them at home with your loved ones on a cool, autumn evening this season.

Zucchini Pizzas

To make zucchini pizzas, you don’t need many ingredients. You just need a medium-sized zucchini, tomato sauce, and a cheese of your choice. Cut your zucchini into slices that are around 1/4 inch thick. Place them on a baking tray and sprinkle with sea salt. Coat the top of the zucchini slices with your tomato sauce and add cheese. Place in the oven at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven, let cool, and enjoy!

For additional flavors, consider adding pepperoni or substituting the tomato sauce for a white sauce. This simple recipe is easy to make and is a perfect alternative to pizza if you’re looking to eat more vegetables or looking for a kid-friendly dish that your children can even help prepare.

Spaghetti Squash

Getting tired of angel hair pasta on spaghetti night? We have the perfect substitute -- spaghetti squash! This vegetable brings flavor and nutrition to your meal in no time. To make your own spaghetti squash dinner at home, you’ll need only a few things, including:

  • 1 medium-sized spaghetti squash
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

Once again, you’ll need your oven to be at 400 degrees. Begin by cutting the squash in half, lengthwise. Once you have two halves, scoop out the seeds and coat in olive oil, before sprinkling with salt and pepper. 

Once that’s done, place the two halves of the squash cut side down on the baking sheet and create holes with a fork across the skin. Roast until it is lightly browned, or around 30-40 minutes. Press the fork into the side to see if it is tender. If so, remove from the oven and flip the squash over.

Next, you’ll need to take the fork and run it down the inside of the squash, creating long strands. Continue doing this until you’ve reached the inside of the skin. Finally, we recommend adding sauce or vegetables to your spaghetti squash. If you’re looking to stay on the healthy side of eating, think about adding turkey meatballs or perhaps some carrots. 

Fire And Ice: Your Stop For The Season

Fall is one of the best times of the year to enjoy a night out, taking in the beautiful foliage of the Wyoming Valley. What better place than the newly-renovated outdoor dining area at Fire and Ice On Toby Creek? We have a wide selection of starters, entrees, and drinks to choose from. Make your reservation today!