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I'm a carb loving Italian and am craving some spaghetti! But I'm only a month post op and don't want to eat real carbs. So if anyone can share which one is more like spaghetti? Also- any good recipes to make it yummy :) thanks!

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I saw some butternut squash noodles at the shop yesterday that looked amazing.

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@@Melanie28, never the twain shall meet. Spaghetti squash is so good, but nothing like Pasta. Don't expect a similar taste. You can do most of the same things the squash as you would with Pasta. Just for an idea, take a look at the Moosewood (the original book) spaghetti squash casserole recipe. Lots of links to it in Google search. I also like it on its own as a side.

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I like both honestly. It depends on the dish. If I'm wanting to feel like I'm having spaghetti, the spaghetti squash definitely scratches that itch more, but I used to make garlic Parmesan noodles as a side dish sometimes and the zucchini noodles fill that spot nicely and butter buds substitute the butter part nicely. There are also carrot noodles and beet noodles(didn't much care for those) but you can really do all sorts of fun things with a spiralizer and any semi firm veggies. :) even makes great sweet potato curly oven fries for that great "cheat night" without totally blowing it.

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Have you tried "Miracle Noodles"? They are completely safe. --no calories, no carbs, not fat, no sugar--just Fiber.

They really have no taste of their own. They pick up the flavor of whatever you cook them in. I use them when I make shrimp scampi.

One just has to make sure to rinse, rinse, rinse them after taking them out of the package as they have an odd smell--not bad, just odd.

Give 'em a try. They come in different Pasta shapes.

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I prefer to use the zucchini noodles for a real Pasta experience. I'm not crazy for the spaghetti squash with sauce. I do like it sauteed with olive oil and some garlic, or lemon, or both. I also like the miracle noodles with some things. You have to try all of them. Everybody's tastes are different, so go with what tastes the best for you.

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I sautéed some cabbage tonight and ate with spaghetti sauce with some lean ground beef it was really good. I prefer that to spaghetti squash for sure.

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I'm a new convert to the Zoodle!!

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Both are actually really good, but if I had to pick one over the other I'd go with the zucchini. I love the taste and texture, but it's also easier to prepare in that you just have to slice it or spiralize it, and cook it. The spaghetti squash you have to bake before using it. Not bad...it just takes a little longer. I love some zucchini noodles with spaghetti sauce and turkey meatballs! A great healthy swap that will kill the craving for carbs!

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I like zoodles better just because it's such a pain to prepare spaghetti squash, getting out the seeds, squeezing the Water out after cooking, and all that.

I sprinkle zoodles with salt and drain them a bit before sauteing them in a skillet. Great with shrimp & garlic!

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I like zoodles better just because it's such a pain to prepare spaghetti squash, getting out the seeds, squeezing the Water out after cooking, and all that.

I sprinkle zoodles with salt and drain them a bit before sauteing them in a skillet. Great with shrimp & garlic!

My spaghetti squash method is super simple. I poke it all over with a fork and then microwave it for ten minutes. I turn it over and microwave it again until it is soft. Cut it in half, scoop out the seeds and then scoop out the "noodles". No squeezing neccessary!

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