It's time to tackle spaghetti squash once and for all. If you've felt intimidated by the squash's hefty weight and inexplicable stringiness, take a deep breath and allow the fear to dissipate.
You won't have to hack the tough squash with a butcher's knife or do anything complicated: Just place the whole thing in your slow cooker, add some water and do something else for two and a half hours.
When you return to the slow cooker, the squash will be soft and ready to cut open and string. Remove the seeds with a spoon, then use a fork to scrape out the spaghetti-like strands. Watch the video above from Hungry Girl to see how simple cooking this delightful squash can be, then check out some recipes below to inspire your next meal.