Preparing spaghetti squash can be easier said than done. It’s a great pasta alternative, but when you need to whip up a quick dinner, you might not have time to cut, bake and scrape out all of that “spaghetti.” Well, leave it to Costco to take all of the hassle out of this healthy meal.
According to the addictedtoketo Instagram account, spaghetti squash that’s prepped and ready to pop in the oven has been spotted at Costco. So get ready to eat a whole lot more of this noodle alternative.
This spaghetti squash can be ready in just six minutes, according to the package, and sells for $4.99 in Hawaii, where it was spotted. Dinner in six minutes for less than five bucks? That’s quite the deal!
These boxes were found at the Costco in Hawaii, and Delish confirmed that they’re already available in California. Here’s hoping that if these aren’t available nationwide already, they will be very soon.
Recipes That Call For Spaghetti Squash
As a bonus, these recipes contain other ingredients you can find at Costco. That way, if your hunt for pre-packaged spaghetti squash proves unsuccessful, you won’t have to leave empty-handed.
1. Spaghetti Squash With Salmon, Leeks And Tomatoes
Using salmon from Costco, you can create a gourmet meal right from your very own kitchen, as Twitter user @brendabush points out:
Tonight’s lean and green! Easy peasy!
Salmon on a bed of Spaghetti Squash with Leeks and Tomatoes!
6 oz portion of salmon (I love the frozen vacuum sealed ones from Costco!)
100 g (~1 c) cooked… https://t.co/CJCWUrWrRO
— brendabushjohannesen (@brendabush) April 30, 2018
2. Spaghetti Squash With Avocado Sauce And Salmon
Twitter user Miss Washington points out that mixing avocado and spaghetti squash together and pairing it with pesto salmon from Costco is a delicious and healthy lunch option. And honestly, it sounds delicious.
Spaghetti squash🍝 + avocado mashed into it for the sauce🥑 + @Costco pesto salmon🐟 = best lunch ever 💥
you’re welcome. #DoStuff
— Miss Washington (@MissAmericaWA) December 20, 2017
3. Spaghetti Squash And Wine
There’s no pairing quite like spaghetti and wine, but we’re thinking spaghetti squash and wine bought from the Costco liquor store may be a close second. Thanks for the tip @shuds16!
1. #balance spaghetti squash and wine for dinner
2. I ❣costco liquor store😍
— Steph (@s_huds16) November 17, 2017
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4. Spaghetti Squash And Meatballs
This dish pairs spaghetti squash with chicken teriyaki meatballs from Costco. And hey, as Twitter user @passwordisgenna points out, this is a great way to stretch any leftovers, too.
leftover stir fry sauce, leftover spaghetti squash, and Costco teriyaki chicken meatballs #leftoverwin!
— babeweiser (@passwordisgenna) February 2, 2016
5. Spaghetti Squash And Tuscan Pork
Combining Costco’s Tuscan pork with spaghetti squash, as Twitter user @CinCin1992 recommends, sounds like a cooking win.
Bake spaghetti squash. Scrape it out and place in an oven-proof dish. Add tomatoes, butter, parmesan. Also add in Costco Tuscan pork. Yum!
— CinCin (@CinCin1992) October 17, 2015
6. Spaghetti Squash And Tomato Sauce
It just doesn’t get more simple or tasty. Twitter user @oldbie says that combining spaghetti squash with Costco’s tomato sauce is a great cheap and easy meal option.
@oldbie My husband loves spaghetti squash, especially with the squash tomato sauce from Costco. Cheap and healthy.
— Jenny Bristol (@jennywbristol) February 10, 2011
So, who’s ready for a Costco run?