Simple Spaghetti Squash

1 medium spaghetti squash (2-3 lbs.)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

2-3 T. butter or margarine, cut up

salt to taste (optional)

Cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise in half.  Remove and discard seeds.  Place the halves, cut side down into a large baking dish.  Using a fork, prick the skin in multiple places.  Bake in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until tender.

Remove the squash pulp from the shell by scraping it with a fork.  It will be stringy and look like spaghetti noodles.  Toss pulp with 1/4 cup of the Parmesan cheese, butter and salt (optional).  Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese.

Serve as a side dish, with a homemade spaghetti sauce or make your own creation!