No guarantee all kids will fall for it but its delicious and easy. I bake a whole squash and it lasts my son and 1 at least 2 meals. And there's so many variations. (You can add cream for rose sauce)
Start by cooking your squash I forgot to take pictures of this sorry. Cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the brains and seeds. Place it cut side down on a baking pan. Whatever it fits best in.
Bake your squash with a little oil drizzled on the cut side at 350F for half an hour to an hour. It really depends in how big your squash is. Test by poking the flesh to see if its tender throughout.
I save the seeds, separate from the "brains" and rinse then you can roast them or candy them or whatever you like.
When your squash is done pull out the flesh with a fork it should all come out fairly easily all the way to the skin, looking like this . Spaghetti!
I cook just about everything with coconut oil for its health benefits. It's insanely cheaper at Costco than anywhere else. So put some oil (your choice) in your pan. Around 1tbsp
And add whatever veggies you like in your sauce. I usually stick to onions, garlic, carrots, peas, sometimes corn or peppers. Or for more adult tastes olives, capers, wine... Sautée until tender
Add your tomato juice depending on how many servings you need. I use these small cans usually one per 1-2 servings. Or start with one and see if you want more sauce later.
Add seasoning of your choice I always add salt and pepper to everything, chef habits... And I love herbs. When I have enough growing ill use fresh, if not dried, Thyme basil and parsley are my faves
Then I always try and sneak some greens in, kale, spinach, beer greens, etc.
Once the sauce has thickened and reduced in volume, add your squash and mix it in. I make the squash ahead of time so I added it cold but it's not nencessary. At this point you can add more tom juice.
Another sneaky health move is to throw some hemp and chia seeds in there. They won't even notice the super food in there.
Once the sauce is your desired thickness and the squash is hot, you're ready to eat! Mmmmm delicious AND healthy!!