This was my first attempt at spaghetti squash. It came out really delicious. The fresh ingredients are definitely the key. I did not even do any research into the spaghetti squash, except for how to cook it, before diving into this recipe, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it came out. Initially I was brainstorming ideas on what other things my son would like, he absolutely loves pasta of any kind, so I was trying to think of something a little more healthy. He could not get enough of this dish. It was a big hit.