How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Our recipe for baked spaghetti squash is easy and completely delicious.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
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Spaghetti squash has been popular lately because it is a great substitute for pasta. If you're trying to reduce the carbs or gluten in your diet, then this can be a great option! Learning how to cook spaghetti squash is also pretty easy, especially if you have a good recipe. You can prepare it in the oven, or you can cook it in the microwave. Once it's done cooking, you'll have delicious, pasta-like squash that you can top with any kind of sauce you like. It's great with marinara sauce, cheesy sauces, and more. The sky is the limit!

Spaghetti squash can also be enjoyed on its own. It doesn't have to be a pasta substitute. Top your freshly baked spaghetti squash with butter, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. It's so simple, and yet it totally hits the spot. It makes a great side dish or base for a light lunch. Top your squash with a crispy fried egg, and you've got a meal that is simple and completely delicious. Give it a try!


  • 1 spaghetti squash, washed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Baking spaghetti squash is an easy way to make a delicious, savory side dish or pasta substitute. These steps will help you get the perfect results every time, and then you can move right on to seasoning it however you like. We recommend some salt, pepper, and olive oil to start. And then you can load it up with whatever pasta sauce or other seasonings you like.

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Using a serrated knife, slice the squash in half, lengthwise.

  3. Scoop out the seeds and extra fibers in the center.

  4. Season with the salt, pepper and oil and rub it all over the cut side of the squash.

  5. Place cut side down onto a baking sheet and cook for 40-45 minutes.

  6. Remove from oven, turn over and using an oven mitt to hold. Scrape out the squash with a fork into spaghetti like strands.

Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Now that you know how to cook spaghetti squash, try some of these delicious recipes! You can make yummy pasta dishes, but you can also whip up a variety of other delicious meals. You can add meat to your spaghetti squash, or you can keep the dish vegetarian. These meals are also great for those following a gluten free diet!

What's your favorite way to eat baked spaghetti squash?

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