Roasted Spaghetti Squash

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven. If you're not sure how to cook a spaghetti squash in the oven, you can follow this easy method!

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven. If you’re not sure how to cook a spaghetti squash in the oven, you can follow this easy method!

Spaghetti squash is so healthy and versatile. You can simply enjoy it with salt and pepper as a side dish, drizzle it with butter and grated cheese, or top it with tomato sauce to replace your favorite spaghetti dish. Here is a basic recipe for roasted spaghetti squash.

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven. If you're not sure how to cook a spaghetti squash in the oven, you can follow this easy method!

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven. If you're not sure how to cook a spaghetti squash in the oven, you can follow this easy method!

How Else Do You Cook Spaghetti Squash?

  • Fast Method: For a quicker way to make spaghetti squash, you can do it in the microwave. Prick outside of squash 8 to 10 times and place in the microwave for 6 minutes on high, then turn and cook an additional 6 minutes, until the skin gives easily when pressed. Remove from the microwave and let it cool about 8 to 10 minutes (the inside will be very hot). Use a large knife to cut the squash in half horizontally, there should be no resistance. If there is, you may need to cook it a few more minutes. Remove the seeds and use a fork to scrape out the spaghetti-like strands of squash.
  • Slow Cooker Method: Prick outside of squash 8 to 10 times and place in a slow cooker. Pour 1/2 cup water into the slow cooker and cook on Low 4 to 6 hours. Remove squash, let it cool, 15 minutes. Halve the squash lengthwise. Scoop seeds out and shred the flesh from the skin with a fork to make strands.

Some of my favorite spaghetti squash recipes:

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Taco Boats
Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
Spaghetti Squash “Mac” and Cheese
Beef and Mushroom Ragu with Spaghetti Squash
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is so versatile and easy to make! Enjoy it with salt and pepper as a side dish, drizzle it with butter and grated cheese, or top it with tomato sauce to replace your favorite spaghetti dish. Here is a basic recipe for roasted spaghetti squash.

Ingredients:

  • 1 large ripe spaghetti squash
  • salt and fresh pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and fibers with a spoon.
  3. Place on a baking sheet, cut side up and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Bake at 350° about an hour or until the skin gives easily under pressure and the inside is tender. Remove from oven and let it cool 10 minutes.
  5. Using a fork, scrape out the squash flesh a little at a time. It will separate into spaghetti-like strands.
  6. Place in a serving dish and serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 0
  • Points +: 1
  • Calories: 42 calories
  • Total Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 28mg
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 2.2g
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Protein: 1g
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