Easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is roasted in the oven. Follow this easy recipe to learn how!

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!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is so healthy and versatile. You can simply enjoy it with some salt and pepper as a side dish, or drizzle it with melted butter or your favorite tomato sauce.

My favorite way to cook spaghetti squash is roasted in the oven. Follow this easy recipe to learn how!

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!

Is Spaghetti Squash Healthy?

Spaghetti squash is considered a nutrient-dense food, which means it’s low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals. In particular, spaghetti squash is a good source of fiber, vitamin C, manganese, and vitamin B6.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

In addition to roasting spaghetti squash, my preferred method, you can also cook it in the microwave or slow cooker.

  • Fast Method: For a quicker way to make spaghetti squash, you can do it in the microwave. Prick the outside of the squash 8 to 10 times then place in the microwave for 6 minutes on high. 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.

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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.
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash

0
Freestyle Points
42
Calories
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Side Dish
CUISINE: American
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, to taste

Instructions

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

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 42kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 0.4g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 28mg, Potassium: 0mg, Fiber: 2.2g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg
Freestyle Points: 0
Points +: 1