How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

The simplest and EASIEST way to cook spaghetti squash. And it’s such a healthy substitute to pasta – low in calories and fat!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash - The simplest and EASIEST way to cook spaghetti squash. And it's such a healthy substitute to pasta - low in calories and fat!

This is the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash, hands down.

 It literally takes 5 min of prep. That’s it.

Simply cut the squash in half, remove the seeds, drizzle with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

I told you.

Five stinking minutes.

From there, depending on the size of the squash, you can let that roast for 45-60 minutes.

You’ll have the perfect strands for all your recipes.

But stay tuned. I have a garlic parmesan spaghetti squash recipe (loaded with tons of butter – DUH!) coming this week!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

The simplest and EASIEST way to cook spaghetti squash. And it’s such a healthy substitute to pasta – low in calories and fat!

Ingredients:

  • 1 (2-3 pounds) spaghetti squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise from stem to tail and scrape out the seeds.* Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  3. Place squash, cut-side down, onto the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 35-45 minutes.
  4. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  5. Using a fork, scrape the flesh to create long strands.

*The squash can be placed in the microwave for 2-5 minutes for easier slicing.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 148.1 Calories from Fat 75.6
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.4g 13%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 48.3mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 19.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 3.0g 12%
Sugars 0g
Protein 1.8g 4%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.