How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash is such a delicious and versatile vegetable. It makes for a healthy and easy side dish that only takes a few ingredients to make! Here’s how to cook it in the oven!
Servings: 4 servings
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Cut the it lengthwise in half and scoop out seeds.
Drizzle olive oil over inside of the squash and salt and pepper to taste.
Place the squash halves cut side down onto a baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes. You can check if it's done if you're easily able to pierce the inside of the squash with a fork.
Scrape and fluff the inside of the squash with a fork to create the "spaghetti."
- When you roast it in the oven, cut-side down, it will produce golden, caramelized edges that add flavor. When roasting cut side up, the moisture will pool in the squash where you spooned out the seeds.
- Due to the varying sizes of the squashes, you should think of the cooking time shared here as a guideline and not set in stone. The vegetable is done roasting in the oven when you can easily pierce through the skin and flesh with a fork.
- Don’t bother trying to cut through the stem as it is very tough and too difficult to cut through safely.
- If you’re having difficulties cutting the squash in half, you can poke a couple of holes in the squash, outlining where you plan to cut, then microwave for 1 minute to soften the shell. You should be able to cut through easier afterward.
- If you plan on roasting more than one at once in the oven, try to pick similar sized squashes so the cook time doesn't vary.
Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg