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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

This is the simplest recipe EVER for How to Cook Spaghetti Squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

If you’ve ever wondered how to cook spaghetti squash so you can make those wonderfully healthy “pasta’ dishes, this is for you. It’s easier than you think using this oven method. One pan, in the oven for 45 – 60 minutes – this is no fuss prepping at it’s best!

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

This is the simplest recipe EVER to cook spaghetti squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

Wash the whole squash before cutting it. You don’t want any dirt on the skin to get inside the squash.

This is the simplest recipe EVER to cook spaghetti squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

With a very sharp large knife, cut the squash in half lengthwise. You may have to work at this a little bit. Scrape out the seeds.

This is the simplest recipe EVER to cook spaghetti squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

Coat an oven proof pan with olive oil or vegetable oil spray. Sprinkle both halves with salt and pepper and give them a spritz of oil spray. Place cut side down on the pan and bake in a 400 degree oven for 45 – 60 minutes or until the squash feels soft when squeezed.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

Let the squash cool enough to easily handle before trying to scrape out the squash. Use a fork to gently scrape the spaghetti squash from the sides. It will resemble spaghetti strands as it comes loose.

This is the simplest recipe EVER to cook spaghetti squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!

Viola! Now you have squash noodles for all of your pasta recipes.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash! It is a delicious, healthy alternative to pasta and low calorie too!
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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

This is such a simple recipe for cooking spaghetti squash! Use it as a healthy and low calorie alternative to pasta.
Course Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 50kcal

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 large spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise,seeds removed
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • salt and pepper

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F. Coat an oven proof pan with olive oil or vegetable oil spray.
  • Sprinkle both halves of the squash with salt and pepper. Spritz each half with olive oil spray.
  • Place squash cut side down on the pan. Bake for 45 – 60 minutes or until the squash feels soft when squeezed.
  • Remove pan from the oven, allow the squash to cool slightly before handling. Using a fork, scrape the squash from the skin to loosen and remove strands.

NOTES

Vegetable cooking spray can be substituted for the olive oil spray.

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 50 Calories from Fat 8
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.92g1%
Saturated Fat 0.19g1%
Sodium 27.36mg1%
Potassium 173.81mg5%
Carbohydrates 11.12g4%
Fiber 2.41g10%
Sugar 4.44g5%
Protein 1.03g2%
Vitamin A 193.12IU4%
Vitamin C 3.38mg4%
Calcium 37.02mg4%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments

  1. Thank you Amy! I am glad you liked the recipe…there are so many things you can make with the “pasta” from this veggie! If you make it, please let me know how you liked it:) Hugs- Christine

  2. Thanks for placing your recipie
    In 50yrs old always had someone else cook for me or order out and eat badly….in learning to cook from Pinterest but healthily only…no deserts no junk just pure wholesome foods that taste wonderful. Thanks for posting this. Nameste

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