How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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If you’ve ever wondered How to Cook Spaghetti Squash, I’ve put together an easy step by step for this. It’s super easy and is a great lower calorie, gluten free option to regular pasta. It’s so versatile, you can eat it as is or mix it in with your favorite sauces! 


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper


Oven Baked Method (Preferred)

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Wash and cut Spaghetti Squash lengthwise in half.
  3. Scoop out seeds.
  4. Brush inside of Squash with 2 Tbs EVOO.
  5. Sprinkle with Salt and Pepper.
  6. Place Squash cut side down on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake 30-35 minutes until inside of Squash pierces easily with a fork.
  8. Take a fork and scrape the insides of the Squash out creating ‘Spaghetti noodles’.

Microwave Method

  1. Follow step 2-5 in above method
  2. Place the Squash cut side down in a microwave safe baking dish
  3. Fill the dish with 1 inch of water, which will create steam in the microwave
  4. Microwave on high 15 minutes
  5. If it’s not cooked enough, microwave an additional 5 minutes or until soft in the middle
  6. Carefully remove Squash from microwave and let cool for a bit
  7. Scrape with a fork to create spaghetti strands


To Store: Cooked Spaghetti Squash will keep well in the fridge, covered, for up to 5 days.

To Reheat: Rewarm cooked Spaghetti Squash in a skillet on the stovetop over medium low heat, with a little olive oil.

To Freeze: You can freeze Spaghetti Squash but it will become quite soggy, so I do not recommend this. You can freeze them in an airtight freezer container for up to 3 months. Let thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

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