The Easiest Way to Prepare Perfectly Cooked Spaghetti Squash

Last weekend I picked up a spaghetti squash at the Farmer’s Market. I was pleasantly surprised to see them as my garden didn’t produce any this year.

Spaghetti Squash contains many vitamins such as vitamin A, C, B-6, K, thiamin, folate and more. They also contain several healthy minerals, fiber and are low calories and carbohydrates!

I have tried to prepare spaghetti squash several different ways over the years and this is by far my favorite way:

Preheat the oven to 375 °F.

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Wash the skin of the squash and dry it off.

Puncture the skin of the squash with a fork or knife all over.

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Cut off the stem and cut the squash in half lengthwise (BE CAREFUL!)

Place the halves face down in a large 9×11 glass pyrex pan and fill the pan with 1/2″ of water.

Cook the squash for 30 mins.

To determine if the squash is cooked fully, pierce the skin with a fork. If the fork breaks through the skin easily, and the squash feels tender then it is done. If not, give it a few more minutes in the oven and check again.

How to prepare a spaghetti squash --

Remove from oven and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.

How to prepare a spaghetti squash-- -

Use a fork to gently scrape against the squash to release the spaghetti-like strands.

How to prepare a spaghetti squash ---

Remove the “spaghetti” from the skin or eat right from the skin.

How to perfectly prepare a spaghetti squash -

Dress the “noodles” with whatever you’d like, I prefer plain ol’ spaghetti sauce more than anything else.

How to perfectly prepare a spaghetti squash ---

We like to eat it right out of the natural bowl it comes in at our house, it’s more fun that way!


Take care, StephanieHave you tried Spaghetti Squash before? If so, how do you prefer it?

13 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. alisonlumbatis
    Aug 21, 2013 @ 14:13:24

    How fun is that? My kids would love it except that I’d have to get them to eat squash. 🙂 Oh well, the hubs and I would anyway. Great idea!


  2. Jessica Peeling
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 11:35:15

    I have some in my fridge right now and this looks perfect~


  3. malia p (@livinmommylife)
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 14:57:59

    Yum! Never thought of eating it this way. Looks good!


  4. Couponing Away Debt (@CouponAwayDebt)
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 19:06:03

    I have never had Spaghetti Squash but this looks yummy!


  5. Krista
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 21:40:51

    I have been wondering about this! Especially since it is about to come into season, I wanted to know!


  6. Mel Cole
    Aug 22, 2013 @ 22:44:39

    Wow! Looks easy to prepare. Got to look one these squash and try this out.


  7. Thomas Chappell
    Aug 28, 2013 @ 09:39:48

    We have made this a couple times, It has been a while though. We might have to have this again soon. Maybe try to serve it out of the skin though. That is a really neat idea.


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