How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

I couldn’t tell you why it took me so long to purchase a spaghetti squash, but now that I’ve tried it there’s no turning back. These squashes are huge, produce so many varied recipes, and are cheap as heck!!! 

My favorite way to prepare spaghetti squash is to roast it in the oven then use a fork to scrape it. What’s your favorite recipe withspaghetti squash as the star?

Spaghetti SquashRoasted Spaghetti Squash

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

1 spaghetti squash
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line and spray a baking sheet.

2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

3. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

4. Arrange squash cut-side down onto the baking sheet.

5. Place into oven and roast until tender, about 30-45 minutes.

6. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.

7. When cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the squash to create long spaghetti-like strands.

Enjoy with your favorite sauce and toppings!

Tip: I’ve found that microwaving your spaghetti squash for 3 minutes before cutting it makes it easier.

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23 thoughts on “How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

  1. Microwaving spaghetti squash for a few minutes before cutting is a must. I love filling mine with enchilada or taco toppings for a gluten free and healthy alternative 🙂

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  2. I need to try this, can you believe I still have never tried spaghetti squash? Thank you for sharing!

    Ingrid |

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  3. I keep wanting to buy spaghetti squash but I’m always too afraid I’ll mess it up. This post was great because it gave me the confidence to try it. I definitely know I want to use it for spaghetti. My friends rave how much healthier it is.

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  4. I have such a love/hate relationship with spaghetti squash. I’ve tried it a couple times, but still have a hard time with the texture. And I don’t care what anyone says…it doesn’t taste like spaghetti 🙂 But I know it’s good for me, so I need to give it another shot. Pinning this for when that time comes

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