How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: healthy, how to, spaghetti squash
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 210 kcal
Author: Megan Gilmore
The noodle-like strands of cooked spaghetti squash pair perfectly with your favorite pasta sauce, while being naturally gluten-free! Loaded with range of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, folate and manganese, it's not only delicious, but also a nutritious addition to your meal rotation.


  • One spaghetti squash


  1. Preheat your oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with a Silpat or parchment paper.
  2. Wash off the outer shell of the squash, and cut it in half, lengthwise. (This is the hardest part-- be careful!)
  3. Use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds, then place the squash halves cut-side-down on the lined baking sheet.
  4. Roast in the oven for 30-45 minutes at 400F, depending on the size of your squash.
  5. When the spaghetti squash is ready, the skin should be easily pierced with a fork.
  6. Using a fork, scrape it along the flesh to reveal the noodle-like strands and serve immediately!