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09.6.13

Spaghetti Sauce

I cook a lot with spaghetti squash and I’m often asked HOW to cook it so I’ve put together a quick tutorial to show you how easy it is to cook spaghetti squash. The second most asked question is what to do with the spaghetti squash after its cooked. There are lots of options once the spaghetti squash is cooked, but the easiest way to serve it is to treat it just like spaghetti noodles and toss with marinara sauce. I’ll share lots of other ways to serve spaghetti squash after I show you how to cook it.

Spaghetti Squash

Cut the spaghetti squash in half, length wise.

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Scoop out all the seeds. I use a melon baller to easily remove seeds from the squash.

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Place the squash cut side down on a baking pan.

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Cook in a 350 degree oven for 30-40 minutes or until done. Insert a fork into the squash to check for tenderness.

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The squash may be a little brown on the edges. That is completely fine.

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Using a fork, scrape the squash away from the shell.

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The squash will look like short “noodles”.

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A medium squash will easily feed a family of 3 or 4, depending on how hungry your crew is.

Spaghetti Squash Recipes

See, didn’t I tell you it was easy? Now, here’s the best part, fun ways to serve spaghetti squash:

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Spaghetti Squash Spaghetti

Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Recipe

Ingredients:
1 Spaghetti squash, cooked
2 eggs
8 ounces freshly shredded parmesan cheese
Pizza toppings of choice
Directions:
Combine spaghetti squash with eggs & cheese. Mix thoroughly and press mixture into a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 30-40 minutes until crust is throughly cooked and slightly crisp. Top with favorite pizza toppings and bake until cheese is melted and toppings are heated through. Remove from oven. Let slightly cool, serve warm.

I found four other delicious ways to serve Spaghetti Squash. Click on the photo or link to go directly to the original blog post (recipes and images belong to the respective owners).

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

SSLasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

spaghetti squash Curry

Spaghetti Squash Curry

Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice

Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice

How do you like to serve spaghetti squash?

5 Comments

  1. Nikki
    Posted September 27, 2013 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Great info! I just made spaghetti squash and served it up as regular spaghetti. My two year old didn’t even notice. It was delicious! Couldn’t believe I actually enjoyed it too. This will make our lives so much healthier. xx Thanks for the recipes!

  2. Posted September 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    You’re welcome. It is really good in so many recipes.

  3. Kari
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    I’m new to spaghetti squash – I’ve never eaten it. But my husband says he likes it, so I’m going to try it! Question – can the cooked squash halves be frozen? or would I clean out the shells and freeze it? or can’t it be frozen at all? Any advice you share will be greatly appreciated.

  4. Posted October 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kari,

    I’ve never tried freezing it, but I think you might be able to cook it and then freeze it. I would bake it, clean out the shells and freeze the excess. Let me know how it works for you. I really need to give this a try.

    Good Luck,
    Deb

  5. jay
    Posted November 30, 2013 at 3:17 am | Permalink

    Instead of taking time baking/cooking it in the oven, you can do same in microwave much faster and cleaner. Cut side down.