Easy Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash & Ideas To Serve It

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Cook Spaghetti Squash easily with our simple tutorial to add to one of our favorite spaghetti squash recipes shown here.  Tons of healthy gluten-free ideas!

I cook a lot with spaghetti squash and I’m often asked HOW to cook spaghetti squash 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 it’s 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.

Easy Way To Cook Spaghetti Squash & Ideas To Serve It

How to cook Spaghetti Squash

To cook spaghetti squash, first, you start by cutting it in half lengthwise.  I also prefer to wash off the outside of the squash just in case it has dirt on it that could transfer inside when cutting.

how to cook spaghetti squash

Next, you will scoop out all the seeds. I use a melon baller to easily remove seeds from the squash.  Some say they can be roasted like pumpkin seeds, but I have never tried them. I usually just add these to our compost bin.

how to cook spaghetti squash

Place the squash cut side down on a baking pan.  You can drizzle lightly with olive oil if you wish.  Whe you cook spaghetti squash, you usually add flavor in sauces or other ingredients, so it isn’t too important to season at this point.

how to cook spaghetti squash

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

how to cook spaghetti squash

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

how to cook spaghetti squash

Using a fork, scrape the squash away from the shell.  It will shred easily into “noodle” like pieces.  You can leave them in the squash for now, or scrape into a bowl.  That depends on what you will be using the spaghetti squash for once it is cooked.

how to cook spaghetti squash

The squash will look like short “noodles”.

how to cook spaghetti squash

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 that you now how to cook spaghetti squash, here’s some fun ways to serve it:

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 thoroughly 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

Knowing how to cook spaghetti squash opens you up to a world of possibilities in the kitchen.  From creating delicious gluten-free dishes like shown above, to simply seasoning with olive oil or butter and some Italian spices, you can serve up this healthy vegetable with any meal.

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Comments

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

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