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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

Use this simple step-by-step guide for How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the oven for a delicious and healthy side dish, lunch, or dinner recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Side, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 299kcal
Author: Rebecca Hubbell



  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Poke the squash all over with a fork or paring knife and place the squash in the microwave for 3 to 5 minutes depending on size. This will soften the squash and make it easier to cut in half before baking.
  • Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out all of the pulp and seeds.
  • Place the two halves cut-side down in a lipped roasting pan. (Optional) Pour just enough water into the pan to cover the bottom.
  • Bake for 30 to 50 minutes depending on the size of the squash. A smaller squash will cook faster.
  • The squash is cooked once you can stick a fork through the skin.
  • Use a fork to scrape out the squash halves, the squash should have a stringy spaghetti look to it.
  • Toss with butter or olive oil and salt and pepper or even marinara sauce and garnish with parsley.


Calories: 299kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 164mg | Potassium: 1042mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 1160IU | Vitamin C: 20.3mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 3mg