Spaghetti Squash Simplified

I haven’t delved much into recipe blog posts at this point, mainly because I am not a pro photographer and a lot of times food that is super scrummy can look disgusting when photographed with a normal camera.  But, I had to share this amazing technique for preparing spaghetti squash because it has definitely made a ‘once in a while’ type veggie into a ‘regular appearances’ one because it is just SO darn easy.

Spaghetti Squash Simplified

Step 1 – Heat Oven to 375F.

Step 2 – Place whole, unpeeled spaghetti squash on a baking tray and bake for 40-60 min depending on the size of your squash.  Poke it with a fork to see if it’s done, the fork should go in easily.

Step 3 – Let spaghetti squash cool a bit.  Slice off the stem and then cut it lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

Step 4 – Use a fork to pull out all the strands. That’s it!

I usually just mix mine with some melted butter and fresh parsley in a big wok on the stove and just heat until it’s warm enough to eat again.  Add salt & pepper. YUM!  Another good option would be to sautee a bit of minced or pressed garlic in the butter for a minute or two before mixing in the squash. This technique can, of course, be used for any kind of squash.


So, what used to be a huge hassle (cutting that thing raw was a NIGHTMARE, and deseeding it was way harder too), is now SO simple and easy.  Since a kid or two is always being injured, or needing hugs, or fighting, or lost the piece of paper they just had causing a huge fit of drama, something as simple as just throwing it in the oven makes ‘starting supper’ a lot easier.

Have you tried spaghetti squash?  What’s your favourite recipe?  Share with us in the comments below!


This post is linked up at:

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Cooking From a Stay at Home Mom

Keeping it Simple



  • Kim

    Spaghetti squash has easily become one of my go to meals. My girlfriend recently made some spaghetti squash fritters..It was amazing!
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      Those sound amazing! Why didn’t I think of making them into fritters?! Maybe my kids would actually eat it if I did that 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing this idea – I hated cutting it raw I was always afraid I’d hurt myself!
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      I know! It seems super dangerous trying to saw through a spaghetti squash raw! This totally solves that problem, it is a million times easier.

  • I’ve always wanted to try this but thought it was really complicated. You make it look really easy, will try it. This is much more healthy than pasta.
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      It is definitely a nice change from pasta, but there are so many more things you can do with it too!

  • Jane @Limeade Gal

    I love spaghetti squash! I like to bake it then plate it with spaghetti meat sauce. Unfortunately, where I am living now, rarely carries it in the stores. Next time I can find some I’ll have to try out your recipe.

  • We tried making spaghetti squash years ago. It was an epic fail. Not sure if it’s because we’re not squash people or we just had the wrong recipe. Thanks for sharing yours!

  • I make spaghetti squash all of the time – one of my favorite pasta substitutes 🙂

  • I can’t wait to try 🙂
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  • Thank you for a super simple way to prepare a healthy dinner!
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  • I never tried this but it looks so interesting! I’d love to taste it.
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  • I remember being at my grandmothers house helping her make spaghetti squash! So good!
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  • Yummy! This sounds delicious! I’ve never tried spaghetti squash before.
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  • I’ve never tried it, so thanks for making it so clear how to cook it!
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      you will love it! 🙂