How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

Total time: 20 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 2 people
By Cookist
Spaghetti Squash
1 head
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
Olive oil
3 tbsp
Vegetable Oil
3 tbsp

Whether you are looking for a great side dish or a substitute for regular noodles, this simple spaghetti squash recipe is great! Serve this spaghetti squash along with a red tomato sauce, butter and parmesan cheese or with any kind of sauce you would normally pair with wheat noodles. This ‘pasta' dish is a much healthier and nutrient packed dinner than any normal noodle could provide. Eat this spaghetti squash hot or cold, it is perfect either way!

How to cook spaghetti squash

  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half then scoop out and discard the seeds.
  • Place the squash halves in a casserole dish with the center facing upwards.
  • Slice the garlic and place the slices along the ‘bowl' of the spaghetti squash, covering the center completely
  • Mix the olive oil and vegetable oil together in a small bowl then drizzle all over the squash pieces. Sprinkle with the salt and pepper and place in a 350 ̊F oven
  • Bake the squash for 40 minutes, remove from the oven and allow to cool enough so that you can easily hold the squash- about 20 minutes
  • Use a fork to scrape out the squash and separate it into ‘noodles'. Toss with any sauce, vegetables or topping that you'd like and serve hot or cold!


-Don't discard the garlic that roasted along with the squash but instead, work it into your recipe. Melted butter and parmesan cheese will go great with the garlic and spaghetti squash and is super easy to make!
-If you are using a red sauce on top of this squash, do not add too much or it may weigh down the squash noodles and make them mushy. Add a little bit at a time and try not to over stir.
– You can bake the butternut squash in the oven. Add butter to the hole you have after taking out the seeds. Salt and pepper it and baked for about 45 degrees at 350 or 375.

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