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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash. A quick, step-by-step video tutorial to cook this naturally gluten-free, paleo-friendly vegetable (and pasta alternative).
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (Easily)

Spaghetti squash is a great fall vegetable. There are a few different ways to cook spaghetti squash, but roasting in the oven always makes for the most delicious flavor. Watch the video above to see how easy it is to cook!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: How to Cook Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash, Spaghetti Squash Recipe
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 182.1kcal
Author: Lisa Bryan


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Carefully slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and use a large spoon to scoop out the seeds. Note: if it's really difficult to slice, you can microwave it for a couple of minutes to soften the outside flesh.
  • Coat the inside of the spaghetti squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Turn the spaghetti squash upside down on a baking tray and cook for 35-45 minutes, depending on the size. You'll know it's done when the top of the spaghetti squash can be easily pierced with a knife and the underside edges have become golden.
  • Let the spaghetti squash cool to the touch, then use a fork to scrape the inside to create long strands of spaghetti squash noodles. Serve immediately.


  • Spaghetti squash are notoriously difficult to slice. Make sure your knife is sharpened and take extra care when cutting. See my note in the directions about microwaving as well.
  • If you need new baking trays, I highly recommend these heavy duty baking trays that won't warp in the oven.


Calories: 182.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 29.3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7.9g | Saturated Fat: 7.9g | Sodium: 81.8mg | Fiber: 6.4g | Sugar: 11.5g