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Baked spaghetti squash recipe on white plate

How to cook spaghetti squash (quick and easy)

Shana Thomas
Learn to cook spaghetti squash using this easy guide. This guide includes everything from roasting, baking, instant pot, and the microwave. Enjoy!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Course Dinner,, Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 50 kcal


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp grapeseed oil sub for oil of your choice


  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise using a sharp knife.*
  • Once the squash is cut in half, scoop out the seeds with a large spoon and place them in a container for roasting later.  
  • Then add the squash to a baking tray. Next, drizzle with grapeseed oil and sprinkle with salt and black pepper.
  • Turn the squash cut side down and roast in the oven for 35-40 minutes. It depends on the size of your squash.
  • Remove from the oven to cool for a few minutes. Once cooled, the top side may be caved in a little as it just means it's cooked through. 
  • Flip your squash back over again and use a fork to gently scrape the inside. 
  • The spaghetti squash will naturally form spaghetti-like strands that are ready to eat as is or added to any recipe of your choice. Enjoy!


* If the spaghetti squash is too firm, put it in the microwave for a few minutes.
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