How to Make Spaghetti Squash. My favorite, baked. But you can also roast it or boil it! And it’s so much better than pasta.
How to Make Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash. I think, “Yum!” Don thinks, “Yuck. Have that when I’m not home.” So I do. It’s gluten free. Low in calories, and tastes great as a substitute for spaghetti. I love the stuff.
It’s easy to make. My favorite is baked. But you can:
Boil it: Boil it whole in a large pot of water for about an hour. Then cut in half and remove the seeds. Flake the flesh with a fork so it looks like spaghetti. (Kind of hard to do because it’s so flaming hot.)
Bake it: Whole or cut. I prefer to cut it in half, remove the seeds an bake it cut side down for about 45 minutes to an hour. Or you can bake it whole (prick it a few times like you do a baked potato to let the steam out) for about an hour at 350F degrees and then cut it in half and remove the seeds. That’s harder, though. The thing is hot!
Roast it: Cut in half, remove the seeds, brush with olive oil and roast it at 425F degrees for about 40 minutes until it starts to brown. (Easy peasy.)
I think the easiest is to cut it, seed it and bake it, so I’m giving you that method in the recipe. Serve it hot with some Pasta Sauce or butter and other veggies (like peas). Or try it my Roasted Spaghetti Squash and Citrus recipe. MMMMMMMmmmmm.
What You Need
You need a good chef’s knife, a measuring cup, and a roasting pan or baking sheet. But do yourself a favor and buy a whole set of good knives and pans.
How to Make Spaghetti Squash Recipe
How to Make Spaghetti Squash
A low-cal, low-carb, low-fat alternative to pasta.
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1/2 cup water
- Heat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Cut the squash in half lengthwise.
- Scrape out the seeds.
- Put about an inch of water in a flat pan that will fit the squash.
- Bake the squash in the pan cut side down for about 45 minutes to one hour until tender.
- Remove from oven and flake the flesh with a fork so it looks like spaghetti.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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