How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash

How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash

By January 23, 2014

  • Prep Time : 5 minutes
  • Cook Time : 55 minutes

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.

Give the spaghetti squash a good wash (to get any dirt off) and dry it very well. You do not want it to be slippery.

The outside shell of a spaghetti squash is very hard. BE CAREFUL as you start to cut into it.

Cut the top off. Then, proceed to cut the squash down the middle, lengthwise.
TIP: I found that using a sturdy knife and making smaller slits about 1 inch apart and then twisting the knife gently to create a natural crack, thus connecting the cut slits, works pretty well.

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Once you have two sides, use a large metal spoon and scoop out the seeds (toss them in the trash).

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Place both halves (open side up) on a roasting pan or 9X13 pan. Spray thoroughly with Olive Oil Cooking spray (salt and pepper is optional).

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Roast/bake for 45-55 minutes. When tested with a fork, the squash should feel very tender.

Let cool for about 5 minutes or until you can handle it enough to begin scraping the insides with a fork. (If the spaghetti squash strands stick together, just gently pull them apart with your hands).

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Enjoy and be sure to share recipes you use your spaghetti squash with on SpicyGal.com under "Submit a recipe!" We'd love to hear your deeelish ideas!

This Spaghetti Squash on it's own is 0 Weight Watchers PointsPlus per serving.

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How to Roast Spaghetti Squash - Gluten Free - Vegan

I am seeing spaghetti squash used as a substitute for noodles more and more. GASP!! I know, I know. I was skeptical at first too. That is, until I gave it a shot. And… I am hooked!

This vegetable is seriously filling and pairs perfectly with sautéed vegetables and light olive oil sauce or your traditional meatballs and marinara sauce. The texture is a bit more crunchy than a noodle but somehow works perfectly.

My kids loved the squash with just a bit of butter and salt. Seeing them gobble it down made me one happy mamma!

I would strongly suggest giving this a try!

Replace the noodles in this Italian Chicken Spaghetti with Roasted Spaghetti Squash!

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Or give this Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Vegetables a try. So yummy!

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