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Simple Spaghetti Squash

This squash looks intimidating to cook but it's really simple and the payoff is delicious.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, January/February 2004


  • 2-pound spaghetti squash
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. With a fork, pierce squash all over. Place on a baking sheet; bake, turning squash once, until easily pierced with the tip of a paring knife, 45 to 60 minutes. (You may also microwave pierced squash on high for 10 to 15 minutes.)

  2. Halve squash crosswise; scoop out seeds. Working over a medium bowl, use a fork to gently scrape flesh in a circular motion to release strands. Add butter; generously season with coarse salt and ground pepper. Toss gently.

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