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Simple Roasted Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Because a spaghetti squash is difficult to cut through when uncooked, we found that roasting it whole is the easiest way to prepare it for this spaghetti squash recipe. Follow this recipe, then use the strands of spaghetti squash to make one of our other recipes, like Spiced Squash Pancakes, Roasted Squash with Parmesan and Herbs, Spaghetti Squash Gratin, or Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash.

  • yield: Makes 6 cups
Photography: Standard

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Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (3 1/4 pounds)

Cook's Note

Refrigerate squash in an airtight container, up to 3 days.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 375 degrees. With a small sharp knife, prick squash all over. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and roast until tender when pierced with knife, about 1 hour 20 minutes, flipping halfway through. When cool enough to handle, halve lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Scrape squash with a fork to remove flesh in long strands.

Source
Everyday Food, January/February 2012

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Reviews (6)

  • 12 Oct, 2013

    Love spaghetti squash, but didn't eat it often because it is so hard to open. Well that is over now! thanks!

  • 5 Sep, 2013

    If you pop the whole squash in the microwave for 3-4 minutes the rind will soften enough to cut easily.

  • 29 Apr, 2013

    I love spaghetti squash but have always hated halving the uncooked squash in order to roast it. This method works great! It was easier to scoop out the seeds, too. One extra thing I did do was slice a little off one side, so that the squash would sit level in the pan and not roll around as I was putting it in and taking it out of the oven. The juices do leak out a little more this way, but cleanup was not a problem since I lined the pan with foil.

  • 23 Oct, 2012

    400 degrees for 1 hour also works great!

  • 16 Oct, 2012

    Is this method possible on pumpkins ?

  • 26 Jan, 2012

    This has to be the easiest way to cook a spaghetti squash. I will never do it any differently. I used the Parmesan and herbs recipe to serve.