Roasted Spaghetti Squash


Make this delicious, healthy, and easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash recipe for a meal that will become an instant classic.


  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 2 pounds), halved and seeded

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ½ cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, for serving (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Drizzle squash flesh with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place cut side down on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Roast until squash is tender when pierced with a knife, about 1 hour.

  2. When cool enough to handle, gently scrape squash with a fork to remove flesh in long strands and transfer to a medium bowl. Toss with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, lemon juice, and parsley. Season with salt and red-pepper flakes and serve sprinkled with cheese, if desired.

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