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How to Bake Spaghetti Squash

Baked Spaghetti Squash is one of my favorite ways to add a healthy vegetable to some of my favorite fall recipes. This post will teach you how to bake spaghetti squash in the oven for the perfect side dish or to use as a base for your favorite pasta sauces.
Course Gluten-Free
Cuisine American
Keyword baked spaghetti squash, how long to cook spaghetti squash, how to bake spaghetti squash
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Calories 126kcal
Author Lauren Keating

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or avocado oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. 
  • Drizzle the inside of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place the spaghetti squash cut side down on the baking sheet and use a fork to poke holes in the skin. 
  • Roast for 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside, fork-tender, but still a little bit firm. The time will vary depending on the size of your squash.
  • Remove from the oven and flip the squash so that it’s cut side up. When cool to the touch, use a fork to fluff the spaghetti strands from the insides of the squash.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/4 squash | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 117mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g