How to bake a Spaghetti Squash

09/13/2013 12:00 pm · 12 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

HOW TO BAKE A SPAGHETTI SQUASH, step by step guide with photos. jpgHow to bake a Spaghetti Squash

Have you ever had spaghetti squash?  It is a bazaar vegetable, but rather good.  You can boil them, bake them or even microwave them… But when I was about 15 my Mom was cooking one in the microwave for dinner, she had cut it in two.  But some how it sealed back together and next thing we knew it EXPLODED, blowing the microwave door open and strands of spaghetti squash all over the kitchen.  Scared us to death but we still laugh about it…… SO needless today I am a bit freaked out  by the thought of popping one of these into the microwave.  Instead I choose to bake mine.

First you will need to find a VERY SHARP and HEAVY duty knife of cleaver.  They are very hard to cut open.  I have found the easiest way is to make small jabs all the way around. Then go back around again, going a little deeper, then crack it open.

You will then need to scrap out the seeds and fibers in the middle, I do it with a spoon.

 Rub with a bit of olive oil, season with salt and pepper.  Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 375 degrees for 45 min- 115 minutes.  It depends on oven heat and how big your squash is.

 Once it is cooked, you can put a fork easily into the side and it will come off in strands that look just like spaghetti.

I like it plain with butter, and salt and pepper.

Or you can eat with red sauce and meat balls .

Fall is a great time to try these, as you can pick them up at a rather thrifty price since they are in season.

Have you tired them, and what is your favorite way to eat them?

Disclaimer: This post may or may not contain affiliate links.
SUBSCRIBE and never miss a thing!
Disclaimer and Official Rules for Sweepstakes

Leave a Comment: 12 comments

Filed Under: Light Recipes, Main / Dinner / Supper, Recipes

Tags: , , ,

19 comments
Jenn An Gel
Jenn An Gel

Yes! After the first time I got so use to it, it tasted weird to eat regular spaghetti \U0001f602. I never had issues cutting it. I always baked, never tried in the microwave though.

Teresa Maiden
Teresa Maiden

Have them cut it at the store. Its too dangerous to cut at home. Walmart is the only store I've ever had tell me they can't cut it for me...against their rules.

Jennifer Kerns
Jennifer Kerns

This guy is going to cut a finger tip that way. \U0001f601

CalvinCindyHenry
CalvinCindyHenry

If you put it upside down you don't need to use the foil to cover.


Alyssa-Joe Sale
Alyssa-Joe Sale

Oh my goodness I made this the other day with a cauliflower garlic cream sauce(almost like an Alfredo) that I found on Pinterest! It was amazing!!!!

Melinda
Melinda

This is awesome, I have been wondering how to cook them for awhile!!! thanks so much for sharing.

Marlene
Marlene

Hello... I am Mexican and and a mother of four... In my country we make this sweet dish with squash, pumpking and sweet potatoes... Anyway I have tried this spaguetti squash in the same dish and my kids absolutely love the dish even more!! I love your site by the way, thx for all the awsome tips!

Shana West
Shana West

My family and I love Spaghetti Squash. I have cooked it for years and hated having scrape the inside part out BUT, a few months ago I went to a Pampered Chef party and got their Core & More and it works wonderful to get it out. I am know haveing a party closing this week if any one would like one you can contact me at idonails_w@yahoo.com

Penny Rhoads
Penny Rhoads

Thanks for the recipe tip. I have never known how to prepare a spaghetti squash. I bought one a few years back & couldn't find anyone that knew how to cook it so needless to say it went bad and I had to throw it out, and I have never attempted again. Although I may have to try again now that I have seen your tip. Thank You Penny E. Rhoads Parish, NY

Tonya
Tonya

I love spaghetti squash!! It is so cool to look at and you can totally trick kids into eating it.

The Q-Tipping mom
The Q-Tipping mom

I have never cooked a Spaghetti Squash, But this sounds pretty easy!! Thanks so much for sharing! I had planned on having Spaghetti for supper tonight..we might just have to Healthy it up a little!

Previous post:

Next post: