The Best Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash

October 5, 2022

If you’ve ever wondered what the best way to cook spaghetti squash is, then look no further because this is it! This simple and easy way to cook spaghetti squash will ensure that you get long, pasta-like strands, every single time. Say goodbye to soggy, watery spaghetti squash forever, and be sure to save this post for all of your holiday cooking!

Spaghetti squash rings, laid out on a baking sheet, with a few forks twisted into them

Friends, fall is officially here, which means in addition to it being COOKBOOK SEASON, it is also spaghetti squash season. Can you believe it?! I don’t know about you, but to me, this year has flown by in the blink of an eye, and I can’t believe that it’s already time to start sharing all of my favorite fall recipes with all of you!

From my Creamy Butternut Squash Cauliflower Soup to my Easy One Pot Vegetarian Spaghetti, this season is all about rich, bold flavors and creamy, comforting textures. In fact, it might be safe to say that fall is my favorite food season. I just can’t get enough of the recipes this time of year!

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But anyway, let’s get back to the spaghetti squash, shall we?

The Secret to Cooking the Perfect Spaghetti Squash

The biggest secret to getting the perfect spaghetti squash, every time? Cut it into RINGS! When you cut the squash into rings, as opposed to just slicing it down the middle, you work with the strands, not against them, since the spaghetti squash strands run horizontally, in a circle, inside of the squash.

If you’ve ever wondered how your favorite food blogger manages to get those long, thin, noodle-like strands in their squash, this is the hack to doing it! Just make sure that you have an extra-sharp knife to cut through the tough squash. And if you still have trouble cutting through it, simply pop it in the microwave for a few seconds before slicing!

A spaghetti squash, sliced into rings, and laid out on a baking sheet alongside a small bowl of olive oil and a spoon.

How to Cook Your Spaghetti Squash for a Delightful Texture, Every Time

Once your spaghetti squash is cut into 1 1/2 inch thick rings, use a spoon or a melon baller to scoop out the seeds from the inside. Set them aside or discard them.

Next, while you’re preparing your spaghetti squash, preheat your oven to 400 F. Then, place your squash rings onto a baking sheet and brush them with olive oil and a generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper.

Finally, bake them 30-35 minutes, then remove them from the oven and let them cool. Once they’re cool, use a fork to separate the strands from the skin, and enjoy!

I hope you guys love this recipe! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment below and let me know what you think! And if you post to Instagram, I repost your remakes on my IG stories! xx

** Photography by Bea Moreno
Spaghetti squash rings, laid out on a baking sheet, with a few forks twisted into them
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/Vegan

The Best Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
SERVES 4 Servings
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If you've ever wondered what the best way to cook spaghetti squash is, then look no further because this is it! This simple and easy way to cook spaghetti squash will ensure that you get long, pasta-like strands, every single time. Say goodbye to soggy, watery spaghetti squash forever, and be sure to save this post for all of your holiday cooking!

Ingredients

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 400 F.
  • Next, prepare your spaghetti squash; using a sharp knife, slice it into 1 1/2 inch thick rounds. If you are unable to slice through the squash, simply pop it into the microwave for a few seconds before slicing.
  • Once you've cut your squash into rounds, use a spoon or a melon baller to gently scoop out the seeds from the inside. Discard them or set them aside.
  • Next, place your spaghetti squash rounds onto a baking sheet and brush them with olive oil. Then, sprinkle a generous pinch of sea salt and black pepper across them.
  • Finally, bake them in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until they are tender.
  • Remove them from the oven, and let cool.
  • Once they are cool, use a fork to gently separate the strands from the skin.
  • Serve as desired, and enjoy!

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