Aerial shot of spaghetti squash
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash: Easy Recipe

You can prepare this squash in a number of ways, including steaming, baking and microwaving. Cutting the squash open and baking is the preferred method for many at-home cooks.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Resting Time5 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Spaghetti Squash
Appliance: oven
Servings: 2 people
Author: John Staughton (BASc, BFA)


  • 1 winter squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees and line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Slice off the top and bottom of the squash, and then cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  • Scoop out the seeds and discard (or save to roast them later!).
  • Rub olive oil on the inside of the squash. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Place them cut-side down and bake for 45-55 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes.
  • Using a fork, shred the inner walls of the squash, revealing the spaghetti-like strands of this aptly named squash!
    Aerial shot of spaghetti squash