How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

How to Prepare Spaghetti Squash

To Bake:

Preheat oven to 350º

Cut the squash in half lengthwise. (It is difficult to cut.) Remove the seeds and place cut side down on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes. Use a fork to pull the strands out. Toss with your favorite pasta sauce, parmesan cheese, or Italian seasonings.

To Microwave:

Cut the squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds. Place cut side down on a microwave safe dish with ½ cup of water. Cover with a lid or plastic wrap and cook on high for 8-12 minutes. Remove the strands with a fork.

To Boil:

In a pot large enough to hold the whole squash, bring water to a boil Drop the squash in and let it cook for 20-30 minutes. It is done when a fork easily pierces the skin and goes into the flesh.

In a Crock Pot:

Pierce the skin of the squash several times. Place the whole squash in the crock pot and add two cups of water. Cook on low 8-9 hours.

Nutrient information for ½ cup of spaghetti squash:

Calories 40
Fiber 3 grams
Fat 1 gram
Carbohydrate 9 grams
Protein 1 gram



More News