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Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti squash is a low carb dish that can be used anywhere you'd use pasta. Learn how to cook spaghetti squash with any of these three easy methods.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash 2-3 pounds

Instructions

Oven Method:

  • Preheat oven to 425ยบ F.
  • Using a sharp paring knife, pierce the spaghetti squash about 5-8 times over the top of the squash. Place spaghetti squash on a rimmed baking sheet and bake whole for 45 minutes to one hour. The spaghetti squash is done when it is tender to the touch and you can easily pierce a fork into the skin. Remove from oven and allow to cool until just able to handle. Using a fork, scrape the stringy flesh of the squash to form long strands or "noodles". Serve as you would noodles.

Slow Cooker Method:

  • Place spaghetti squash into the ceramic insert of the slow cooker and cook on low for 4 hours. Remove from slow cooker and allow to cool until just able to handle. Using a fork, scrape the stringy flesh of the squash to form long strands or "noodles". Serve as you would noodles.

Microwave Method:

  • Using a sharp chef's knife, carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half. Remove the seeds and stringy pieces in the center of the squash. pierce the spaghetti squash about 5-8 times over the top of the squash. Brush the insides of the spaghetti squash with melted butter or olive oil and sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Microwave on 80% power at 3 minute intervals until the spaghetti squash is tender to the touch and easily pierced with a fork, about 12-15 minutes. Remove from microwave and allow to cool until just able to handle.
  • Using a fork, scrape the stringy flesh of the squash to form long strands or "noodles". Serve as you would noodles.