This is the EASIEST way I know to cook a spaghetti squash. It’s SOS-free (that’s salt, oil, and sugar-free), with not even any additional water added to the pan. It comes out perfect every time! The directions are below, but do watch through the video demo for some important tips!
Easy Way to Cook Spaghetti Squash
Wash the squash, then cut it in half, either lengthwise or crosswise. The seeds can be scrapped out with the tip of a spoon at this point, or after it is roasted. Place the halves, cut side down, on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place in a preheated 400F oven until the squash can fairly easily be poked with a fork or sharp knife. Remove from oven and allow to cool until it can be easily handled. Turn the squash over and loosen the strands with a fork. Use the cooked squash as needed for your recipe. EASY!
Note: If you prefer not to use parchment paper, the squash can be roasted on a clean, dry glass baking dish. Simply place the halves cut side down on the dish and place it in your 400F oven on the rack in the middle. About 10 minutes into the baking process, slightly move the halves around to loosen them from the glass pan and prevent sticking. They should be fine thereafter, and finish baking as usual.
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.