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How to Bake Spaghetti Squash (+ A Few Fabulous Ways to Top It)

Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. It’s satisfying and can be served as a delicious entrée or side! Learn how to cook it below and top it to YOUR liking!

Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta.

It’s satisfying and can be served as a delicious entrée or side! Learn how to cook it below and top it to YOUR liking!

Why spaghetti squash?

Spaghetti squash (and zucchini noodles) are our main go-to’s when it comes to transforming traditionally carb-loaded meals into better options. Not only is squash drastically lower in carbs, it’s gluten-free and extremely nutrient dense.

Can I bake my spaghetti squash ahead?

You certainly can! If you are a fan of meal prepping (because it rocks!) you can bake your spaghetti squash ahead of time. Just scrape out the strands of “spaghetti” using a fork and store in the fridge.

If I’m in a pinch, can I microwave my spaghetti squash rather than bake it?

Yes, you can microwave spaghetti squash. Just make sure you pierce or score it with a knife beforehand.

What if the squash is exceptionally watery when I remove it from the oven?

We typically don’t have an issue with exceptionally watery squash BUT if this happens to you, put strands of spaghetti squash into a colander and place in the sink. Gently press with a paper towel or cheese cloth to allow any excess water to drain out.

How to serve your squash

As a side: You can plate your spaghetti squash as a side. Consider adding a little Pesto Sauce, Roasted Tomato Basil Marinara Sauce, parmesan cheese or serving it plain. Add a taste of honey and cinnamon for another mouthwatering flavor!

As a meal: Add homemade Meat Sauce, for a low-calorie, low-carb way to enjoy your spaghetti squash like you would pasta. Check out our Turkey, Spinach or Feta Meatballs and Chicken Parmesan recipes for two amazing ways to top your squash. Use a little spaghetti sauce, top with the meatballs or chicken and voilà!

Did you make this recipe?

If you make this Baked Spaghetti Squash, we would love to hear how it turned out! Leave a comment below sharing how you served it and what your family thought of it. We love hearing from you and your ideas inspire us all! Don’t forget to tag @fullforlifegal on Instagram so we can admire your masterpiece! 🌟

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How to Bake Spaghetti Squash (+ A Few Fabulous Ways to Top It)


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Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low-carb alternative to pasta. It’s satisfying and can be served as a delicious entrée or side! Learn how to cook it below and top it to YOUR liking!


Ingredients

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Toppings to Consider: Check for FfL-friendly ingredients if using a store-bought version

Optional Protein


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Optional: Using a sharp knife, poke a few small slits in the squash skin; poke in a dotted line along where you plan to slice the squash in half. Microwave squash 5-6 minutes; cool slightly. (Microwaving the squash softens the hard shell, making it easier to cut in half.)
  3. Wash, dry and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scoop out seeds.
  4. Drizzle or lightly brush face of spaghetti squash with EVOO. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  5. Place spaghetti squash, cut side down, on roasting pan or parchment paper. Bake until fully cooked. Depending on size, approximately 45-60 minutes. Remove from oven and let rest until cool enough to handle.
  6. Eat out of the shell or use a fork to scrape spaghetti squash onto a plate.

As a side:

  1. You can plate your spaghetti squash as a side. Consider adding a little pesto, homemade spaghetti sauce, parmesan cheese or serving it plain. Add a taste of honey and cinnamon for another mouthwatering flavor!

As a meal:

  1. Add homemade sauce for a low-calorie, low-carb way to enjoy your spaghetti squash like you would pasta. Check out the FfL Turkey Meatball and Chicken Parmesan recipes for two amazing ways to top your squash. Use a little spaghetti sauce, top with the meatballs or chicken and voilà!

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Always check for FfL-friendly ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 2 min
  • Cook Time: 60 min
  • Category: Recipes
  • Method: Prep Now, Cook Later, Sheet Pan, Too Easy

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