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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Learn How to Cook Spaghetti Squash simply in the oven. A really great veggie side dish, or even make it as main dish to enjoy all winter long!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: spaghetti squash, vegan
Servings: 2 portions
Author: Savoring Italy

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash approximately 2lbs
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking tray (or casserole) with parchment paper.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Using a spoon (or ice-cream scooper) scrape out seeds and any stringy bits inside (keep the seeds to roast them, if you like).
  • Drizzle the olive oil on the inside. Sprinkle on salt and pepper. Rub it all in.
  • Place squash cut side down on parchment lined trays. This recipe yields one squash (two halves). You could bake 4 halves (2 squash) at a time on a large baking sheet (just up the olive oil, salt and p Bake 30-40 minutes until tender and the sides are nice and caramelized.
  • Let cool for a 5 (or more) minutes (it will be very hot to touch!!). Using a spatula, carefully flip over and use a fork to separate the squash into strands.
  • Season with additional olive oil, salt and pepper, if desired. Enjoy as is or with a favorite sauce or topping.

Notes

Storage suggestions: Baked spaghetti squash will keep well in the refrigerator, covered, for up to 5 days. Just reheat before serving.
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