Did you know that spaghetti squash is a wonderful alternative to pasta? It’s low in calories, providing about 30 calories per cup, and it’s very low in fat. It also provides Vitamin A including beta carotene (good for eye health), B and C. This winter squash has a mild flavor, making it versatile to use for sweet or savory dishes.
Enjoy this simple recipe on how to prepare spaghetti squash in the oven!
- 1 sharp knife
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 spoon
- 1 rectangular baking pan
- Enough parchment paper to cover bottom of baking pan
- Olive oil
- Salt and pepper (optional)
- 1 fork
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.
- Give the outside of your uncut spaghetti squash a good rinse!
- Using the sharp knife, start cutting from the stem to the bottom of the squash. You should have two lengthwise halves.
- Using your spoon, scoop out the seeds inside the squash.
- Drizzle olive oil into the halves. Sprinkle some salt and pepper if you’d like. Use your fingers to spread the oil and seasoning evenly.
- Place parchment paper on bottom of the baking pan.
- Place the squash halves face down onto the parchment paper.
- Bake for 45-50 minutes.
- Once ready and cooled enough to handle, use a fork to gently scrape the squash to create long strands.
- You can transfer the long strands into a bowl and serve with toppings. Or, if you’re like me, you can leave the strands in the squash half and eat directly from it!