Baked Spaghetti Squash

Baking improves flavor and texture of this winter squash.
Note: Preheat Oven to 375 degrees F


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash, about 2-3 pounds.
  • Shallow Baking Pan
  • Spaghetti Sauce (any type)


  1. Cut squash in half, length-wise
  2. Remove the seeds and fibers
  3. Brush the cut side with the olive oil
  4. Place in baking pan, cut-side down
  5. Bake for approximately 35-45 minutes, or until fork-tender (Squash is ready when the fork easily pierces the rind)
  6. Let the squash cool for 5 minutes
  7. Use a fork to scrape along the SHORT SIDE of the squash. (Surprisingly, side-to-side scraping gives better "strands" of spaghetti-like squash than scraping length-wise)
  8. Serve with your favorite spaghetti sauce. We like to add fresh-shaved parmesan cheese, too.