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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Updated on November 11, 2014

I absolutely love spaghetti squash, and it is such a simple and healthy option instead of carb and calorie ridden pasta noodles. You can substitute spaghetti squash for recipes where it calls for spaghetti.

This recipe will yield four servings. The total cook time is approximately 1 hour and 10 minutes. This is a very easy to make, and it tastes absolutely yummy.


  • 1 spaghetti squash, it should weigh anywhere from 2 1/2 to 3 pounds.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of unsalted butter, this will be about 1/4 of a stick of butter.
  • Add about two good pinches of fresh grated nutmeg. Some people don't like nutmeg, so add or decrease as much as you like.
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmigiano cheese.
  • Add salt and ground pepper to your liking.


1. Pre-hear the oven 375 degree.

2. Cut squash in half, cutting it longways.

3. Place aluminum foil on a baking sheet.

4. Place squash open side facing up.

5. Take a metal spoon and scoop away the seeds.

6. Bake the squash for 60 minutes, then let the squash cool for 15-minutes.

7. In a sauté pan, heat the garlic and butter for two minutes.

8. Take a fork, and scrape the inside of the squash longways.

9. Place the squash noodles in a mixing bowl.

10. Add the garlic, butter, parmesean, and oregeno, and stir in.

11. Garnish with parsley and enjoy.

Nutritional Facts

This is the nutritional facts for the squash alone. add this number to the ingredients which you have added.

Calories 35 per cup.

Total Fat 0.4

Saturated fat 0.3

Polyunsaturated fat 0.9

gMonounsaturated fat 1g

Sodium 19 mg

Potassium 110 mg

Carbohydrate 8g

Dietary fiber 2.2 g

Sugar 2.9

Protein 0.7 g

Vitamin C 5%

Calcium 3%

Iron 2%

Vitamin D 2%

Vitamin B- 70%

Vitamin B-120%Magnesium


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    • goatfury profile image

      Andrew Smith 

      3 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Excellent, super easy recipe.

    • Country-Sunshine profile image

      Country Sunshine 

      3 years ago from Texas

      I hate to sound ignorant, but does it taste anything like spaghetti? I'm trying to get away from pasta, rice, etc, but am not fond of squash. I've often thought of trying this, but hate to spend the time & money if it tastes like a veggie!

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      Glenn Stok 

      3 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I make a lot of various meals with spaghetti squash. I usually include black olives and onions. Your recipe is another alternative that I will plan to try soon. Sounds delicious.

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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 

      3 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

      I love spaghetti squash! For years now I have been preparing it. I am also a tofu fanatic.

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      Alli Rose Smith 

      4 years ago from Washington, DC

      Thanks, Besarien, your son has some good taste!

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      4 years ago

      This is the only kind of "pasta" I can get my son to eat lately. He has decided he doesn't eat gluten anymore.

      Nice hub! Clear directions and gorgeous photos. BTW you can also toast the seeds, shell them, and mix in the pepitas with the squash or the sauce for extra protein. I do that when I feel ambitious. Otherwise I plant them in the veg patch for the squirrels to dig up :)


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