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Quick and Easy Spaghetti squash!

Updated on September 24, 2013

Delicious Spaghetti Squash

How to oven bake spaghetti squash in 30 min. I love this little yellow squash!

Only a few simple ingredient are needed for this vegan dish .

This squash is so mild tasting that kids will also love it !

How to bake spaghetti squash like a pro!:) - its easy!

baked spaghetti squash
baked spaghetti squash

Preheat your oven to 450 F

-Buy a nice sized and fairly heavy spaghetti squash.

-Cut it in half lengthwise with a very sharp knife as these are tough shelled little guys:)

-Once you cut it in half scrape out the loose seeds and lightly oil the flesh with organic , extra virgin olive oil (EVOO:)

-I like to sprinkle with a bit of pink Himilayan salt and place a few sprigs of fresh organic oregano and thyme on the flesh before baking.

-Lay the cut side of the squash onto a parchment lined baking pan and put into the oven.

After 25 min poke the shell with a sharp knife to see if it is done. You will know its done when the tip pierces the shell easily...max 30 min.

Remove from the oven and let sit for a few min, then turn flesh side up.

You are now ready to use your fork and scrape the flesh from the shell...its shreds like little spaghetti noodles!

Scrape into a little bowl, onto a plate or put the whole 1/2 squash on a plate and eat the whole thing!

I do all the time....yum!

At this stage you can season any way you choose as this squash is very gentle on the palate and accepts many flavours as a compliment . I most times just put a little bit of coconut oil on and dig in but have enjoyed it with diced up fresh organic tomatoe and fresh basil mixed into the shredded noodles as well:) Your taste buds and imagination are the limit...and this is great in a lunch box day 2 eaten cold as well:) Happy eating!

Shreds up like little noodles! - Kids will love this as much as adults.

Just scrape a fork over the tender baked squash and this is what you get! Cool huh! And yummy too:)
Just scrape a fork over the tender baked squash and this is what you get! Cool huh! And yummy too:)

Things to make the cooking easy, fun and tasty - items for cooking a great squash

The little things that you will need to get the job done!

Good Cook Set Of 3 Non-Stick Cookie Sheet
Good Cook Set Of 3 Non-Stick Cookie Sheet

Always better to have more than one! These are a great buy!

 
Norpro Colored Wood Bowl, 3-Cups, 24-Ounces
Norpro Colored Wood Bowl, 3-Cups, 24-Ounces

Love these gorgeous bowls a great gift too!

 
Le Creuset Stoneware 16" Oval Serving Platter, Cerise (Cherry Red)
Le Creuset Stoneware 16" Oval Serving Platter, Cerise (Cherry Red)

This line is second to none! and always beautiful.

 

Spaghetti squash stuffed with Red peppers , garlic and herbs - this is so good!

stuff spaghetti squash
stuff spaghetti squash

Just follow all the original directions but add some chopped peppers/red/yellow cherry tomatoes and sprigs of

fresh basil, oregano , thyme . Put everything in the hollow squash , place the parchment on top holding everything in place and turn onto your baking sheet. Its easy;)

"Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food"

— Hippocrates
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fill the hollow with veg and herbsturn onto baking sheet covered with parchmentbake (those are pears beside the squash...very sweet and delicious:)
fill the hollow with veg and herbs
fill the hollow with veg and herbs
turn onto baking sheet covered with parchment
turn onto baking sheet covered with parchment
bake (those are pears beside the squash...very sweet and delicious:)
bake (those are pears beside the squash...very sweet and delicious:)

Lets share ideas?

Talk to me friend! - Whatcha thinkin?:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @silla lm: Im not sure where you live...but this squash is so good! :) very mild in flavour....but good for you:)

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      silla lm 4 years ago

      I've never heard of spaghetti squash before, not sure if we get it here. Does it taste good?

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @Johanna Eisler: so ...you already know:) so good right! :) thank you for stopping in:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @conniec123: stop by again after you have ventured out into doing it yourself....so easy it will make you smile:) I promise.....

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @choosehappy: so thankful that you stopped by:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @chezchazz: you grew some ! ....im jealous:) and thanks for stopping in.....my recipes are very simple....and sometimes...simple is the best:) Stop by again.....

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      Chazz 4 years ago from New York

      We actually grew spaghetti squash this summer for the first time - they're almost ripe and I've bookmarked your page to try some of your ideas. Thanks - timing could not have been better!

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      Vikki 4 years ago from US

      I just made this for the first time this summer; yummy! Great tutorial!

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      Connie Clyburn 4 years ago

      I've had spaghetti squash in restaurants, but never fixed it at home. Thanks for this great lens -- it looks really easy and I'm going to try it at home!

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      Johanna Eisler 4 years ago

      I remember the first time I saw spaghetti squash - it was amazing! Whip up some yummy homemade spaghetti sauce, and what a meal! :)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @WeeCatCreations1: Thanks for saying hello...and sharing your love for spaghetti squash:) and no...its not pasta for sure and im good with that:) but kids LOVE the shredding aspect of it for some reason:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @Gypzeerose: If you have never baked it .....get one soon!:) so easy and good:) Thank you for stopping by with your comments:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @GeorgeneMBramlage: Thank you for the lovely comments:) and yes...i LOVE it...and kids for sure will eat this...its mild in flavour....so many possibilities for preparing it:)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I have never tried this, but now I am inspired to try the spaghetti squash. I liked it that your recipe went beyond just putting pasta sauce on it. Pinned to my vegetarian board

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      I'm thinking I am glad to see pictures and instructions from someone who has actually cooked spaghetti squash, enjoys it and vouches for kids eating it. This is another idea for my "to-do" list. Thanks!

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      Susan Caplan McCarthy 4 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I love spaghetti squash! However, I can never pretend that it is pasta.

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @writerkath: If you try it my way let me know what you think?:) Thank you for stopping by :)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @kristalulabelle: If you finally buy it and try it...let me know what you think:) Its so easy to do....mild in flavour and good for you.....:)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @DebW07: Its so easy to make and good for you:) Thanks for stopping in:)

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      writerkath 4 years ago

      I have a spaghetti squash on the counter even as I write this, wondering WHAT to do with it! I do believe you've just helped me decide! Looks yummy!

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      Kristen 4 years ago from Wisconsin

      I have always been curious to try spaghetti squash but have avoided it, thinking it would be difficult to make. You have definitely proven me wrong and now I can't wait to try it!

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      DebW07 4 years ago

      I've been making spaghetti squash lately and it is really good. My family really enjoys it.

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @suepogson: I hope you enjoy it as much as i do if you make the squash:) Come back again...:) and thank you for the compliment:)

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      suepogson 4 years ago

      That looks really appetizing - thanks for the idea.

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      This one is very simple but healthy and tastes great. Its also good if you cut up red peppers and some fresh herbs...i used basil...and put in the hollow of the squash before you turn it over onto the parchment....:) Enjoy:)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Dinner tomorrow...so thrilled to have all of these great new recipes to try. Hubby is looking forward to it, he's smiling as I type. (looks like his mouth is watering actually)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Nice lens, goo luck on the GoodVeg Club Quest for Super-Easy Veg Meal Ideas or Why Veg

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @anonymous: Thank you for stopping by and for your well wishes !:)

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      WinWriter 4 years ago

      I do love spaghetti squash. Such a great substitute for regular pasta. Thanks for the tips. I'd never thought of just putting coconut oil on top. :)

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      Tami-Lynn 4 years ago from North Vancouver

      @aka-rms: Hi and thank you for stopping by:) Enjoy your squash !;)

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      Robin S 4 years ago from USA

      Thanks for the tips! I have one in the fridge right now.