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A fork shreds a roasted spaghetti squash.
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How to Bake Spaghetti Squash

Ever wondered How to Bake Spaghetti Squash, the easy way? This foolproof method results in the best caramelized flavor and texture after being roasted in the oven.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Course: Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 1 4-lb. spaghetti squash medium to large
  • 2 Tbsp. oil olive or avocado
  • ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp. black pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.* Scoop out and remove seeds using a large spoon with a relatively sharp edge. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil over the inside of each half and sprinkle both with ¼ tsp. Salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place spaghetti squash halves face side down. Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges begin to caramelize and turn brown and the insides are cooked through.
  • Shred the spaghetti squash by placing a large fork into the flesh at the stem end and pulling towards the opposite end. Repeat this process until the entire squash has been turned into “noodles”.
  • Serve as a Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash or with a Carbonara Sauce and enjoy!



  • Serving size if for 1 cup of shredded spaghetti squash.
  • If you have a difficult time getting your knife to cut through, try microwaving the squash for a minute or two to soften the skin.

Meal Prep and Storage

  • To Prep-Ahead: Make roasted spaghetti squash in advance to have on hand for easy recipes. 
  • To Store: This will last for up to 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • To Freeze: Place the "noodles" in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Pre-freeze for 2-3 hours, or until squash is firm. Transfer frozen squash to freezer-safe bags, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 5-6 months.
  • To Reheat: The easiest way to warm leftover spaghetti squash is in the microwave. You can also place in a 350° oven for 10 minutes, or heat in a skillet over medium heat.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 174mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 193IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg