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This pasta alternative is a low-carb and keto approved dish.
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How to Bake Spaghetti Squash

Ever wondered How to Bake Spaghetti Squash, the easy way? Once you know how to cook this low-carb squash you can use it to prepare a variety of keto recipes!

Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 94 kcal
London Brazil

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 °F.

  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise.*
  3. Scoop out and remove seeds using a large spoon with a relatively sharp edge.
  4. Rub 1 tablespoon olive oil over the inside of each half and sprinkle both with ¼ tsp. Salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper.
  5. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place spaghetti squash halves face side down.

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges begin to caramelize and turn brown and the insides are cooked through.
  7. 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”.
  8. Serve as a Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash or with a Carbonara Sauce and enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • 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.
  • 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 a freezer-safe bag, remove as much air as possible, and freeze for up to 5-6 months.
Nutrition Facts
How to Bake Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 187mg8%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 193IU4%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 37mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.