How to Cook Spaghetti Squash That Will Impress

When it comes to how to cook spaghetti squash there is one tip that stands higher than the rest. Roast your spaghetti squash in half and face down. When you roast the squash face down it drains the moisture from the squash and results in a much better texture when you go to scrape the strands from the roasted squash.

Spaghetti squash has a very subtle flavor that doesn’t require a ton of extra effort. This spaghetti squash recipe is made with a simple garlic butter sauce to let the squash really shine.

I’ve had spaghetti squash a few times before, but I had never attempted to make it myself. After going down rabbit hole after rabbit hole of how to cook spaghetti squash I can conquer that this method is the way to go.

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Recipe: How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Serves: 2 people

Preparation: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 45 Minutes


1 large spaghetti squash, halved, seeds removed

1 teaspoon olive oil

Salt and pepper

1 tablespoon butter

2 cloves garlic

Salt and pepper to taste


  1. To start heat your oven to 400 degrees. Cut your squash in half and brush the face of the squash with olive oil and a generous sprinkle of salt and pepper.
how to cook spaghetti squash

2. Place the cut squash face down on a baking dish and bake for 45 minutes or until the flesh of the vegetable is completely soft.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash That Will Impress

3. Once the squash is done, scrape all of the flesh with a fork to form spaghetti-like strands.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash That Will Impress

4. In a large skillet, heat some butter with garlic, salt, and pepper.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash That Will Impress

5. Once fragrant add the spaghetti squash and saute until the spaghetti strands are coated. Enjoy!

how to cook spaghetti squash

When it comes to how to cook spaghetti squash this method is a sure-fire way to make sure your squash is perfect. If you neglect to turn your squash upside down before roasting all the moisture will seep back into the vegetable and make it more difficult to scrape out with a less appealing texture.

If you think roasting the squash at home is too difficult, but you still want a healthier alternative to spaghetti you could try Frozen Butternut Squash Spirals. The taste won’t compare to when you are making it fresh at home, but it will still be tasty.

Although I do highly encourage giving roasting the squash at home a shot. It truly is so easy and the taste is far better. The only prep work that comes with this healthy dish is cutting the squash in half, scooping out the seeds, and dressing it with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper before putting it into the oven to roast. The garlic sauce that is paired with this spaghetti squash is so simple and takes just 3-5 minutes. Once that’s done and your squash is out of the oven you only have to scrape out the spaghetti strands and add it to your sauce.

This simple healthy dish could not be any easier and it is such crowd pleaser. Given that squash has a very mild flavor it is kid friendly and all adults will be sure to love it. When I served this dish to the kids I nanny I don’t even think they realized they were eating vegetables! The simple garlic butter sauce lightly coats the squash and leaves a delicious flavor.

When it comes to how to cook spaghetti squash there is just one thing you must remember, flip the squash upside down. If you do that and serve this spaghetti squash to your guests you will have everyone asking you how to make spaghetti squash.

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