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Oven Roasted Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Gitta
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Total Time: 60 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1 cup servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course, Side Dish
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash that you can serve on its own, but it is especially good with the turkey spaghetti meat sauce posted on the blog.


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Ingredients

  • 1 each Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 tsp olive or canola oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Wash the outside skin of the squash.
  3. Cook the squash in the microwave on high for 2 minutes.
  4. Cut the squash in half with a sharp chef’s knife.  If it is too difficult to cut, cook it in the microwave for another 1-2 minutes.  
  5. Remove the seeds and membrane from the squash using a metal spoon.  

  6. Brush the flesh of the squash with the oil.
  7. Spray a sheet pan with pan release or brush with oil.  Place the squash, flesh side down on the baking sheet.  
  8. Bake squash at 350 degrees F for about 50 minutes.  When you pierce the outside skin with a knife the inside flesh should be soft.  
  9. Let squash cool slightly.
  10. Using a fork, rack the fork through the flesh of the squash creating strands like spaghetti.  
  11. Place cooked squash into a bowl and season with salt.  

Notes

If you are trying to eat more vegetables, cut calories from your diet, or eat fewer carbohydrates,  spaghetti squash makes a delicious substitution for spaghetti noodles.