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Cooking Spaghetti Squash Whole

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Spaghetti squash is unique because, it’s not just a vegetable, but also a pasta substitute. Cooking Spaghetti Squash Whole in the oven is easy and it’s delicious!

how to cook spaghetti squash whole

We loving spaghetti squash because it’s…

  • Extremely simple
  • Low in fat
  • Flavorful
  • Wholesome
  • Great with other recipes
  • Delicious
Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash noodles

The amazing thing about spaghetti squash is that once cooked, it is basically a delicious pasta just waiting for some spices or a marinara sauce to be added.

The noodles inside scrape right out with a fork. So simple and tasty!

how to cook spaghetti squash
Gluten-free pasta made easy!

Cooking spaghetti squash whole

Use a sharp knife to slit approximate 6-8 places in the whole spaghetti squash.

Bake in the oven at 350 for approximately 45-60 minutes.

Once cooked, slice the squash in half and remove seeds. There aren’t usually that many.

simple spaghetti squash cooked with seeds

Use a fork to remove flesh inside. It will come out in spaghetti noodles.

Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice over noodles. Add sea salt, peppercorn melange, garlic powder, parsley flakes, and smoked paprika.

Tips for making and serving spaghetti squash noodles

  • I have found that using a fork to scrape the noodles out is the best instrument. It helps the noodles to not be mashed too much.
  • These noodles are great for layering in vegetable casseroles.
  • Some people enjoy them with a vegan pesto.
  • Another option is to serve with a balsamic glaze.

Nutrition in spaghetti squash

Most varieties of winter squash contain almost twice the calories per serving of spaghetti squash, which has only 42 calories per cup, according to the USDA National Nutrient Database. It’s also very low in fat, with less than 0.5 grams of fat per cup.

Spaghetti squash contains about 92 percent water by weight, which may account for its lack of calories. These qualities make spaghetti squash a good choice for weight-loss or weight-management plans.

It will fill you up without adding a lot of calories or fat to your daily total.”–LiveStrong

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Spaghetti Squash

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash Whole

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Spaghetti squash is unique because, it's not just a vegetable, but also a pasta substitute. So simple and delicious!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Use a sharp knife to slit approximate 6-8 places in the whole spaghetti squash.
  2. Bake in the oven at 350 for approximately 45-60 minutes.
  3. Once cooked, slice the squash in half and remove seeds. There aren't usually that many.
  4. Use a fork to remove flesh inside. It will come out in spaghetti noodles.
  5. Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice over noodles. Add sea salt, peppercorn melange, garlic powder, parsley flakes, and smoked paprika. Serve.

Notes

Detailed instructions, in-process photos, and my personal helpful tips can be found in the article above.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 59Total Fat: 0gCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g

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What is peppercorn mélange?

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It is a combination of black, white, pink, and green peppercorns in a grinder and can be found in most grocery stores. Here's an amazon link for it http://www.amazon.com/Spice-Islands-Grinder-Peppercorn-Melange/dp/B0048IK8ES

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