In case you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy roasted spaghetti squash before now is your chance. This beautiful squash was just hollering at me while grocery shopping a few weeks ago. It was on sale and even though I didn’t have any plans for preparing this squash, but I knew that I would find something to do with it. A simple roasted spaghetti squash is delicious on its own, but you can also use the cooked stringy squash in a variety of ways. Use it in a casserole, serve it tossed with butter and parmesan cheese… My mouth is watering just thinking about it. You may have heard that you can use spaghetti squash as a low-carb alternative in your favorite dishes, and that is true, but you can definitely tell the difference. I happily make the switch because I think it is delicious!
Roasted Spaghetti Squash
- 1 large spaghetti squash
- Cooking spray
- Salt and Pepper
Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Carefully cut the squash in half lengthwise. Use great caution while cutting the squash, it may try to roll away. Once the squash is cut in half use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and stringy pulp. Spray a large baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle salt and pepper evenly over the squash and lay it face down in the baking dish. Roast for 40-50 minutes or until a fork easily pierces the skin and the flesh comes away in strings. Enjoy the cooked squash in a variety of ways.
Here are the only ingredients you need to whip up this simple and delicious squash.
Carefully cut the squash in half using a sharp knife. Take your time while doing this and watch your fingers. The squash will likely be tough to cut in half but if you take your time it will go more smoothly.
Spray a 9×13 baking dish or another larger baking dish with your cooking spray. Generously sprinkle the cut side of your squash with salt and pepper.
Now flip them skin-side up. This is how I prefer to roast my spaghetti squash, but it’s fine if you prefer them skin-side down.
Roast in a 400 degree oven for between 40-50 minutes or until they are easily pierced with a fork.
You can also tell they are finished by flipping the squash halves back over and using a fork to scrap away the flesh. The flesh should come away in strings, like spaghetti! Get it?
Go ahead and give it a quick taste to be sure that it is really tender and delicious. Now you have lots of squash all ready for what ever delicious recipe you’re thinking of making. Enjoy!