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How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |

This year, we grew spaghetti squash in lieu of an additional summer squash. It worked out well for us. We appreciate squash as a family, and having a new variety available just waiting in our backyard was a nice way to end the growing season.

So, as the grass faded to a light brown, leaving behind the vibrant green, the spaghetti squash brightened the pale yellow into a warm, buttery color, perfect for the picking and the eating. Want to know how to unlock nature’s pasta? Keep reading for directions on how to roast your spaghetti squash.

Start by Slicing your squash in half. Scoop out all the insides and strings that you can with a spoon. I prefer a metal spoon for this job to get a good scrape on the inside of the squash.

Once your squash has been cleaned, place them face down in a large baking dish and add 1/2 to 3/4 cup of water, just enough to come up over the sides of the squash about 1/4″. Toss into a 375-degree oven for 30-40 minutes until pasta is soft with a small bite and easily pulled into strands by the tines of a fork.

Remove from the oven and fill with your favorite stuffing or drizzle with flavorings. you could also pull the spaghetti squash here and serve in a bowl or on a plate as pasta.

But really, when you have license to play with your food, go for it and enjoy!

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson


Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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5 thoughts on “How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash

  1. Amber @ says:

    We LOVE spaghetti squash, but I’ve only made it at home once. Thanks for reminding me that we need to get a couple of these inhouse and call dinner done.

  2. Tickled Red says:

    There is something about roasting and stuffing squash that makes the house feel all warm and cozy.

  3. Lauren @ says:

    I have recently started a love affair with spaghetti squash… this recipe sounds great!

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