Many Ways To Cook Spaghetti Squash

by Cave Munch

Bake Spaghetti Squash In the Oven: 

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F and halve squash lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out and discard seeds from the middle of each half.
  • Arrange squash in a 9x13-inch casserole dish, cut sides down. Pour 1/2 cup water into the dish and bake until just tender, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Rake a fork back and forth across the squash to remove its flesh in strands

Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave:

  • Place squash cut-sides-down in a microwave-safe baking dish. Fill the dish with about 1 inch of water.
  • Poke a few holes through the outside of the spaghetti squash
  • Microwave on high for about 10-12 minutes (depending on the size of the squash), or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork. 
  • Let cool for about 15 minutes, or until squash is cool enough to handle.
  • With a fork, scrape out the spaghetti-like strands and prepare as desired.

Boil the Spaghetti Squash

  • Fill a large pot 2/3 full with water. Over high heat, bring to a low boil. ...
  • Cook for 30 to 40 minutes, or until soft to the touch. Slice, first horizontally, then scoop out the seeds and pulp.
  • Separate strands with a fork, and serve.

Is spaghetti squash supposed to be crunchy?

  • After you have separated the strands from the squash and the if the noodles are still a bit crunchy for your taste, continue to cook the spaghetti squash for a few more minutes. They should be pretty soft but with enough integrity to keep their form. 

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