Cooking Tip: How to Roast a Spaghetti Squash


  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sprinkle of salt and pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Use a sharp knife to cut off the top and bottom ends of the spaghetti squash.
  • Stand the squash upright on a stable surface and slice through it from top to bottom to divide it in half.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and discard them.
  • Drizzle the insides of each squash half with 1 teaspoon olive oil and rub it all over the inside. Sprinkle the interior of the squash with salt and pepper and then place the halves cut-side down on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 40 to 60 minutes, until the cut sides are turning golden and the interiors are easily pierced through with a fork. Small squash will be done sooner than large squash and will require less oil.
  • Once the squash is done baking, fluff the interiors with a fork—it will look like spaghetti. Serve as desired.

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