Low in calories but high in nutrition, spaghetti squash makes a great healthy side dish or main course. Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the oven!
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Baked, Roasted, Spaghetti Squash
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Preheat your oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for easy clean-up.
Using a sharp knife, carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half. I find it is easier to do this if you pierce the squash several times along the area you want to cut and then microwave the whole squash for 5-6 minutes. *See the Tips section above.
Use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and fibrous membrane. Rub the inside surface with extra virgin olive oil and season to taste with salt and pepper. Arrange on the baking sheet with the cut side facing down.
Bake for 40-50 minutes, or until the skin can be easily pierced with a fork.
Remove from the oven and flip each half over. Once cooled enough to touch, use a fork to break up the strands.