Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Chef Dan Catanio , On December 30, 2023


Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Level: Easy

Time: 45min

Serves: 2-3

Cost: Low

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Overview

Indulge in a healthy, low carb meal prep recipe that emulates one of the great classics. This roasted spaghetti squash recipe transforms a robust squash into tender, flavorful noodles with just a drizzle of olive oil, a sprinkle of herbs, and a brief roast in the oven. You’ll have a low-carb alternative to traditional pasta that’s both delicious and nutritious. The natural stringy texture of the squash mimics traditional noodles, while the addition of your favorite seasonings (for example… cajun seasoning) turn them into a dish you’ll want on a weekly basis. In under an hour, you’ll have a satisfying, veggie-packed dish that’s perfect on its own or paired with your favorite protein. It’s a delightful way to enjoy a health-conscious meal without compromising on taste.

1 oz of spaghetti squash only has 9 calories!

Ingredients for This Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Ingredients

Ingredients needed to make this spaghetti squash recipe.

  • Spaghetti Squash – 1 Medium or Large
  • Olive Oil – 1-2 Tbsp
  • Black Pepper – ½ tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Other Seasonings: As desired
  • Parsley: Garnish

Kitchen Tools For This Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Spaghetti Squash Recipe Tools

Tools needed for this spaghetti squash recipe.

  • Baking tray
  • Brush
  • Spoon or Fork
  • Knife

Cooking Directions for this Spaghetti Squash Recipe:

  1. Slice the squash in half. Take special care, as the large size of the squash could make cutting difficult.
    Spaghetti Squash Cut in Half

    Slice the spaghetti squash down the middle.

  2. Remove the seeds by scraping the inner cavity of the spaghetti squash with a metal spoon.
    Spaghetti Squash Removing Seeds

    Remove the seeds and their connective membrane.

  3. Lightly coat the inside of each half with olive oil. This is best done with a pastry brush.
    Spaghetti Squash Brushing Oil

    Brush the oil on lightly with a pastry brush.

  4. Place the spaghetti squash halves on an oven tray, inside-down. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    Spaghetti Squash Cooking in Oven

    Squash halves on a roasting rack in the oven.

  5. Your roasted spaghetti squash will be fully cooked, soft, and ready for pulling.
    Spaghetti Squash Roasted

    Pull out the squash when it begins to brown.

  6. With a spoon or fork, scrape the inside to pull the squash out.
    Spaghetti Squash Pulling with Spoon

    Use a fork or spoon to scrape the bottom and let the strings come out.

  7. Serve and enjoy your spaghetti squash meal.
    Spaghetti Squash Plated with Garnish

    Serve and Enjoy this spaghetti squash recipe.

Enjoy this spaghetti squash recipe seasoned to your liking. This spaghetti squash recipe goes especially well served with a shredded chicken breast, a skirt steak or a protein of your choice.

Chef Dan Catanio

A Culinary Institute of America graduate from the 1990s, Chef Dan began his career as a saucier at the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan under the Hilton Corporation. Over the years, he has held key positions such as Corporate Executive Chef Director at 5-star restaurants, country clubs, and Indian Casino Resorts.