Spaghetti Squash Recipe | One Dish Kitchen
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Butter – easy to bake, then mixed with butter, garlic and Parmesan cheese. A simple, healthy and flavorful meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Cool15 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Main Dish
Keyword: spaghetti squash
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 132kcal
Author: Joanie Zisk


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cloves garlic , thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese , grated


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C)
  • Under cool running water, rinse off the squash. Dry with a towel.
  • Slice off each end of the squash.
    whole Spaghetti Squash being cut
  • Slice the squash horizontally down the middle.
    whole Spaghetti Squash slice down the middle
  • Open up the squash and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
    Spaghetti Squash half with seed being scooped
  • Drizzle a little of the tablespoon of olive oil over the tops of each piece of squash. Sprinkle tops with salt and pepper.
    Spaghetti Squash half rubbed with olive oil
  • Rub the remaining olive oil, salt, and pepper over the insides and the outsides of the squash.
    Spaghetti Squash half being placed in baking pan
  • Place the squash in a baking pan, cover with foil and bake in the  oven for 45-50 minutes or until the skin of the squash is tender and the flesh pulls away easily from the rind.
    Cooked Spaghetti Squash halves
  • When the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork and "scrape" out the squash, pulling it gently from the rind. It will resemble "spaghetti-like" strands.
    scrapping inside of spagehetti squash half
  • In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and add the garlic. Cook for about 1 1/2 minutes, until fragrant. Stir in the spaghetti squash, cook for about 2 minutes until heated through. Stir in the parmesan cheese. Taste and add salt or pepper if desired.
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Serving: 4g | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 616mg | Potassium: 17mg | Vitamin A: 235IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 0.2mg