Spaghetti squash is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pasta. Here’s how to cook it:
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions about How To Cook Spaghetti Squash:
- Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Cut off the stem of the spaghetti squash using a sharp knife. Be careful when cutting the squash as it can be tough to cut through.
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise using a sharp knife. You may need to use some force to cut through the squash.
- Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds and any stringy bits from the center of the squash. Discard the seeds and bits.
- Brush the inside of each half of the squash with olive oil using a pastry brush or your fingers. The oil will help to keep the squash moist and flavorful.
Season the inside of each half of the squash with salt and pepper to taste.
- Place the squash halves, cut side down, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or aluminum foil. This will prevent the squash from sticking to the baking sheet.
- Bake the squash in the preheated oven for about 45-60 minutes or until the flesh is tender when pierced with a fork. The baking time will depend on the size of your squash. A smaller squash may only take 30-40 minutes to cook, while a larger one may take up to an hour.
- Remove the squash from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes until it’s cool enough to handle. Be careful when handling the hot squash as it can be very hot.
- Using a fork, scrape the inside of each half of the squash to remove the spaghetti-like strands. Start from the outer edges and work your way towards the center. The strands should come off easily and look like spaghetti noodles.
- Serve the spaghetti squash with your favorite sauce or toppings. You can use tomato sauce, pesto, butter, or any other sauce you like. You can also add grated cheese, fresh herbs, or vegetables to the squash for extra flavor.
Enjoy your delicious and healthy spaghetti squash!