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You can probably find a dozen ways to cook a spaghetti squash on the internet. This is my favorite!

Why? Well, because cutting a raw spaghetti squash is hard, and I value my fingers. The stab-and-microwave method is also pretty easy, but I don’t like cooking food in the microwave for any length of time, and my microwave is only big enough for a small squash. This method works for any size squash. And requires practically no work!

Ready? Here we go!

1. Wash squash and remove any stickers. 

Spaghetti squash on counter

2. Heat oven to 400 degrees and place whole squash in the oven for 1 hour (more or less, depending on size of squash). 

Squash in oven

3. Slice squash in half from top to bottom, like so:

Squash on cutting board

4. Let cool about 10 minutes. Then, gently scrape out seeds with a spoon. 

Spaghetti squash seeds

5. Use a fork to separate the strands of squash.  

Spaghetti squash with fork

6. Enjoy! Use as you would use regular spaghetti!

Spaghetti Squash

Be Well,

Melissa Groves, RDN

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