Simple Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe is a great way to learn how to make spaghetti squash right in the oven. Cooking spaghetti squash in the oven (or microwave) is so easy, you will be eating your delicious baked squash in no time, seasoned to perfection!
Course: Side Dishes
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Preheat oven to 375 and add parchment paper to a baking sheet.
Spray cooking spray on the parchment paper. Set aside.
Slice the spaghetti squash, lengthwise (from top to bottom) with a sharp knife, so you have two even halves of the squash. If you are having a hard time cutting the squash at this stage, fork the sides, place in microwave for 2-4 minutes, or until soft enough to carefully cut.
IF YOU PUT IT IN THE MICROWAVE TO PRESOFTEN, IT CAN GET VERY HOT SO BE CAREFUL WHEN REMOVING.
Use a spoon to scrap away the seeds and discard.
Drizzle the spaghetti squash with olive oil and use a pastry brush to spread it on the squash.
Season squash with salt and pepper.
Repeat with the other half of the vegetable.
Place each squash half, face down, onto prepared baking sheet.
Bake for 40-50 minutes or until squash is tender and a fork goes through the flesh.
Let squash cool on the pan for 5 minutes, before using a fork to scrape the squash out of the cavity.
Discard the shell.
Serve your oven baked spaghetti squash with butter, salt and pepper, or use it in your favorite recipe.