How to Cook Spaghetti Squash for Longest Strands - Spaghetti Squash is a great low-carb and keto alternative to pasta and other carb-heavy foods. Check out this easy way to cook spaghetti squash to achieve those long luscious strands. #keto #lowcarb #spaghettisquash
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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash for Longest Strands

Spaghetti Squash is a great low-carb and keto alternative to pasta and other carb-heavy foods. Check out this easy way to cook spaghetti squash to achieve those long luscious strands.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine 5 ingredients, Dairy Free, GAPS, Keto, Low Carb, Nut Free, Paleo, Whole 30
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 91kcal
Author Anya from Prepare & Nourish

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash (4-5 pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Cut in Half

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the squash well. 
  • Using a sharp chef's knife and sturdy cutting board, cut the squash in half crosswise (not lengthwise from stem to end). It helps to hold the stem with your non-dominant hand. 
  • Remove the seeds and pith. Season with salt, pepper and olive oil evenly. 
  • Place the squash cut side down on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Roast for about 50 minutes or until tender. Check for desired doneness by poking with a knife. 
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Separate squash into strands using a fork.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash Cut in Rings

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the squash well. 
  • Using a sharp chef's knife and sturdy cutting board, cut the squash in 1-1/2" rings. It helps to hold the stem with your non-dominant hand. 
  • Remove the seeds and pith from all rings. 
  • Season the rings with salt, pepper and oil evenly and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  • Roast for approximately 40 minutes or until tender to your liking.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. Separate squash into strands using a fork. 

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash Whole

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash the squash well. Using a small paring knife. prick holes throughout the squash.
  • Transfer to a baking sheet and roast for approximately 55-60 minutes or until tender to your liking. Flip the squash over halfway during the roasting time to ensure even cooking.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool enough to handle. 
  • Cut in half crosswise (not lengthwise from stem to end). Remove seeds and pith and separate the squash into strands using a fork. 

Notes

  • Cooking times will vary depending on the size of the spaghetti squash. Generally, the smaller the squash the better. 
  • Cooked spaghetti squash will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. 
  • A serving size is approximately 1 cup of spaghetti squash. A 4-pound squash will yield approximately 5-6 cups of cooked squash. 
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Nutrition

Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 195IU | Vitamin C: 3.4mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.5mg