Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Baked Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is easy to cook and fun to serve. It's a healthy choice that can be served in place of pasta along with a spaghetti and meat sauce. We enjoy it as simple meal or side dish by sauteing a little garlic and red onion in butter, adding a diced Roma tomato, fresh basil and a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan.

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • olive oil
  • 2 tsp Italian spice
  • scant 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 2 Roma tomato, chopped into small pieces
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped fine
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  1. Wash squash and cut in half length wise. 
  2. Scoop out seeds and discard.
  3. Brush inside of squash with olive oil and sprinkle each side with 1 tsp Italian spice.
  4. Grease a baking sheet with a small amount of olive oil and lay squash cut side down onto baking sheet.
  5. Bake in 400ยบ oven for 40-45 minutes or until soft when poked with a sharp knife.
  6. In a small pan melt butter (but do not brown). Add onion and garlic and saute until onion is translucent.
  7. Remove from heat and add chopped tomatos and basil. Add a light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
  8. Place baked spaghetti squash onto a serving tray and using a fork pull at the edges creating the spaghetti strands.
  9. You can scoop it into a serving bowl or use it's natural bowl. 
  10. Divide butter tomato sauce between each side.
  11. Sprinkle with cheese and bake for another 8-10 minutes to melt cheese. 
Baked squash before shredding.

Pulling with a fork to create the strands of spaghetti.


  1. I love the taste of this squash. It complements the sauce so well without a heavy meat feel in your mouth. Hope everyone tries it. Spaghetti squash is proof of that old urban myth that spagehetti grows on trees.



  2. Thanks for the recipe... Now I have NO excuse for not buying it. Really sounds and looks yummy.
    Peace to all,

  3. Great recipe and a new twist on spaghetti squash. I've never tried it and looking forward to making this recipe soon.

  4. Oh I've always wanted to make spaghetti squash but never have, so thanks for posting this! It looks delicious & easy to make! Rhoda

  5. I've always loved Spaghetti Squash baked just with butter and salt and pepper but I love the addition of the Italian flavours. I'll be trying this Kathy!

  6. I love spaghetti squash! When our children were still little they didn't want to eat it so I made cream gravy to go with it and they loved it. Maybe took away some of the healthiness of the food but I got them to like it:)

  7. I haven't had spaghetti squash in years and even then it was PLAIN spaghetti squash and not too memorable. Your Recipe looks delicious, I love the idea of jazzing it up.

  8. I grew a ton of these this summer and we LOVE it too. Your recipe looks delicious!