Spaghetti Squash in a Crock pot

If you are anything like me you find cutting into a squash difficult and hope to not get a good cut in the process. This fall my sister Rhoda gave me the wonderful suggestion of baking a spaghetti squash whole in a crock pot. All you have to do is poke a knife into several places as you would a baking potato and place it into your crock pot. Turn it onto high and let it cook for 2-4 hours depending on the size. The one pictured took 2 1/2 hours. 

To test if it's done insert a knife. It will slide in very easily when cooked.
It's very hot so you will have to be careful and lift it out with 2 pot holders as it's also a wee bit soft. Place on cutting board.

Using a long sharp knife you will now we able to easily cut the squash in half.

While it's still hot scoop out all the seeds and pulp and discard.

Take a fork and pull the spaghetti like strands away from skin. You can leave it in the shell to serve or scoop into a bowl. Eat plain, or with a wee bit of butter, salt and pepper, or here is a very tasty way to add some great flavour to spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash is also a great alternative to pasta, just top it with your favourite sauce and serve. 


  1. Thank you for this great tip! I, too, find it almost impossible to cut squash without causing myself great harm. Although I was never a fan of squash I thought I would try it again. I found your baked spaghetti squash recipe -- so easy and so delicious. It is now one of my favourite things to eat!! jo

  2. My friend Alice Marie serves spaghetti squash with meatballs, tomato sauce & cheese; I like mine with any meat sauce, even taco meat, salsa & 'fixens'.

  3. How smart! It never occurred to me to do this.

  4. I wonder if I can do this with butternut or hubbard or acorn squash.....I love squashes of all kinds but these three are a challenge.

  5. What an amazing idea. I have one in the fridge. I'm going to do it. BIG THANK YOU!!!

  6. I works! Did add a little water (1/2 cup) to get it steaming.