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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Use spaghetti squash with your favorite sauce and your family will never know they’re not eating pasta.

Instructions

  • Step 1: Preheat oven and slice squash Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Slice your spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove the seeds.
  • TIP: The larger the squash, the wider and longer the noodles.
  • Step 2: Oil, salt, and pepper squash Rub the inside of the squash with the olive oil and salt and pepper it lightly.
  • Step 3: Bake squash Place the squash on the cookie sheet, cut sides up. Bake it until soft – about an hour.
  • Step 4: Scrape inside with fork Let the squash cool until you can handle it. Then scrape the inside with a fork, lengthwise, to form noodles.
  • Step 5: Toss noodles with pasta sauce Toss the noodles with your favorite pasta or pesto sauce and enjoy a happy supper.
  • FACT: Spaghetti squash is also known as "keeper squash" because it will keep for months in cool storage.

You Will Need

  • 2 2 lb. spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Tomato or pesto sauce

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