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Here is my recipe on how to cook spaghetti squash. A delicious & healthy alternative to pasta. Perfect for Paleo, AIP & low carb dishes. www.thehealthnutmama.com

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

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Last Updated on July 14, 2020 by Renee’

 
 
 
 
 
How to cook Spaghetti Squash- Easy Step by Step Instructions! - www.thehealthnutmama.com
How to cook Spaghetti Squash- Easy Step by Step Instructions! - www.thehealthnutmama.com
How to cook Spaghetti Squash- Easy Step by Step Instructions! - www.thehealthnutmama.com

How would I ever be able to have my favorite Italian dishes without pasta? 

This was one of the first things I thought after going Paleo AIP.

When I heard about Spaghetti Squash, I just had to try it.

I also love zoodles (zucchini noodles), but this is like angel hair pasta! I’ll just leave that there a min…

How to cook Spaghetti Squash. A delicious & healthy alternative to pasta. Perfect for Paleo, AIP & low carb dishes. www.thehealthnutmama.com

You want to cut the Spaghetti Squash in half & scoop out the seeds.

Brush EVOO all over the inside of the spaghetti squash & sprinkle with sea salt. Add a little water in the bottom of the casserole dish & turn the spaghetti squash upside down to bake.

How to cook Spaghetti Squash. A delicious & healthy alternative to pasta. Perfect for Paleo, AIP & low carb dishes. www.thehealthnutmama.com

Cook on 400* for about 35-45 min. Keep a check on it.  When you can easily insert a fork into the skin it is done.

Take a fork & gently pull strands into a bowl. Add extra EVOO & season as desired. The secret is to season it well so it’s not as sweet.

I like to add EVOO, sea salt, lots of garlic powder, & Italian seasoning. Fresh herbs are my favorite! You can try my recipe for Italian Spaghetti Squash.

How to cook Spaghetti Squash. A delicious & healthy alternative to pasta. Perfect for Paleo, AIP & low carb dishes. www.thehealthnutmama.com

Looks just like spaghetti! Yum! This is great as a side dish or serve it up with my Paleo AIP Meat Sauce or Mediterranean Chicken Bake.

Ingredients:

  • 1 med to large spaghetti squash
  • 1-2 Tbs. EVOO
  • sea salt to taste
  • 1/3 to 1/2 c. water

Directions:

  • Preheat Oven to 400*
  • Cut Squash in half & scoop out seeds
  • Brush squash with EVOO
  • sprinkle with sea salt
  • Add water to the bottom of a pan (casserole)
  • Place squash upside down
  • Bake for 35-45 min depending on the size of the squash
  • Squash is done when you can easily insert a fork

*Tips

    • If you cut the squash in half rather than lengthwise you have longer noodles (more like pasta)
    • If you have an Instant Pot read here how to cook it in 20 min.


  • Serving Suggestions:

  • AIP Paleo Italian Spaghetti Squash
  • AIP Paleo Spaghetti with Meat Sauce
  • AIP Paleo Mediterranean Chicken

 


How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat Oven to 400*
  2. Cut Squash in half & scoop out seeds
  3. Brush squash EVOO to cover inside of
  4. sprinkle with sea salt
  5. Add water to the bottom of the pan (casserole)
  6. Place squash upside down
  7. Bake for 40-45 min depending on the size of the squash

Notes

If you cut the squash in half rather than lengthwise you have longer noodles (more like pasta)

Squash is done when you can easily insert a fork

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4 comments

  1. Melanie says:

    This was perfect. I made spaghetti squash for the first time and decided to use this recipe because I liked the idea of longer noodles and you only have one cut to make. I brushed the halves with avocado oil and sprinkled on salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Both halves were done perfectly in 45 mins. This is a great way to cook spaghetti squash. If you are unsure, use this recipe.

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