• Spaghetti Squash

Organic Spaghetti Squash

Why do they call it Spaghetti Squash? You really have to make it yourself to believe it, but the flesh of Spaghetti Squash comes out like pasta strands when it is cooked. How cool! The flavor is sweet and mild, and the texture is just slightly crunchy (al dente).  It doesn’t taste like pasta, but you can use cooked Spaghetti Squash in recipes just as you would for pasta –only this squash will offer more nutritional benefit, fiber and only about 40 calories per cup Spaghetti Squash.

Spaghetti Squash Tips

  • Select Spaghetti Squash that is firm and has a nice yellow skin color.
  • Spaghetti Squash is prone to scarring while it grows, so do not be too concerned about those so long the squash is hard.
  • As with other Hard Squashes, fresh Spaghetti Squash can stay good for up to several weeks at room temperature.

Fall Squash = Hard Squash = Winter Squash. Jon talks about what to do with the big three, the ones you can usually find at the supermarket – Acorn Squash, Butternut Squash and Spaghetti Squash.

How To Cook Spaghetti Squash

These two methods will help you enjoy delicious, low-calorie Spaghetti Squash as a side dish or prepared to have ready for use in a recipe.

Option 1 – Oven

  1. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in half lengthwise with a large sturdy knife on a stable cutting surface
  2. Remove the seeds and pulp from the center with a spoon
  3. BAKE cut-side down in a rimmed baking tray at 375 F for 45-50 minutes until the squash is tender.
  4. Use a fork to gently pull out the spaghetti-like strands of flesh.  You may need to hold the hot squash in a towel or with tongs.

Option 2 – Microwave

  1. Cut the Spaghetti Squash in half lengthwise with a large sturdy knife on a stable cutting surface
  2. Remove the seeds and pulp from the center with a spoon
  3. MICROWAVE each half wrapped in plastic wrap for about 7-8 minutes, and then allow it to cool for a few minutes so you can handle it.
  4. Use a fork to gently pull out the spaghetti-like strands of flesh.  You may need to hold the hot squash in a towel or with tongs.

Our Own Spaghetti Squash Recipes


Spaghetti Squash Casserole