Give your cooking chops a lesson in squash making with 6 ways to cook with spaghetti squash! Featuring creamy, cheesy, savory meals, you’re in for a treat with whichever option you choose.
Spaghetti squash is one of those mysterious foods that you see in the grocery store but never end up reaching for. You want to cook it, but either it seems too intimidating or too it’s just too difficult to pursue.
No matter your spaghetti squash hesitations, I’m here to kick ’em out the door! Because, say it with me: Cooking. Spaghetti. Squash. Is. EASY!
And there are multiple cooking options for spaghetti squash, so you can try out different methods and see which one fits.
- Bake: Place squash discs on a baking sheet and drizzle with a touch of olive oil. Bake at 375F for 45 minutes, or until the strands easily pull apart when raked with a fork.
- Boil: Submerge squash discs in boiling water until tender, about 20 to 30 minutes. Though slightly quicker, you’ll lose more water-soluble vitamins when cooking this way.
- Microwave: Place squash discs on a dish and fill the dish with about 1 inch of water. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, or until the strands easily pull apart when raked with a fork. Flip the pieces at 5 minutes.
- Crock-Pot: Poke some holes into the outer skin of the squash using a fork, and then place the entire thing in a crock pot (uncut). Cover with 2 cups of water and set on low for 6 to 8 hours. Once cooked, slit the squash open, remove the seeds, and rake out the spaghetti with a fork.
And there you have it! Four easy, fool-proof methods for cooking the squash dishes of your dreams. And with that, I’m here to give you some recipe ideas so that you can put your newfound squash cooking knowledge to use!