How to Boil Spaghetti Squash


Spaghetti squash is a light yellow, football-shape vegetable that gets its name from the appearance of the squash on the inside. The edible part of the squash looks like a pile of spaghetti strands. Spaghetti squash ranges in size, but can weigh up to 8 lbs., yielding approximately 10 cups of vegetable. Spaghetti squash can be cooked in the oven, in the microwave and on the stovetop. Boiling the squash takes little to no effort.

Things You'll Need

  • Cutting board Knife Spoon Large saucepan or stock pot Kitchen timer Fork Kitchen tongs Sauce, cheese and other condiments
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise with a sharp knife. The skin can be tough to get through, so protect yourself and your kitchen counter by using a cutting board.

  • Scoop out the seeds with a spoon, trying not to detach any of the strands of the squash. Discard the seeds.

  • Fill a large saucepan or stock pot with water. The pot should be large enough so that the whole squash can be submerged in the water.

  • Bring the water to a rolling boil.

  • Place both halves of the spaghetti squash, skin side up, into the pot. Return to a boil.

  • Turn down the heat to medium so that the water does not overflow as it boils. Set a kitchen timer for 15 minutes.

  • Check the spaghetti squash after 15 minutes by sticking a fork into the fleshy side. If the vegetable still seems tough, allow it to cook longer. A large squash may cook for as long as half an hour.

  • Lift the squash out of the water when it is fully cooked. Let the food cool long enough so you can handle it without burning yourself. Then use a spoon to scrape out the edible part of the vegetable.

  • Season as desired. Spaghetti squash is often served like pasta, with red sauce and cheese. Those with a sweeter palate may add honey, cinnamon and brown sugar instead of savory seasonings.

Related Searches

Promoted By Zergnet


You May Also Like

  • How to Determine if Spaghetti Squash Is Done

    Spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash that when cooked produces thin strands of edible flesh that resemble spaghetti. It is...

  • How to Roast Spaghetti Squash

    An easy tutorial on how to cut, de-seed, and roast spaghetti squash. Spaghetti squash makes for a delicious and healthy gluten-free meal!

  • How to Cook Spaghetti

    Cooking perfect spaghetti is not difficult, but it does require some attention and precision. You might also have to unlearn some common...

  • How to Eat Spaghetti Squash Seeds

    Spaghetti squash is a large, pale yellow vegetable with a stringy inner flesh that looks like spaghetti pasta when cooked. Most spaghetti...

  • Making Spaghetti With Spaghetti Squash

    Spaghetti squash is a hard, winter squash that when cooked, produces long, thin strands of flesh, much like spaghetti. Because of this,...

  • Tips on Cutting Spaghetti Squash

    Squashes have been grown for thousands of years, and have been selectively bred for a variety of desirable characteristics. Many varieties have...

  • How to Boil Acorn Squash in Soup

    Boiling acorn squash can lead to a rich, textured and delicious soup. Learn how to boil acorn squash in soup with help...

  • How to Make Spaghetti Squash Soup

    Spaghetti squash soup can be prepared right from the comfort of your own kitchen. Learn how to prepare spaghetti squash soup with...

  • How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

    To cook the the winter squash known as spaghetti squash, cut it in half with a big knife and scoop out the...

Related Searches

Check It Out

13 Delicious Thanksgiving Sides That'll Make Turkey Insignificant

Is DIY in your DNA? Become part of our maker community.
Submit Your Work!