Spaghetti squash is a winter squash with flesh that is often compared to or substituted for pasta once it has been cooked. Spaghetti squash can be cooked in a variety of ways, with the most common being baked or boiled. It can be cut either before or after the cooking process. Once it is cut, seeded and cooked, the flesh will strand from the squash using a fork.
Things You'll Need
- Spaghetti squash
- Cutting board
- Baking or cookie sheet
- Sharp knife
- Large spoon
Wash the spaghetti squash under cool, running water to remove any dirt and debris. A kitchen brush or scrubby may be used to remove heavy accumulations of dirt on the skin.
Place the squash on your cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise. This will give you the longest spaghetti strands after cooking.
Scoop the seeds and scrape the fibers of the flesh of the spaghetti squash with a spoon.
Place the squash, cut side down, on a baking or cookie sheet. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes in a 350-degree-Fahrenheit oven or until the flesh can be easily pierced with a fork.
Use a fork to remove the strands of flesh from the cooked squash.