Cooking spaghetti squash. You can cook spaghetti squash in many ways: it can be roasted, cooked in a microwave oven or sautéed.
Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is famous for being a healthy alternative to traditional pasta.
When cooked, the flesh of the squash can be easily separated into long, spaghetti-like strands, making it a great low-carb alternative to traditional spaghetti. The squash has a mild, nutty flavor and is used in a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, and roasted or pureed side dishes. However you cook spaghetti squash, we have cooking times for you! Translation in French: courge spaghetti.
How do I cook spaghetti squash?
- Preparing spaghetti squash
- Cooking spaghetti squash in an oven (roasted, baked)
- Cooking spaghetti squash in a microwave oven
- Sautéed spaghetti squash (in a pan)
Preparing spaghetti squash
To prepare a spaghetti squash for cooking: cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
Cooking spaghetti squash in an oven
Cooking spaghetti squash in an oven. Baking or roasting spaghetti squash is a very easy way to cook it.
1. Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C).
2. Prepare the spaghetti squash halves, lightly brush the inside of each half with olive oil and place them cut-side down on a baking sheet. You can poke a few holes in the skin with a fork.
3. Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until tender.
4. Once cooked, use a fork to scrape the flesh into spaghetti-like strands.
Tip: Serve as a base for your favorite sauce or as a replacement for pasta in dishes such as spaghetti carbonara or chicken parmesan. Enjoy!
Cooking spaghetti squash in a microwave oven
To cook spaghetti squash in a microwave oven, you should:
1. Cut the spaghetti squash in halves, seed it and poke it with a fork or a shallow paring knife (to help steam escape)
2. Put the spaghetti squash cut-side down in a microwave safe dish with about an inch of water.
3. Cook for 5 minutes in the microwave, then allow to cool down a little bit.
4. Repeat for another 5 minutes, until tender. If needed, do it another 5 minutes!
5. Scoop out the strands of vegetable spaghetti with a fork.
Cooking spaghetti squash in a pan
Cooking spaghetti squash in a pan. Once you have cooked your spaghetti squash, you’re left with vegetable pasta!
An easy way to cook it so that it doesn’t taste too bland is to sauté it:
1. Heat 3 tb of olive oil or a bit of butter in a pan/skillet over medium-high heat. Option: add chopped onions and start cooking them
2. Add the spaghetti squash strands and cook for 2-3 minutes, until hot.
Spaghetti squash is a good source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin A, vitamin C, potassium, and fiber.