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How to Roast Spaghetti Squash in the Oven - a step-by-step tutorial so your spaghetti squash turns out perfectly every time! #spaghettisquash #roastedspaghettisquash #howlongtocookspaghettisquash #roastedspaghettisquash #whole30recipe #paleorecipes

How to Roast Spaghetti Squash in the Oven

  • Author: Erin Jensen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cooked spaghetti squash 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


A step-by-step tutorial on how to roast spaghetti squash in the oven so it turns out perfectly every time!  Roasted spaghetti squash is the first step for so many recipes – the possibilities are endless!


  • 1 whole spaghetti squash
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon melted ghee, olive oil or grass-fed butter and some salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Take cookie sheet and line it with parchment.
  3. Halve the spaghetti squash and remove seeds (an ice cream scoop works well!).
  4. Place spaghetti squash cut-side down on parchment and roast in oven on middle rack for 1 hour.
  5. Optional: rub ghee, olive oil or butter on the inside first and sprinkle with a little salt – I personally don’t do this, but feel free to if you would like!
  6. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  7. Take fork and gently scrap from one end to the other (the long way).
  8. Use in your favorite spaghetti squash recipe!


  • If you struggle cutting spaghetti squash in half, place in the microwave whole for 3 minutes on high to help soften the outside first.
  • If you like a more firm spaghetti squash “noodle” simply reduce cooking time by 10-15 minutes.
  • Spaghetti squash can be prepped ahead of time for the week.  Store in air-tight container and keep in refrigerator for 3-5 days.
  • To help reduce water pooling in your storage container, place cooked and spaghetti squash noodles in strainer over a plate.  You can also use one of these containers like these to help keep the noodles separate from any liquid.
  • If you want to try cooking it in the Instant Pot – here is my tutorial!

Keywords: spaghetti squash, roasted vegetables, meal prep