How To Make Spaghetti Squash Pasta


If you are trying to follow a gluten-free diet, knowing how to make healthy spaghetti squash pasta is very important, and surprisingly, very easy.

In just a few simple steps, you’ll be ready to make this pasta replacement a regular addition to your meals.

Needs some ideas of what to make with your spaghetti squash?

Try one of these:





5 Fast Facts About Spaghetti Squash:*

  • excellent anti-oxidant
  • contains anti-inflammatory agents
  • 1 cup contains 214.1% DV of vitamin A
  • 1 cup contains 22.9% DV of fiber
  • 1 cup contains 19% DV of magnesium


*These statements have not been evaluated by Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.











How To Make Spaghetti Squash Pasta (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo-Friendly) The Healthy Family and Home


  • 1 organic spaghetti squash
  • 1 - 2 teaspoon organic extra virgin olive oil


Step 1 Cut the spaghetti squash in half from top to bottom.

Scrape out all the seeds from the inside.

Rub olive oil on the middle of the inside and along the inside rim of the spaghetti squash.

Bake face down at 350 degrees for approximately 45 - 50 minutes.

Using a fork, scrape out the inside of the squash into pasta-like strands.

Use as a gluten-free pasta replacement in your favorite recipes.



This recipe will make approximately (2) servings.



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  1. Audrey says

    Another super easy and quicker way to cook spaghetti squash is to cut it in half and scoop out the seeds as always. Then put it cut side up (skin side down) in a big saute pan with a lid. Add about and inch of water to the pan and bring up to a rapid simmer. Simmer for about 20 min with the lid on. Mine are usually done by this point, I just check to see that it shreds easily with a fork. Much faster than waiting for the oven to heat up and then roasting for close to an hour!

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Audrey! Oh wow…I sure didn’t know that! And you are right, that is much quicker than using an oven and I will have to try that next time I make it.

      Thanks so much for sharing that tip 😉

  2. crystal says

    The last time I purchased a spaghetti squash, it had microwave cooking instructions on the little sticker. It said to cut in half, remove seeds abd place cut side down in a microwave safe dish with a couple tablespoons of water. Then cover with saran wrap and microwave for 10 minutes

    • Karielyn says

      Hi there Crystal! Believe it or not, I haven’t owned or used a microwave in about 6 years or so, but thanks for sharing those instructions for those readers that do use microwaves 😉

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