Baked Spaghetti Squash

Mr. Spaghetti Squash!

“Hello, friends! I’m Mr. Spaghetti Squash! And the lady in front of me clearly has either too much free time, or else children who will need to be coaxed into trying new things! Ahem!”

Oh, noez!

“This…may end badly for me.”

Into the oven!

“Okay, I’ve had holes poked all over me, and now – oh, this is hot! I’d say about 400 degrees!” (Yes, I had to narrate this way the whole time for my four-year-old son. Maybe it’ll sink in, though, and my future daughter-in-law will be immensely grateful for a husband who loves to cook? )

An hour later…

“Let me tell you about the day I’ve had. Couldn’t possibly get worse, though, I suppose.”

The horror!




Not so bad!

“Better. Much better, in fact. I feel free! And I’ve been adorned with a few tablespoons of toasted pine nuts, half a cup of seasoned bread crumbs, and some salt and pepper.”

New duds!

“Like my new look? One cup of marinara sauce and a cup of mozzarella cheese, and I’m a whole new squash.”

And after being covered in foil and going back into the 400-degree oven for ten minutes, then doing five more without the foil:
Look at me now!

“How ya like me now?”

Baked Spaghetti Squash


Nutritional info will depend on the size of your squash, but for mine, which filled a 9×11 casserole, and on which I put Sargento Reduced Fat cheese, and which made 6 really big servings: Fat: 6.0g; Carbohydrates: 30.2g; Calories: 201.3; Protein: 9.2g.


3 Responses to “Baked Spaghetti Squash”

  • Wavatar Liz says:

    Is that nutrition info for the whole recipe, or per serving? And if it’s per serving, how many servings did you get out of it?

  • Wavatar Carrie says:

    Gah! Forgot that part. It made six really big servings!

  • Wavatar Linda says:

    My kids love spaghetti squash. We usually just cook it, “fluff” it with a fork, and top with a little melted butter and parmesean cheese. For kicks, I’ll add a little bowl of pizza sauce or a bottle of the squeeze kind so the girls can fix up their own to their liking.

    You can also nuke the spaghetti squash in the microwave, so you don’t have to heat up your house with the oven.

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