Fool Proof Spaghetti Squash Recipe

If you’re like me you and love comfort food (and are always looking for a way to make it a little healthier) nothing is more comforting than a big bowl of spaghetti! Spaghetti squash is a great low-carb/low-calorie option and it tastes amazing. Originally I learned how to cook spaghetti squash in the oven and have it bake for 30-40 minutes but after a few “hangry” nights impatiently waiting, I found a much quicker and easier way to have the same perfect spaghetti squash dinner in less than 20 minutes!


Large Spaghetti Squash
2 TBSP Olive Oil
Garlic Salt to tast
1/2 Cup to 1 Cup of Water
Your favorite spaghetti sauce (here is the one I used)

It does not have be intimidating. You can have delicious spaghetti squash dinner in less than 15 minutes!

  1. Cut the squash in half and scoop out all of the seeds.
  2. Take a microwave safe disk and set it on top.
  3. Drizzle on a little bit of olive oil and rub it into the inside of the squash.
  4. Take pinch of garlic salt and evenly dust on squash.
  5. Flip the squash over and pour the water all the way around the dish. Usually 1/4 cup will do the trick!
  6. Put it in the microwave for 5 minutes. Definitely use gloves to remove, it will be VERY HOT. You want the squash to feel a little softer and fully steamed, if at 5 minutes it still feels completely solid, add an additional 2 minutes until fully steamed through.
  7. Take the cooked half of the squash off the plate and allow it to cool while you repeat steps 2-7 using the same plate with the second half.
  8. After they have cooled, use a fork to scrape horizontally and you’ll get the squash “noodles!”
  9. Top with your favorite spaghetti sauce and you’re ready to go! Easy, healthy, and enough for at least four servings.

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