How to prepare spaghetti squash

Fun alternatives to spaghetti!

By Kristy Kim

Squash season is upon us, and we love a good baked dish. In particular, spaghetti squash is a great way to get nutritional vitamins as well as a full stomach. It is also a great substitute for spaghetti noodles for anybody trying to eat on the healthier side. Read along for a simple dish with lots of flavor! This recipe requires little preparation and clean up, which makes it even better for us busy college kids. We love this recipe inspo by Love and Lemons. 


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp of Olive Oil


  1. Safely cut the spaghetti squash in half with a knife. (This step is the most dangerous, so please cut with caution!)
  2. Once the squash is cut in half vertically, scoop out the seeds with a spoon. 
  3. Now flip the squash over and poke holes onto the skin of the squash with a fork.
  4. Flip the squash over again, so that the inside is facing up, and apply the olive oil and salt and pepper to the squash. 
  5. It is now ready to cook in the oven for 30-40 min. Once it is ready, you can use the fork to scrape the strands into spaghetti noodles.

We like to make a creamy pesto or meaty marinara sauce to put on top of the spaghetti squash. Although, you can add any sauce to top this dish off. Not only is this alternative healthy, but so delicious! Enjoy!

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