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How to Make Perfect Spaghetti Squash


If there is one thing that I know how to make perfectly, its spaghetti squash.

Its Fall in SoCal, which to me means that there’s finally Spaghetti Squash at Trader Joe’s.

I just can’t get enough.

I’ll eat it with spinach, I’ll eat it with broccoli, I’ll eat it with butter and garlic.

I’ll eat it while I drink a beer, I’ll eat while watching the first episode of the final season of Parenthood, I’ll eat it when I get home from rock climbing with Miles tonight.

Literally, every situation is perfect for those golden strands of faux pasta .

Here are my secrets for making the perfect Spaghetti Squash, and a picture of me and Hunter in my kitchen. As you can see, I prefer to leave almost every drawer halfway open. Miles especially loves this about me.

Hunter and me in my kitchen


Do you have a favorite recipe for spaghetti squash? Let me know, and maybe I’ll try it out and post a picture of me trying it on my Instagram (Theseasalt).

But only if its really good. 

How To Make the Perfect Spaghetti Squash


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • EVOO
  • S&P to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Cut up spaghetti squash into eighths
  3. Remove seeds and slimy parts on the inside using a spoon.
  4. Fill a large lasagna pan with about 1 inch of water.
  5. Place spaghetti squash in water, rind part down.
  6. Bake for 35 mins
  7. Remove from oven and test with fork to make sure it is done. Squash should separate from rind.
  8. Let cool until you can handle squash.
  9. Using your hands, remove squash from rind (this should be fairly easy and rind should come off in one piece).
  10. Use your hands to separate strands into a large bowl.
  11. Add a drizzle of EVOO, season with a little S&P and toss in the parsley.
  12. Stir to combine everything and store in the fridge until you need it, when you can just heat it up in the microwave or in a pan on the stovetop (I like to have it for lunch almost every day with different things mixed in).

How to Make the Perfect Spaghetti Squash

How to Make the Perfect Spaghetti Squash


Author: The SEA SALT

Cooking and surfing in Southern California

3 thoughts on “How to Make Perfect Spaghetti Squash

  1. Pingback: Garlicky Broccoli and Spaghetti Squash | The Sea Salt

  2. Now I remember why I hadn’t cooked spaghetti squash in so long….that thing is hard to cut through! But I persevered and enjoyed a bowl of it tonight following (somewhat) your recipe with the added broccoli and cheese. Really good and filling….quite delicious. And I have plenty left over to use for a few more meals this week….bonus!

    I think I stumbled onto your blog via Pinterest and am really enjoying your posts. They are clear, concise, not too wordy, and very simple to follow. Your recipes look super delicious and healthy…all good things! Looking forward to trying many more.

    • Victoria,
      It can be super hard to cut through spaghetti squash even with good knives! Thanks for letting me know that you tired and enjoyed that recipe:) It makes my day to know that people are enjoying my recipes!

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