Simple Spaghetti Squash Parmesan

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is a good basic way to serve this crunchy, mild favored squash. For variety, top with sesame seeds, mix with minced fresh basil, or combined with fresh chopped tomatoes. A 3 pound squash yields about 6 cups cooked squash.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The squash can be baked, microwaved or boiled. I choose to microwave. Place squash cut side down in a pan just large enough to hold an 1/4 cup water and cover with plastic wrap.
  2. Microwave on high for 14-15 minutes.
  3. When skin pierces easily with fork, drain and cool. Scoop out and discard the seeds.
  4. With a fork, transfer the spaghetti-like strands from the shell to a casserole dish.
  5. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  6. Taste to adjust seasoning.
Most Helpful

5 5

Loved it! The squash was microwaved making this a super quick vegetable to prepare. It was topped with green tomato pasta sauce and chicken meatballs. A nice healthy meal. Thanks looneytunesfan for posting.

5 5

Wow - I don't think I'll ever eat plain spaghetti squash again. I used shaved parmesan, and thought it worked rather well. It melted just a little bit, and gave the squash a nice tang. My 3yo tried it and then promptly wanted more.