This easy recipe for Oven Baked Spaghetti Squash will show you how to cook spaghetti squash with very little effort! 

Using just two ingredients and in three easy steps you will have a nutritious and fiber-filled keto entree or side dish that can be used in so many recipes. Bake it into a casserole with low carb meat sauce and some grated cheese or keep it simple with just a sprinkle of southwest seasoning.

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Oven Baked Spaghetti Squash

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Why We Love Baked Spaghetti Squash

Low carb is super easy with oven baked spaghetti squash! Serve it on its own, hot or cold. Tuck it into a low carb wrap or top a bed of salad greens with a light vinaigrette.

Cook it with a simple brush of olive oil (or leftover bacon grease), a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and enjoy a filling, low carb meal that’s great all year round! For a quicker alternative try air frying the spaghetti squash. For a holiday twist, sprinkle with brown sugar before roasting.

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How Do You Bake Spaghetti Squash?

Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the oven with these 3 easy steps!

  1. Slice squash into 1 inch thick rings.
  2. Scrape out seeds and pulp.
  3. Brush with oil and seasoning and bake.

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Healthy Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti squash is the pasta alternative you never knew you needed! We love it with a low carb pre-made marinara sauce, or a super keto cheese sauce. It’s also great with a variety of other vegetables like cucumber salad with feta, or as a side dish to low carb entrees like air fryer salmon, a low carb pork tenderloin or a roasted chicken breast.

How To Store Spaghetti Squash

  • Uncut spaghetti squash will keep at room temperature for about 2 months on the countertop, but once it’s cooked it will keep about 4 days in the refrigerator as long as it’s in an airtight container.
  • Cooked spaghetti squash ‘noodles’ will keep in the freezer for up to 6 months in zippered bags with the date labeled on them.

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Oven Baked Spaghetti Squash

Learn how to cook spaghetti squash easily in the oven!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly



  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or as needed


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Slice spaghetti squash into 1" thick rings. Scrape out seeds and place them on a parchment lined pan.
  • Brush each side with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Bake 35-40 minutes or until tender. Scrape with a fork to create strands.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 290IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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