Easy Baked Spaghetti Squash

Recipes for baked spaghetti squash are often overly complicated, but our version has just two ingredients: squash and water.

Easy Baked Spaghetti Squash in baking dish
Photo: Colin Price
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 15 mins


  • 1 (3 pound) spaghetti squash

  • ½ cup water


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scrape out and discard seeds and membranes. Place halves, cut-side down, in a large baking dish; add water. Bake until tender, 45 to 50 minutes. Remove squash from oven. Turn cut-side up; let cool for 10 minutes. Scrape the inside of the squash with a fork to remove the spaghetti-like strands.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

42 Calories
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 42
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g 2%
Sodium 28mg 1%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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