Dinner Tonight: Spaghetti Squash With Butter Recipe

It's always nice when recipes come plastered on the vegetable I'm buying, especially when it is bought at the farmers' market. The instructions were simple: Cut the squash in half, place in a preheated oven at 375°F, roast for an hour. When done, the squash would have innards like long strands of pasta. Hence the name, I presume.

For some reason, I'd never had this before and was doubtful it would work. But the proof's in the bowl, I guess. The recipe mentioned adding a sauce on top, but I don't think it really needs it. The squash is so flavorful that it requires just a little butter and salt and pepper to elevate it to a full meal.

Recipe Details

Dinner Tonight: Spaghetti Squash With Butter Recipe

Prep 5 mins
Cook 60 mins
Total 65 mins
Serves 2 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • Salt and pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Split the squash in half lengthwise. When the oven is ready, toss in the squash. Cook for an hour.

  2. Remove the squash. Simply scoop out the insides, trying to discard as many seeds as possible. Place in a bowl. Toss in the butter and season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)
252 Calories
13g Fat
34g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 252
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 8g 38%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 760mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 27mg 136%
Calcium 124mg 10%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 723mg 15%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)