Spaghetti Squash Dinner in Minutes

Spaghetti Squash Dinner in Minutes
Presented by Spartan Training®

Have a healthy dinner fast. Bake a squash and get creative. Use your Spartan ingenuity to incorporate what you have around you in the kitchen.


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash


  1. Use a large sharp knife to cut the top inch off of the spaghetti squash, removing the remaining visible stem. This will make the next step easier.
  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise.
  3. Scoop out seeds with a spoon.
  4. Set the squash cut-side-down in baking dish and add enough water to cover the bottom of the dish by about ½ inch. Microwave uncovered on high for 10 to 20 minutes until the color deepens and you can easily insert a knife into the flesh. Time varies based on squash size.
  5. Allow to cool for 5 minutes then transfer, using a spatula, out of the dish. Turn over and allow to cool an additional 5 minutes, cut side facing up. The goal with this cooling practice is simply so you don’t burn yourself. Once cool enough to handle safely, use a fork to gently scrape the filling out of the squash and into a bowl. You’ll quickly see why it is called spaghetti squash.


  • Look for a spaghetti squash that is small enough to fit into a microwave safe dish when cut in half.
  • You also have the option to cook only one half at a time.
  • Top with your favorite spaghetti sauce, pesto sauce, or butter and herbs

Spaghetti Squash Dinner Beast Mode by Dave Sherotski


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Photo credit: @DaveSherotski