Spaghetti Squash Recipe | PBS Food

With a bit of lemon juice and salt, roasted spaghetti squash could easily be your go-to meal. Sprinkle some Parmesan and Italian parsley too! (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of Fresh Tastes)


Yield: Serves 2 to 4


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved 
  • Juice from 1/2 lemon
  • Salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons finely grated Parmesan-Reggiano cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley, as garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the halves of spaghetti squash cut side up. Transfer to the oven to roast for about 30 to 40 minutes, until tender with a fork. 
  2. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 to 7 minutes, until you can handle them. Using a fork, remove the seeds and discard. Scrape out the spaghetti squash from both halves and dump it onto the parchment paper. 
  3. Sprinkle it with a few pinches of salt and squeeze lemon juice over the spaghetti squash. Give it a good mix and then transfer it back to the oven to dry out a bit, about 10 minutes. Divide amongst plates and then top with parmesan and Italian parsley. Serve immediately. 
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