Roasted Spaghetti Squash is delicious spaghetti squash is the perfect healthy alternative to traditional spaghetti noodles. Weight Watchers friendly recipe- 0 SmartPoints!
One of the joys of cooking is finding healthier alternatives to foods I love. This is what being on Weight Watchers for years has taught me… always look for a healthy alternative. Sometimes I’m really in the mood for pasta but want to save a bit on carbs. Spaghetti Squash is the most amazing vegetable ever. When cooked just right, it’s just like actual spaghetti. My Roasted Spaghetti Squash is an easy way to prepare spaghetti squash for any recipe. Delicious spaghetti squash is the perfect healthy alternative to traditional spaghetti noodles. This is a Weight Watchers friendly recipe and one cup is 0 SmartPoints.
Have you ever had spaghetti squash before? To be honest, it took me a while to try it. Spaghetti Squash became super popular a few years ago but I just couldn’t seem to try it. Finally I did, and I couldn’t believe how much it resembled regular spaghetti noodles! Preparing spaghetti squash takes a bit of time, but it’s totally worth it to be able to enjoy “pasta” without all the carbs.
Spaghetti Squash has seeds in the middle, so the easiest way to get the seeds out is to cut the squash in half and scoop them out. The squash is a bit tough, so to make it easier to work with I like to microwave it for a few minutes before I cut into it. Place the squash in a microwave safe dish and microwave for 7 minutes, flipping halfway through.
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, cut the squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon and discard the seeds. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the squash on to sheet, cut side up. Brush the cut side with olive oil then season with salt and pepper.
Roast in the oven for 1 hour and 5 minutes, until the squash is tender.
Once squash is cool enough to handle, spread the inside with a fork, to make spaghetti like noodles. Shredded into a large bowl.
Roasted Spaghetti Squash is an easy way to prepare spaghetti squash for any recipe. Delicious spaghetti squash is the perfect healthy alternative to traditional spaghetti noodles. Serve these noodles with my Twenty Minute Marinara Sauce and meatballs for dinner or make my Meatball Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! 0 Weight Watchers SmartPoints for one cup!!
I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!
Serves 4, 1 Cup Per Serving11
0 SMARTPOINTS per serving
10 minPrep Time
1 hr, 5 Cook Time
1 hr, 15 Total Time
- 2 Small or Medium Spaghetti Squash
- 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Piece spaghetti squash several times with fork. Microwave for 7 minutes, flipping once.
- Cut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Discard seeds.
- Line baking sheet with parchment paper and lay squash onto sheet cut side up.
- Brush the cut side with olive oil then season with salt and pepper.
- Roast for 1 hour 5 minutes.
- Once squash is cool enough to handle, spread the inside with a fork, to make spaghetti like noodles. Shredded into a large bowl.
Nutrition is based on the NEW Weight Watchers Freestyle Program guidelines. Nutrition calculated using Weight Watchers calculator.
NUTRITION: Makes 4 Cups, 1 Cup Per Serving- (0 SmartPoints Per Serving) CALORIES: 10 FAT: 1.1 SATURATED FAT: 0.2 CARBS: 0 FIBER: 0 SUGARS: 0 PROTEIN: 0
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YolandaOctober 4, 2017 at 10:04 am I LOVE squash but tend to go for acorn or butternut. I actually did just buy a spaghetti squash so will follow this recipe to make this week. Thanks - looks great.
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:15 am I do love me some butternut squash! But spaghetti is good for "pasta". I hope you like it!
LilaOctober 4, 2017 at 10:46 am Squash is one of my favorite components of the fall! I'm so excited about spaghetti squash coming into season. :-) I agree with you that it's awesome to have such a healthy alternative to regular pasta! Can't wait to try your recipe!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:14 am Me too Lila! I hope you like it :)
AmberOctober 4, 2017 at 11:09 am I have been wanting to try this. Need to just do it!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:14 am Do it Amber :)!!
HaileeOctober 4, 2017 at 11:43 am Thanks for sharing! I always buy a spaghetti squash with the intentions of cooking it like this but I never get around to it. You're post has inspired me to actually make it this week for dinner! Yum!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:13 am Yay!! I hope you like it!!
LauraOctober 4, 2017 at 1:30 pm We eat spaghetti squash regularly and love it! Laura recently posted...5 Must Have Baby Items
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:13 am It's so good!!
Felicia @ The Starving ChefOctober 4, 2017 at 3:49 pm I'm obsessed with spaghetti squash right now - love how easy it is to make.
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:13 am Spaghetti squash is perfect for the fall time!
Ruthie RidleyOctober 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm This is my go-to!! Such an awesome substitute!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:12 am It's such a great substitute Ruthie :)
Kristen JonesOctober 4, 2017 at 7:35 pm Oh delish!!! I'm such a carboholic and I love my pasta--this could be the perfect substitute! Definitely need to make this super soon. Kristen Jones recently posted...CHEESY VEGGIE BREAKFAST CASSEROLE + KITCHEN CLEANUP TIPS
JuliaOctober 4, 2017 at 10:48 pm Yum! I’ve always wanted to attempt spaghetti squash... I’ll have to give this recipe a try. It doesn’t look too hard at all ?
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:12 am You should try it! It's easy to follow :)
KristiOctober 5, 2017 at 2:17 am I walked right by the spaghetti squash at the store today. I'm going to have to go back and get it!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:11 am Yes, go back and get one :)!!
summerOctober 5, 2017 at 2:21 am My husband and I have actually been wanting to make something like this - perfect timing!
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:11 am Perfect!!!
Jordyn galanOctober 5, 2017 at 8:46 am I love spaghetti squash! But I always struggle to cut it in half!! Any tips? Jordyn galan recently posted...Wildlife Safari Winston, Oregon
KristineOctober 6, 2017 at 9:10 am Great question! Just microwave the squash in a microwave safe dish for 7 minutes. Let cool then cut in half!