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Garlicky Spaghetti Squash Skillet

(11 Votes)
Updated August 08, 2023
Garlicky Spaghetti Squash
40 Min

Wanna know the great thing about spaghetti squash recipes? Most of the time they cook up with the same tasty flavors as our favorite pasta, but without the heavy carbs and gluten. In fact, our Garlicky Spaghetti Squash Skillet makes a perfect side dish, in place of potatoes or rice, but it's also yummy and filling all on it's own! 

What You'll Need

  • 1 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh basil

What to Do

  1. Fill a soup pot with one inch of water and place whole squash in water. Bring to a boil over high heat, cover, and cook 20 to 30 minutes or until tender when pierced with a knife. Remove squash to a cutting board and allow to cool slightly.
  2. Cut squash in half lengthwise then use a spoon to remove and discard seeds. Scrape inside of squash with a fork, shredding into spaghetti-like strands.
  3. Place shredded squash in a large skillet and heat over high heat 2 to 4 minutes to absorb any excess water. Add remaining ingredients except basil and cook over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes or until heated through. Stir in basil and serve.

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I really like spaghetti squash but I eat it the same way every time and for some reason, I assumed because of its name, it was supposed to be eaten with marinara or meat sauce as you would with traditional spaghetti. The idea of eating it in a different way is an encouraging thought though...and whosyournana, I'm definitely gonna have to try the alfredo with chicken or turkey version. Yum!

I had never heard of this vegetable and had to try it. It really was easy to boil in a large pan as stated. It lasted a long time in the fridge and I used it to mix with my other vegetables. It was really good! I can't say that it tasted anything like spaghetti though.

Big hit for my family!

This is exactly the way I fix it, and it is amazingly good! Only omission is the basil, as I don't always have it fresh. I have used marinara sauce on my squash as well. GOOD STUFF!

The length of time to cook in th microwave depends on the size of the squash.. and the power of your microwave. I start at 5 minutes and keep checking until it reaches softness. You can add more time if it's underdone but can't tack it back if overcooked.

i also enjoy spgti sqsh with alfredo sauce & diced turkey or chicken

I find that cutting the raw squash in half and removing the seeds before microwaving is an easier way to prepare the spaghetti squash

How long did you cook in the microwave.

I remove the seeds before cooking as well.

click on is this my recipe or save to my recipe tab listed above the recipe

Where is the "Add It" button to save this recipe?


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