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How to Make Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce in the Oven

Spaghetti squash is a healthy and nutritious alternative to traditional pasta, and it’s incredibly easy to prepare. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to make spaghetti squash with a simple marinara sauce. The squash is roasted in the oven until tender and then topped with a flavorful tomato sauce and grated Parmesan cheese.


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 jar marinara sauce
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper


Step 1: Preheat the oven
Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).

Step 2: Cut and clean the squash
Use a sharp knife to cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and fibers from the center with a spoon.

Step 3: Roast the squash
Place the squash halves cut-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Roast the squash in the oven for 45-50 minutes or until the flesh is tender and easily comes apart with a fork.

Step 4: Prepare the marinara sauce
While the squash is roasting, prepare the marinara sauce. Heat the marinara sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat until it’s heated through.

Step 5: Serve and enjoy!
Once the squash is done, remove it from the oven and let it cool slightly. Use a fork to scrape the flesh of the squash into strands. Place the spaghetti squash strands on a plate or serving dish and top with the warm marinara sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional pasta dishes. You can also customize the marinara sauce with your favorite herbs and spices, such as oregano or basil. Serve the spaghetti squash with a side salad or roasted vegetables for a complete and nutritious meal. Enjoy!

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