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Soggy Spaghetti Squash? Try this Cooking Tip

A cooked spaghetti squash is cut into two pieces.

Spaghetti squash is a delicious, healthy meal to enjoy throughout the fall. Whether you coat it with marinara sauce or fresh vegetables, you can easily roast this squash in the oven for a crispy, warm meal. But what do you do if you end up with soggy spaghetti squash?

If your spaghetti squash is soggy, make sure you’re not roasting it with water.

Spaghetti squash naturally has a high water content. While cooking, it produces even more water. If you add water to your pan, this means there’s actually tons of water during the roasting process. That is what causes the squash to become soggy and unappetizing.

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Roast your squash properly.

Instead, roast your spaghetti squash directly on aluminum foil or parchment paper in the oven. Cut the squash in half and place it face-down on the baking sheet. Cook your spaghetti squash for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. This method will allow your delicious squash to roast properly for a crispy, warm flavor.

If you’ve already added water to your roasting squash, you can still remove some of the additional moisture. After pulling it out of the oven, create your spaghetti strands with a fork. Then, pat dry your squash noodles with a paper towel in a colander.

There are tons of incredible meals you can make from fresh spaghetti squash. With perfectly roasted noodles, you can easily enjoy a delicious, low-carb dinner.

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Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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