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Spaghetti Squash with Brown Sugar

This easy baked Spaghetti Squash with Brown Sugar is paired with butter and cinnamon to create a sweet squash flavor with a satisfying crunch perfect for fall.

An entire baking dish full of spaghetti squash has the same number of calories as a small bowl of regular pasta.

Spaghetti Squash has a smooth, nutty flavor all its own. It is hearty and satisfying by itself but is also great combined with other autumn flavors.

two halves of Spaghetti Squash with Brown Sugar.
Spaghetti Squash with Butter and Brown Sugar

This small batch recipe makes a great side dish for two.

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How to make Spaghetti Squash with butter and brown sugar:

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pierce the squash in a few places with a fork and microwave it for 1 minute to slightly soften.

a small spaghetti squash poked with holes from a fork and a measuring tape on the side.

Place the squash on a sturdy cutting board and work very carefully. First slice off the stem end of the squash. Then stand the squash on the flat end and carefully slice it in half from the top down to the cutting board. This chef knife worked great.

a knife cutting through a spaghetti squash.

Using a large metal spoon, remove the seeds and pulp from each half of the squash.

two halves of spaghetti squash and one has the seeds scooped out and removed.

Lightly spray the cut sides with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.

two halves of spaghetti squash sprinkled with salt and pepper.

Place the squash halves, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet.

two halves of spaghetti squash cut side down on parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake until fork-tender, about 45 minutes.

Transfer the cooked spaghetti squash to a cutting board and allow to cool about 10 minutes.

two halves of baked spaghetti squash on a cutting board.

At the same time, in a small sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat about 5 minutes.

butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon cooking in a pan.

Rake a fork back and forth across the squash to remove its flesh in strands. Leave the strands inside the shells.

two halves of spaghetti squash and a fork raking the insides into strands.

Add half of the butter mixture to each squash and stir the strands until coated. Serve and enjoy.

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Yield: Serves 2

Spaghetti Squash with Brown Sugar

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Cool Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

This easy baked Spaghetti Squash with Brown Sugar is paired with butter and cinnamon to create a sweet squash flavor with a satisfying crunch perfect for fall.

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line a small rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Pierce the squash in a few places with a fork and microwave it for 1 minute to slightly soften.
  4. Place the squash on a sturdy cutting board and work very carefully. First slice off the stem end of the squash. Then stand the squash on the flat end and carefully slice it in half from the top down to the cutting board. This chef knife worked great.
  5. Using a large metal spoon, remove the seeds and pulp from each half of the squash.
  6. Lightly spray the cut sides with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with the salt and pepper.
  7. Place the squash halves, cut side down, on the prepared baking sheet.
  8. Bake until fork-tender, about 45 minutes.
  9. Transfer the cooked spaghetti squash to a cutting board and allow to cool about 10 minutes.
  10. At the same time, in a small sauce pan, melt the butter and stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cook and stir over low heat about 5 minutes.
  11. Rake a fork back and forth across the squash to remove its flesh in strands. Leave the strands inside the shells.
  12. Add half of the butter mixture to each squash and stir the strands until coated. Serve and enjoy.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 378Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 61mgSodium: 536mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 7gSugar: 23gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Margo

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

This recipe is great the only way I can get my husband to eat squash.

Zona

Tuesday 19th of October 2021

Hi Margo, so glad you both enjoyed it! Thanks :)

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