Easy Spaghetti Squash with Garlic-Infused Olive Oil | + Video |
It is so fun to twirl your fork through the long ribbons of a spaghetti squash. This spaghetti squash recipe comes together quickly and requires only 5 ingredients! Easy Spaghetti Squash with Garlic-Infused Olive Oil will become your favorite recipe for Italian Night at your home 😊
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 40 minutes
What (your ingredients):
1 spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 clove garlic
Pinch red pepper flakes
Pinch dried oregano
Salt to taste
How (your directions):
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, then scoop out seeds and stringy center. Tip: Don’t toss the seeds! Watch this video to see how I easily separate the seeds from the flesh and roast them to perfection.
Place spaghetti squash cut side up on a baking sheet, then roast in oven for 40 minutes.
When squash is tender and a fork can easily pierce through the center, remove from oven and let rest 10 minutes.
During that time, heat olive oil over medium-low heat. Thinly slice garlic clove and add to hot oil. Allow to cook 1-2 minutes until garlic slices are slightly softened.
After the squash has cooled, use a fork to separate strands into spaghetti-like ribbons.
Spoon over the garlic and olive oil, then top with red pepper flakes, oregano, and salt.
Why (the science): Spaghetti squash, unlike pasta spaghetti, contain lutein and zeaxanthin which can help protect your eyesight as you age!