Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash


This is a public service announcement!  Today, I watched a YouTube video of a blogger showing her fellow readers (viewers) how to cook a spaghetti squash and I couldn’t even finish watching the 3 minute video because I couldn’t tell if she was about to cut her hand off trying to cut through the hard, uncooked spaghetti squash.  THERE IS A BETTER WAY!!

While writing my first cookbook, I first experimented with cooking spaghetti squash in the crock pot. It worked beautifully, just don’t cook it too long or it will be mush.  2.5 hours seems to be the magic number.

If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash yet, you should.  I have enjoyed using it in the place of pasta with my meatballs and marinara! Yummy!  Spaghetti squash is slightly sweet and as long as it is not over cooked, it has an al dente texture to it which is nice.

As you can see, I just used a regular ceramic crock pot but I would love to get one with a programable timer!

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Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash

1/2 cup cooked is 4 Net Carbs

1 spaghetti squash (2-3 lbs)

1/2  cup water

2-4 tbsp butter (optional)

Salt & pepper to taste


Place whole spaghetti squash along with water in crock pot. Cook on high for 2.5 hours. Carefully remove from crock pot and slice in half, lengthwise. Allow to cool slightly before removing seeds.

Take fork and start from outside of squash and scrape out “spaghetti”. In a small pot, add “spaghetti” and butter, salt & pepper to taste.

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16 thoughts on “Crock Pot Spaghetti Squash

  1. THANK YOU!! I always wondered if there was an easier way to cook spaghetti squash. I would put it in the microwave before cutting it to make it a little easier but it was still tough!

  2. Thank you very much Melissa! I put one in the crock pot last night and this morning it just pulled apart so easily…Thank a lot. I love your site btw.

  3. I bought one a few years ago that I couldn’t get open and I tossed it in the garbage. I have to try this….how many people will this serve?

    • Kimberly, I would cook it a minimal of 2.5 hours and if you still can’t stick a knife in it, cook it a little longer but you DON’T want to overcook it our it will be mush (you don’t want to cook it an extra 2 hours). Hope this helps!

  4. The easiest way to cook spaghetti squash for me, in the summer time, or anytime is in the microwave. Cut in half, place one half on a dinner plate cut side down. Poke a couple of steam holes around the skin if you want. Cook it for 15 minutes, yes, only 15 minutes, and it comes out beautifully. Less energy, and heat are used. Looks, and tastes exactly the same as crock pot or oven.

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