Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash–An easy way to cook spaghetti squash! Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low calorie alternative to regular pasta and because it has a neutral flavor it soaks up whatever seasonings or sauce you serve with it.
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Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash
For years I’ve loved spaghetti squash but didn’t really like preparing it. I always had a tough time cutting through the hard exterior shell lengthwise and maneuvering around the stem. It’s not until recently that I’ve realized that it’s actually better to cut crosswise through the squash. The strands actually are longer that way because they run in concentric circles around the core!
So all you need to do is put a cut of water in the bottom of your slow cooker, cut the squash and get the seeds and gunk out, and then place the squash in your slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours or on high for 2-3 hours. After it’s cooked to your desired tenderness use a fork to shred the flesh of the squash into long spaghetti-like strands. It’s so easy!
Ways to eat your Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash
I’ve been eating my spaghetti squash with a little butter, salt and pepper and some feta. Oh yum it my favorite thing ever right now. My husband prefers serving his instant pot spaghetti squash with a red sauce that has italian sausage it in. I even made a chicken parmesan spaghetti squash recipe that was a total hit in our house. That recipe will be coming soon. Here are some other ways you may want to eat your spaghetti squash:
Easy slow cooker spaghetti sauce
Slow cooker meat and veggie sauce
Skinny chicken alfredo from Spend with Pennies
Marinara sauce from Add a Pinch
What Slow Cooker Did You Use?
For this slow cooker spaghetti squash recipe I used my 6 quart oval Kitchenaid slow cooker. I love this slow cooker (you can see me talking about it in a video here). It cooks low and evenly. I love the medium heat choice because most slow cookers that I’ve seen only have the option of cooking on low or high. If you’re going to buy just one slow cooker, this is the one that I recommendPrint
An easy way to cook spaghetti squash! Spaghetti squash is a healthy, low calorie alternative to regular pasta and because it has a neutral flavor it soaks up whatever seasonings or sauce you serve with it.
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 cup water
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half crosswise. Scoop out the seeds and gunk with a spoon.
- Pour a cup of water in the bottom of the slow cooker. Place the spaghetti squash in the slow cooker on its side.
- Cover the slow cooker and cook on low for about 4 hours, or on high for 2-3 hours (depending on your slow cooker and how hot it cooks).
- When the squash reaches your preferred texture use a fork to shred the flesh into long spaghetti-like strands. Serve with your favorite sauce.
I used my 6 quart kitchenaid slow cooker for this recipe.
Click here for the Instant Pot version of this recipe.
- Method: Slow Cooker
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