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Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipe with Pesto

  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes (Instant Pot timing)
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6 (as a side) 1x


Want a simple and healthy side dish? This easy spaghetti squash recipe dresses up the squash “noodles” with pesto and Parmesan!


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds)
  • 1/3 cup basil pesto (homemade, vegan, or purchased)
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more to serve (or vegan Parmesan)


  1. Cook the spaghetti squash: follow Roasted Spaghetti Squash or Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash.
  2. Allow the squash to cool slightly, then use a fork to scrape out the squash into “spaghetti” strands. Place the noodles in a colander or strainer and rest for 10 minutes to remove any extra moisture.
  3. In a bowl, combine the pesto, Parmesan, and squash noodles. Toss until well combined. Taste, and add additional salt or pesto as necessary. (Leftovers store in the refrigerator for a few days; you may have to refresh the flavor with additional pesto.)
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Pressure Cooker / Roasted
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian

Keywords: Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipe, Pesto Spaghetti Squash