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How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Oven — Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn

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So you took a gamble on a spaghetti squash — it does have a pretty clever sales hook, after all — but now you're staring at this canary-yellow gourd wondering how on earth it could ever be transformed into anything resembling pasta. You're full of doubts and hopes and perhaps a dash of healthy skepticism. I get that.

Well, buckle up, because today we're pulling some culinary alchemy and transforming squash into tender tangles of spaghetti — no spiralizers or any special gadgets required. You just need an oven and a half-hour of your time.

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