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How to Freeze Spaghetti Squash

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Overview

If your garden has delivered a generous bounty of spaghetti squash, don't let them go to waste. Spaghetti squash is easy to freeze and keeps very well. The sweet, tender flavor and just-from-the-garden freshness will be preserved to enjoy later, even in the midst of winter.

Step 1

Freeze squash when it's firm and the skin is pale yellow. Leave any green squash on the vine a bit longer. Wash the spaghetti squash thoroughly.

Step 2

Cut away any blemishes or soft spots, then cut the squash in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and pulp with a large spoon, and discard them.

Step 3

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Put the spaghetti squash halves in large baking pans with the cut side up. Bake the spaghetti squash for 30 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the spaghetti squash from the oven and allow it to cool. Once the squash is cool enough to touch, remove the long strands with a fork.

Step 5

Put the spaghetti squash into labeled Ziplock bags or plastic containers. Remove as much air as possible, and put the spaghetti squash in the freezer.

Things You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Large spoon
  • Baking pans
  • Fork
  • Ziplock bags or plastic containers

References

  • Freezing Spaghetti Squash
  • Quality for Keeps: Freezing Unusual Fruits and Vegetables
Keywords: spaghetti squash, baking pans, plastic containers

About this Author

M.H. Dyer is a long-time writer, editor and proofreader. She has been a contributor to the East-Oregonian Newspaper and See Jane Run magazine, and is author of a memoir, “The Tumbleweed Chronicles, a Sideways Look at Life." She holds an Master of Fine Arts from National University, San Diego.

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