Easy Grilled Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Grilled Spaghetti Squash–tender, sweet, and a great pasta replacement–delicious served with Parmesan cheese, your favorite tomatoes, and fresh herbs! WATCH THE VIDEO!

Easy Grilled Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Happy Friday, Friends. There’s a chill in the air and a beautiful breeze as I’m writing this today. When the cooler weather hits, I just get … giddy!

You just can’t describe it any better than this …

Easy Grilled Spaghetti Squash

How to make spaghetti squash

I love this time of year, harvested squash, potatoes, tomatoes, cabbage. Farmer’s Market garden treats are brimming in the baskets right now, and one of our standard squashes to enjoy is Grilled Spaghetti Squash.

Back in June we video’d 8 recipes in one day in my kitchen.

We had a fantastic film crew, and of course I had lots of help from my daughter and one of my best friends who lives in my little community.

How to prepare spaghetti squash

I call this recipe today my 1, 2, 3 recipe … because it’s so easy.

1. Cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
2. Season and place on the grill and cook until tender.
3. Use a fork to cut the spaghetti squash flesh into strings, then scoop out with a spoon.

Grilled Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is a very versatile yellow winter squash, which we love to replace pasta or rice with, when we’re trying to eat lower carbs.

When I think of food, I like to think about the origin of where I learned to cook with a certain ingredient, such as spaghetti squash. I mean, I don’t remember eating this kind of squash as a kid … do you?

Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Tools needed to make spaghetti squash

  • Cutting knife
  • Spoon
  • Grill
  • Fork

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How to make Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Heat the grill to medium-high; prepare the squash. Time the squash to be done cooking at the time of the other dishes you will be serving.

Spray or drizzle olive oil on the flesh of the spaghetti squash. Sprinkle with seasoning. Place on the grill cut side down for about 25-30 minutes; test with a fork to see that it is soft and ready for fleshing. (We do not flip it over.)

Season with salt and pepper and more seasonings, if desired. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese.

Optional to add fresh or canned tomaotes (we love Tuttorosso Tomatoes), fresh herbs, and a drizzle of olive oil.

SO GOOD, after a long exhausting day! :)

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Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Grilled Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Servings: 6


  • 2 whole spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Paprika or favorite seasoning we love Lawry's Seasoning Salt
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh herbs we love Oregano
  • Fresh or canned tomatoes we love Tuttorosso Tomatoes


  • Heat the grill to medium-high. If your grill has temperature settings, set it for 400 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and turn both both pieces flesh side up. Spoon or scoop out the seeds.
  • Spray or drizzle olive oil on the flesh of the spaghetti squash. Sprinkle with seasoning (we love salt, pepper, and paprika). Place on the grill over medium high heat cut side down. Grill for about 25-30 minutes and test with a fork that it is soft and ready for fleshing. (No need to flip over.)
  • Season with more salt and pepper and more seasonings, if desired. Serve hot with Parmesan cheese, fresh or canned tomatoes, and your favorite herb!


More spaghetti squash recipes: How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash [Mama Loves Food], Greek Salad Spaghetti Squash Bowl [Kalyn’s Kitchen], and Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash [All Day I Dream About Food].

End of summer Easy Grilled Spaghetti Squash Recipe

This post is updated from 2014.

12 comments on “Easy Grilled Spaghetti Squash Recipe”

  1. Your text says to place the squash cut side up, but your video shows it cut side up?
    Your still photos also seem to indicate that the squash was on the grill cut side down, meaning the opening was on the grill.
    Please clarify.

  2. This looks delicious! I’ve never tried grilling spaghetti squash but now I am going to!

  3. Looks good. I’m learning to like spaghetti squash. I love other squashes, but I think it’s a texture thing trying to get used to this..lol.

  4. Yum!! We’re trying to eat more low carb dishes, so this is perfect. Looks so delicious! 

  5. Hi Sandy, what a great idea for cooking spaghetti! MUST try this myself. Just letting you know that I featured this recipe in my round-up of 25 Deliciously Healthy Low-Carb Recipes from September 2014. Hope a lot of my readers will click over here and try the recipe!

  6. I have always just used it as a replacement for pasta but this looks fantastic. I never would have thought of it. Will be trying it in a day or two. Thanks!

  7. I love everything about this simple dish!

  8. Keeping this recipe…we are always on the hunt for low carb recipes =)

  9. This sounds amazing Sandy!! Oh how I want to eat this entire meal at your house, so fresh!! I love how you prepared the spaghetti squash. I have only had it with sauce (Italian style), I will try this!

  10. That little dash of Parm on the top makes the spaghetti squash sing!

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