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Before You Roast Spaghetti Squash, Make Sure To Cut The Ends Off
To create elongated strands of spaghetti squash that resemble traditional pasta, it’s crucial that you cut it crosswise instead of the traditional lengthwise cut before roasting.
This technique unlocks the squash’s full potential by exposing its natural fiber orientation, which runs along the circumference of the squash.
In addition to crosswise cuts, it’s also crucial to trim the stem and flower ends of the squash before roasting. These ends play a vital role in the cooking process.
By cutting the squash crosswise and chopping the ends off, you increase air circulation within the interior cavity while roasting and promote better heat distribution.