Spaghetti squash is an underappreciated vegetable that is tender, healthy, and loaded with subtle sweetness. It can be steamed, baked, broiled, boiled or microwaved, and can even be grilled for a unique, smoky flavor. Serve it hot with butter, grated cheese or the toppings of your choice.

Things You'll Need

Choose firm spaghetti squash with unblemished, lemony-yellow skin. Wash the spaghetti squash in cool water.

Dry the squash with paper towels so it won’t be slippery, then use a large, sharp knife to cut the squash in half lengthwise. Use a large spoon to scrape out the seeds and tough, stringy pulp.

Put several bamboo skewers in a bowl of water, and leave them to soften for 40 minutes. Turn on the grill and allow it to preheat while you’re preparing the spaghetti squash.

Cut the spaghetti squash into 1/2-inch slices and slide the slices onto the softened bamboo skewers. Using a pastry brush, brush the slices generously with melted butter.

Place the squash on the grill and grill it for about five minutes. When the squash begins to turn brown, turn it over and grill the other side. The squash is done when a fork will slide in easily. Serve the grilled squash hot.