crockpot spaghetti squash in a glass bowl

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Carrie Forrest, MBA, MPH in Nutrition
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Main Dish or Side Dish
  • Method: crockpot
  • Cuisine: vegan, paleo, healthy


Here’s how to cook a whole spaghetti squash in the crockpot.


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, whole
  • 1 cup water


  1. Wash and pat dry the spaghetti squash.
  2. Use a sharp knife to make 15-20 pricks all over the squash.
  3. Place the squash in a large crockpot with 1 cup of water.
  4. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours or low for 8 hours.
  5. Use tongs to remove the squash from the crockpot when finished cooking.
  6. Cut open with a knife, scoop out the seeds, and use a fork to shred the squash.
  7. Serve hot with your choice of topping.


Refrigerate any leftovers in a tightly sealed container for up to 4 days.