Spaghetti Squash with Ham and Parmesan

This is a super fast  recipe that is perfect for a hot summer night. If you are a fan of Spaghetti Squash then I know you’ll love it!
I usually cook the entire squash and use half for this dish. Reserving the other half to make a different meal another day.
The fastest way to cook the squash is to cut it into quarters, scrape the insides and puncture each quarter with a fork five or six times.
Place two quarters at a time, face down, in a microwave safe bowl, add about a quarter cup of water to bowl, cover with plastic wrap and microwave in increments of 3 to four minutes until it reaches your desired tenderness. I like mine softer rather than “al dente” but know lots of folks that prefer a firmer texture so it’s really just personal preference on how long you want to cook it.
I like using tomatoes from my garden so I use whatever is ripe at the time.

1 half of cooked spaghetti squash, removed from skins with fork.
3/4 cup cooked cubed ham OR 3/4 cup sliced deli ham, cut into small strips or pieces
1 tsp. EVOO
4 tbsp. parmesan cheese
3 tbsp. Promise (light) butter OR your favorite butter or margerine
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes ( or 1/2 cup chopped tomato)
Sea salt to taste
Simply toss your spaghetti squash with the butter, EVOO, and sea salt (to taste) until butter is melted.
Add the ham, toss.
Add 3 tbsp. of parmesan, toss.
Garnish with remaining parmesan and cherry tomatoes.


  1. This looks amazing, and I love spaghetti squash, so I’ll have to give this one a try. :)

  2. This sounds yum! I’m a big fan of spaghetti squash, especially this time of year when you can pluck them fresh from the garden.

  3. This looks really delicious!!

  4. yum! i bet this would be good with browned butter. would love to have you link this up to Turning the Table Thursday.

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  5. YUM! I absolutely love spaghetti squash. I only tried it this past year and it is a fave of mine.

  6. I actually just got a spaghetti squash from my brother’s garden. Will definitely have to try this. Thanks for sharing :).

  7. That sounds DELISH! My kids love spaghetti squash. :)

  8. That looks so pretty with the cherry tomatoes! Perfect for a hot summer day :)

  9. This looks really, really good – I love spaghetti squash. I bet it would be really good with proscuitto and maybe peas as well. :)

  10. I love Spaghetti Squash — and right now we have a ton f cherry tomatoes in our garden, so I will definitely be trying this out real soon!
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  11. Becky Davis says:

    this sounds really good. I;ll have to give it a try. I have a hard time cutting the spaghetti squash up.

  12. This looks really delicious! I have to try it sometime.