Spaghetti Squash Nests Recipe

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Marcia Andrews Modified: March 21, 2022
Spaghetti Squash Nests Recipe

How To Make Spaghetti Squash Nests

Shredded squash with sunny side up eggs in the middle makes a great breakfast idea to try almost as if you got a fresh harvest straight from the nest.




  • 1medium spaghetti squash,about 2⅓ or 3lbs (1.1 or 1.3 grams)
  • ½cupwater
  • 1cupParmesan Cheese,grated
  • kosher salt,to taste
  • ground black pepper,to taste
  • 4large eggs
  • olive oil,cooking spray
  • 2tbspherb,fresh, such as chives, thyme, or parsley – minced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Using a fork, poke holes lengthwise around the center of the spaghetti squash.

  4. Microwave for 2 minutes.

  5. Cut the ends off of the squash, then slice in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds and pulp.

  6. Place half of the squash flesh-side down in a microwave-safe dish with high sides.

  7. Pour ½ cup of water over the top of the squash and microwave on high for 3 minutes, or when a fork easily pulls the squash away from the skin in long strands that look like spaghetti.

  8. Repeat with second half—there will still be water left over from the first half.

  9. Cool the squash until it can be safely handled, about 10 minutes.

  10. Use a fork to remove all of the squash from the skin, breaking it up into small strands.

  11. You should have approximately 4 cups of squash. Transfer to a medium bowl and stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.

  12. Divide the squash into 4 cups and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  13. Shape into nests, creating a well large enough to fit an egg in the center of each.

  14. Bake for 10 minutes, until the squash is starting to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 minutes.

  15. Crack the eggs into a small bowl, one at a time, then pour into the wells of the squash nests. Season with salt and pepper.

  16. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, depending on your preferred doneness for the eggs.

  17. Garnish each nest with fresh herbs and serve.


  • Calories: 280.27kcal
  • Fat: 18.04g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.02g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.85g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.74g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.82g
  • Fiber: 2.18g
  • Sugar: 3.30g
  • Protein: 20.41g
  • Cholesterol: 211.28mg
  • Sodium: 601.84mg
  • Calcium: 520.75mg
  • Potassium: 232.04mg
  • Iron: 3.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 165.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.80mg
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