Spaghetti squash is a variety of winter squash that resembles strands of spaghetti when cooked. The oblong, yellow squash is generally eight to 14 inches in length and weighs between two to four pounds.
Spaghetti squash is low in calories, carbohydrates, fat and cholesterol and is a good source of dietary fiber and Vitamin C. It can be added to soups and stews, and is often topped with tomato sauce as a substitute for pasta. Prior to cooking, a spaghetti squash should be halved or quartered, and the seeds and pulp removed. The spaghetti squash can be baked, microwaved, boiled or prepared in a slow cooker.