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    How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash

    How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash. Photo by lazyme

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    15 mins

    5 mins

    10 mins

    Realtor by day, Chef by night's Note:

    Here's 2 easy ways to cook a spaghetti squash for all those great recipes. It's easier than you think. One reviewer has suggested poking a few holes in the squash before the initial microwaving. I have never done this and have never had a problem but you might want to do that just in case.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Wash the squash and leave it wet. Microwave it for 5 minutes to help soften the skin (it's still really hard).
    2. 2
      Cut squash lengthwise and remove seeds.
    3. 3
      To Microwave: put squash halves cut side down in baking dish in 1/4 cup of water covered with plastic. Nuke it for 7-10 minutes.
    4. 4
      To Bake: put squash halves cut side down in baking dish in 1/4 cup of water and bake for 45 minutes covered with foil. Don't let the water cook away. Check it and add more if needed.
    5. 5
      After it's cooled slightly, scrape out the veggie strands with a fork and season with olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and parmesan cheese or proceed with another spaghetti squash recipe.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 29, 2009

      Step 0 - Poke some holes in the squash before microwaving. Don't ask how I know this!

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    • on August 07, 2011

      55

      I used the microwave method, and this came out perfectly. Tender and moist. Thanks Realtor for a nice simple keeper. Made for Healthy Choices tag.

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    • on September 24, 2009

      55

      I had a small spaghetti squash. Maybe 2 pounds. I cooked each half 7 minutes at high in the microwave. It was perfect. Thanks Realtor :) Made for 123 hit wonders

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    Nutritional Facts for How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash

    Serving Size: 1 (90 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 23.4
     
    Calories from Fat 3
    16%
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.0 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 13.3 mg
    0%
    Total Carbohydrate 5.2 g
    1%
    Dietary Fiber 0.0 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 0.4 g
    0%

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