Spaghetti Squash

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READY IN: 21mins
Recipe by xtine

A basic way to cook spaghetti squash. After it is cooked, it can be dressed with any sauce you like. I like this method because you don't have to cut the squash in half before cooking it - spaghetti squash is very difficult to cut when it is raw, and it can be dangerous to cut.


  1. Pierce squash (about an inch deep) all over with a small sharp knife to prevent bursting.
  2. Cook in an 800-watt microwave oven on high power (100 percent) for 6 to 7 minutes.
  3. Turn squash over and microwave until squash feels slightly soft when pressed, 8 to 10 minutes more.
  4. Cool squash for 5 minutes.
  5. As soon as the squash is cool enough to handle, cut it in half.
  6. Carefully scoop out the seeds and discard them.
  7. Using a fork, separate the squash into strands and then scoop them out of the squash shell.
  8. Season with salt and pepper, and dress with whatever sauce you like.

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