How to Cook a Spaghetti Squash
photo by lazyme
- Ready In:
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1⁄4 cup water
- Wash the squash and leave it wet. Microwave it for 5 minutes to help soften the skin (it's still really hard).
- Cut squash lengthwise and remove seeds.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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This recipe worked quite well, but I think my squash must have been on the small side as it was nearly done after the first five minutes of step one. OOPS! So I lowered the Power Level to a 7 and then gave it another 2 minutes and it was perfect. I'd say my squash weighed 2 1/2 - 3 lbs, so just watch you don't overdo it if it is smaller. Will definitely make it again, thanks.
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