How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave – A faster, mess-free method to cook spaghetti squash!
Don’t you just LOOOOVE a good kitchen hack?!? This is one of the best! If you cook spaghetti squash at home on the reg, your life is about to change.
As someone who tries to play numerous of roles in one day, I am always looking for shortcuts. Between running a business, a household, soccer practices, dance practices, sports games… AND mediating fights between my little girls over Elsa dolls AND screaming matches over frilly dresses?!? All faster routes are much appreciated.
Also? I could go on about all the things on this darn to-do list, but I get overwhelmed when I start to name off all that needs to be done.
SO, because of these wonderfully tiring reasons, I am forever grateful when I find a shortcut that will save me a few minutes wherever possible.
Therefore, using your microwave to cook spaghetti squash will result in a faster cook-time and longer strands. Tried and true. IMHO!
For starters, you will of course need spaghetti squash, a bit of water, and a glass baking dish. Wash the outside of the squash, then slice it lengthwise and scrape out the seeds
Next, you want to put the squash, face down, in a 9×13 glass baking dish. Fill the dish with about an inch of water and microwave the squash for 15 minutes. Check to see if the squash is soft enough – it may need 3 to 5 more minutes to cook.
The squash will be steaming hot – be careful when removing from microwave. Give it a few minutes to cool then, take a fork and peel away the spaghetti strands.
That’s all folks! IF you’re looking for a seriously good recipe to try with your new hack, please hop over to these awesomely delicious Spinach, Kale, and Spaghetti Squash Fritters.
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- 2- pound spaghetti squash
- glass baking dish
- Wash the outside of the squash, then slice it lengthwise and scrape out the seeds.
- Next, place the squash face down in a 9x13 glass baking dish.
- Fill the dish with about an inch of water.
- Microwave the squash on HIGH for 15 minutes; check to see if the squash is soft enough.
- If not thoroughly cooked, microwave for 5 more minutes.
- Carefully remove squash from microwave and let stand few minutes.
- Take a fork and peel the spaghetti strands.
Use it in your favorite squash recipes or serve it with your favorite pasta sauce and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
WW SmartPoints: 8