There are several ways to cook a spaghetti squash, but I have found the easiest to be microwaving. It requires less hands on time, and less time overall than using the oven. It is fairly simple, but if you’ve never done it before, it is definitely a bit daunting. I thought it would be a good idea to share my method.
First wash the outside, then pierce it with a knife a few times all around in various places. Next, place it in a shallow dish in the microwave and cook until it gives when you squeeze it (use an oven mit so it doesn’t burn you!) and your prints show up on the skin from the pressure of where you squeezed it. The cooking time varies with size; usually about 5-8 minutes. I rotate it a few times over the course of cooking. Some squash will leak liquid more than others, so that’s why I started using a dish to cook them in. It saves wiping up the microwave after
After cooked, let cool a bit, then slice it lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Once the seeds are out use fork to pull out the strands into a bowl. Voila! you’re done!
BTW—If you roast the cooked noodles in the oven after the have cooked like this, the flavor is amazing! The texture changes so they are less suitable for using as noodles in place of spaghetti, but they are amazing in a big salad with other roasted veggies
If you are looking for ways to use your spaghetti squash, check out my Bulked Up Marinara and my Healthy Chocolate Breakfast Soufflé!
1/ Have you ever cooked spaghetti squash?
2/ What method does you use?
3/ What is your favorite way to use it?
3 Comments Add yours
I used to make spaghetti squash frequently until I got my spiralizer. Now I just make spiralized zucchini instead since it is so much easier. I actually have a small spaghetti squash from my CSA farm. I’ll try your method
I love making spirilized veggies! Zucchini is one of my favorites to spirilize.
Let me know if you try this method for your spaghetti squash and it how it goes!