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Friday, April 29, 2011

how to cook spaghetti squash (the easy way)

Spaghetti squash is one awesome vegetable.  Have you ever had it?  We eat it just like spaghetti, with meat sauce on top!  It's a great way to incorporate a vegetable into what otherwise would be a carb-filled meal. 

But how do you cook it?

Most people I know do the traditional method of cutting the squash in half and baking it.  It's an excellent method, but a bit more time consuming than I traditionally prefer.  Let me show you the cheater's method...

First, pierce the squash with a fork several times.



Put it in the microwave for 20 minutes.  After every 5 minutes, give it a quarter turn (so it's not resting on the same side during the entire cooking time).  You'll know it's done when it's squishy to the touch.


Remove it from the microwave and cut it in half.  Let it cool for a few minutes.


Take a spoon and gently scrape out the seeds in the middle.


Then, scrape out the "noodles"!



Here are a few of our favorite dishes to incorporate spaghetti squash with:

5 comments:

  1. LOVE spaghetti squash! I just posted an awesome recipe with Spaghetti Squash a couple of days ago. Thanks!

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  2. Do they really come out like this after putting it in a microwave?. Do I need some special utensil to turn it to that texture or just a spoon?

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  3. It really comes out like that! That's why they are called "spaghetti" sauce.

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  4. Yum! I haven't had spaghetti squash in such a long time! Thanks for this quick and easy way to make it. I'm a new follower :-)

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  5. I'm usually not a fan of microwave cooking, but looks really great so I think I'll have to give it a go. Thank you!

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