Quickly and safely cook spaghetti squash in the microwave.
Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Author: Beth Cato
2 - 3lbspaghetti squash
Wash and dry the squash. Very carefully stab with a knife to penetrate the surface every few inches.
Place the squash on a microwave safe plate and cook in microwave on normal heat for 7-9 minutes, depending on size. Remove from microwave--the plate will be hot--and set on counter to cool at least twenty minutes.
Use a large knife to cut the spaghetti squash lengthwise. Be cautious of escaping steam. Let the opened squash sit out a while more to cool.
Use a spoon to scoop out the seeds, then use a fork to shred the squash itself. Store in fridge up to five days. Use in various dishes as a pasta substitute and heat up the squash in the oven or microwave.