Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How to cook Spaghetti Squash in 10 minutes

I am obsessed with spaghetti squash, but rarely make it because of how long it takes. Seriously, who has 45 minutes to an hour?! So a couple months ago I bought a squash from a local grocery store and it had a sticker that said to microwave for 10 minutes. Am I the last person to find this out?! I've made it about 50 times since then and it honestly tastes no different than if it were cooked in the oven.  If you are new to spaghetti squash- this is the way to go!

1 medium spaghetti squash
1 cup (about) water

Slice the squash in half, cutting from the top to bottom, not side to side. (This will be the hardest part to this whole process.  Once I get it halfway open, I can usually rip open the rest with my hands.)

Use a spoon to carve out the seeds and stringy pieces.

In a small casserole or baking dish (glass, microwave safe), cover the bottom with water. You will need more/less than 1 cup of water depending on the size of your dish.  Only a quarter of an inch of water needs to used.. The squash should not be covered (or anywhere near covered) with water.

Place both halves of the squash open side down. Cover with a dish towel and microwave on high for 8-10 minutes. Larger squashes will need a new extra minutes.

Be careful when taking it out- it will be hot! Uncover and let sit for 2-3 minutes. Use a fork to take the perfect spaghetti pieces out and serve with your favorite toppings!


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