Spaghetti squash is a delicious and nutritious alternative to real pasta noodles. Normally, prepping one to eat takes 45 minutes to an hour in an oven, but you can steam an entire half in your microwave a lot quicker.
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Steaming spaghetti squash is an easy way to prepare it, but Emma Christensen at The Kitchn came up with a way to make it that much easier. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and flip one half upside down in a glass baking dish. Then fill the dish with about an inch of water. Microwave the squash on high for about 10 minutes and check to see how soft it's become. It may need a few more minutes to completely soften up, but it shouldn't take longer than 15 minutes. When it's done, use a fork to peel away the noodle-like strands. While your microwaving your squash, heat up some pasta sauce and you'll be all set for your meal. You can even eat it right out of the squash half itself and avoid dirtying any dishes.
How to Cook Spaghetti Squash In the Microwave [The Kitchn]