Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta, and it’s easy to cook. It’s also versatile: you can sauté it with butter and herbs for a side dish or incorporate it into your favorite recipes in place of pasta. One question I get frequently, though, is how long to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. So here goes!
1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half.
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half.
Use a sharp knife to cut the spaghetti squash in half, then set aside one of the halves for later use (you’ll need it as a lid). Make sure to avoid cutting yourself; if you don’t have a good grip on your weapon of choice, try using a bowl or plate to catch seeds as they fall out of your victim’s insides. The seeds are edible but not tasty–they taste like dirt!
2. Put the two halves of the spaghetti squash on a microwave-safe dish, cut side down.
- Put the two halves of the spaghetti squash on a microwave-safe dish, cut side down.
- Microwave for 8 to 10 minutes until fork-tender (for whole squash) or 5 to 7 minutes per pound for halved squash
3. Microwave on high for 10 minutes, then flip over and microwave another 10 minutes.
- Microwave on high for 10 minutes, then flip over and microwave another 10 minutes.
- Remove from microwave and let cool for a few minutes before handling further
4. Remove from the microwave and let cool for a few minutes before handling further.
After cooking, let the squash cool for a few minutes before handling it further. It’s important to give the spaghetti squash time to cool so that you don’t burn yourself on the outside of the vegetable when you cut into it or handle it with your hands.
If you want to remove all traces of moisture from inside your spaghetti squash before using it in recipes that call for cooked spaghetti noodles (like this one), simply place them in a colander and let them drain for 10-15 minutes after removing from microwave oven–this will also allow any excess liquid from boiling off as well!
Cooking spaghetti squash in the microwave is easy!
Microwave spaghetti squash is a great alternative to boiling it in water. You can cook the squash in a microwave with or without the skin, but there are some important things to keep in mind when preparing this vegetable.
- Don’t cut the squash in half before cooking it. Spaghetti squash has a hard outer shell that protects its interior from becoming overcooked while microwaving, so cutting it could cause your meal to get dry or mushy as well as make cleaning up after dinner much more difficult if there’s any moisture left behind inside your microwave oven (which there probably will be).
2 – 4 hours should be enough time for most people who have never cooked spaghetti squash before; however if you’re unsure about how long yours needs then just check on its progress occasionally until you find out how long works best for you personally! If using an older model with weaker power settings then double check before putting anything else into this appliance because otherwise they may not be able to handle all those extra jobs at once without risking burning out during operation,” says consumer expert Jennifer Roseman.”
So there you have it! You can now cook spaghetti squash in your microwave, and it’s not nearly as complicated as you may have thought. The best part about this method is that it saves time and energy compared with other cooking methods (like roasting or baking), so if you’re looking for an easy way to prepare this delicious vegetable at home then give this method a shot!