How to Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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Once you know how to microwave spaghetti squash, you won’t go back to roasting it in the oven. Learn how to cook spaghetti squash in just 10 minutes!

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If you are on a keto/low carb diet, spaghetti squash is a great replacement for traditional noodles. However, the cooking process is a little too long for my patience! With that said, I’ve learned you can microwave a spaghetti squash in under 15 minutes.

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Related: BBQ Chicken Stuffed Squash

Depending on how large your spaghetti squash is, you may need adjust your timing. Typically, it has taken me about 10 minutes whenever I’ve microwaved a spaghetti squash.

How to Make Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

By cooking your spaghetti squash in the microwave, it saves a lot of time. However, if you prefer to roast the spaghetti squash in the oven you can do that as well.

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Cut the squash in half, lengthwise. TIP: If the squash doesn’t sit flat, remove a piece of the backside of the skin so it sits flat.

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Once the squash has been cut in half and sitting flat, remove the seeds. Place about 1 cup of water in the “whole” where the seeds were.

Put the other half of the squash on top and place on a microwaveable safe plate of dish. Microwave for 10 minutes until the skin is soft and pliable. Allow to cool for a few minutes before handling.

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Scoop of the spaghetti squash and serve!


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