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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

This hearty vegetable is home to a boatload of vitamin A along with good-for-you phytochemicals and fiber, all without making much of a dent in your daily caloric intake. Here you'll find a quick and easy technique for how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave. Feel free to cook just one half at a time, wrapping and storing the second half for another day.
Course Vegetable Side
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 53 kcal
Author Katie Morford


  • 1 spaghetti squash


  1. Use a large sharp knife and cut the squash in half through the stem.
  2. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Roast the seeds, if desired, or discard.
  3. Set the squash flesh-side-down in a baking dish and add about 1/2 inch of water to the pan.
  4. Microwave uncovered on high for 10 to 20 minutes until the color deepens and you can easily slide a little knife into the flesh. The time can vary considerably.

  5. Let cool enough to handle and run the tines of a fork through the squash to unearth the spaghetti-like threads.