Sunday, November 22, 2009

How to... Cook Spaghetti Squash (microwave method)

While I love pasta, it is something I am trying to reduce in my diet. Aside from the (significant) insulin spikes, I physically feel drained and lethargic after eating them.

While spaghetti squash can't completely replace my pasta lovin', it has definitely become a weekly grocery purchase for me. And to be honest, it really is easy to cook it. In fact, it's easier to cook this than it is to make spaghetti.


  1. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise, with a sharp knife. (Try not to cut through the stem- that's tough and you don't want to chip your blade.)
  2. Scrape out the seeds.
  3. Brush on your favorite fat (read: bacon fat, olive oil, etc) on the inside of your squash, and sprinkle some salt and pepper.
  4. Place it face-down inside a glass baking dish, and cover it tightly with some saran wrap. Poke some holes in the saran wrap so it can steam.
  5. Microwave it for 8-12 minutes, checking on it after 7 minutes. If it is soft to the touch, it's ready.
  6. Allow the squash to rest for 5 minutes, then "scrape" it with a fork. (It will resemble spaghetti strands.)

Source: Nom Nom Paleo


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