How to Prep + Cook Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is definitely in my top five of favorite vegetables (please don’t tell the others, they get crazy jealous!).

But breaking into this hard gourd can be intimidating.

The key is to cut off the top (and bottom if it’s not flat) of the squash and cut straight through with a serrated knife.

Scoop out the insides and you are ready to bake.

In the video I show you how to cook the squash in the microwave and oven.

The microwave is a great shortcut option--though I do find that the strands of squash are a bit mushier when cooked this way.

If you have the time you can bake it in the oven. This works well because you get perfect strands of “pasta."

Also, because it is baked cut side-up, you allow some salt and pepper (or whatever seasonings you choose) to really penetrate the squash as it bakes.

Watch the video for all the details!


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