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How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave

  • Author: Debbie
  • Total Time: 13-15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Enjoy your favorite pasta impersonator in 10 minutes in the microwave! You heard that right, I’m showing you how to cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave.



1 Spaghetti Squash


  • Wash and dry the outside of the squash
  • Carefully, with a sharp knife, cut the squash open, going along the length of the squash, not across it’s width
  • Place both halves face down in a microwaveable safe dish and add ¼ c of water.
  • Cover with plastic wrap
  • Cook on high for approximately 8 – 10 minutes
  • When time is done, remove dish from microwave and let cool.
  • Remove plastic wrap when cool and with a spoon, spoon out the just the center seeds area.
  • Then, with a fork, begin scraping the sides of the squash and you’ll see the “threads” of the squash begin to fluff up. Transfer these to a dish and they can be used for further recipes, or top with melted butter, salt and pepper and serve as is.



Microwave times depend on the microwave you are using. Some may take longer and some may be quicker

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8-10 minutes
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

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