Spaghetti Squash is a great alternative to pasta, but do you know how to prep it? Here’s an easy guide for Spaghetti Squash microwave preparation.
I have to admit, I just tried Spaghetti Squash for the first time a year ago. I was in Trader Joe’s and noticed them, but since I had never tried it, I didn’t grab one. Then the cashier noticed something else in my cart and brought them up. I admitted that I had never cooked one before and she kept raving and raving that I had to try it! I explained that we often replace pasta with zucchini, like in this Zucchini Lasagna recipe, but she said I definitely should try the Spaghetti Squash too. I gave in, peer pressure and all.
She explained exactly how to prepare – cut in half, put in the oven, bake… we loved it, but honestly, I didn’t love the prep. I just felt like it took too long and too much work! That’s when I decided that preparing spaghetti squash in the microwave was the way to go. Since I don’t really need my spaghetti squash noodles crispy, I feel like the microwave does just as good of a job, with less prep and mess… and time, which is definitely precious around here!
If you’re ready to get scraping, here’s how easy Spaghetti Squash microwave preparation really is!
You do want to keep in mind that these are very rich in liquid. If you don’t want the vegetable adding too much liquid to your dish, you should pat dry the strands before using them in a recipe. I learned this the hard way!
Now that you’ve mastered Spaghetti Squash microwave prep, I know you’re ready for Spaghetti Squash recipes, be sure to come back next week so you can see what dish this beautiful vegetable ended up in in our house!