Monday, August 20, 2012

Super Simple Spaghetti Squash In The Microwave

Spaghetti squash is a good, healthy, and easy alternative to pasta.
It is also a easy way to sneak a vegetable into your kids diet!

I make spaghetti squash in the microwave! 
It is easy, fast, and convenient. 
The squash texture is almost exactly the same as pasta. 
The flavor is very similar to pasta, but a little bit sweeter.

Here is what to do...

Cut your squash in half the short way and scrape out the seeds with a spoon.
Put about 1" of water in the bottom of a microwave safe casserole dish.
Place the halves open side down in the water. (Like the one on the right)
Microwave on high for 13-16 min (times will vary with different microwave strengths).
You know your squash is done when it looks wet 
and easily shreds into a spaghetti shape with a fork.
Using a fork, scrape all of the insides out with a fork, discarding the outer skin.
Use a splash of the leftover water to pour over the "pasta" 
to moisten any dry patches.
And that's it! :) Serve just as you would spaghetti from a box!
 I made mine with Maple Rosemary Carrots.
( I will share that recipe later this week...)
The kids didn't even notice all the veggies they were eating! :)


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