- Course: Side Dish
- Total Time: Under 30 Minutes
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 1 Time
If you have a microwave oven, you can have spaghetti squash in no time. It won’t taste a great deal like pasta, but on the other hand, it’s pretty good in its own right, especially with lots of butter and grated Parmesan.
- 1 spaghetti squash, about 3 pounds
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Salt and lots of freshly ground pepper
- ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
Cut the squash in half lengthwise and put it in a baking dish cut side down, adding a little water. Cover the dish with plastic wrap and microwave 8 to 10 minutes, or until the squash is tender.
Turn the squash halves over and carefully pull out and discard the seeds—some may be lurking in the strands. With a fork, scrape out the strands until you have about 3 cups.
Toss the strands in a bowl with the remaining ingredients and serve immediately.
© 2000 Fran McCullough
Nutritional information has been provided by the author.
Carbohydrate: 9.5g plus 2.6g fiber Protein: 3.5g Fat: 5.7g
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