Spaghetti Squash 1
How to Cut and Prepare Spaghetti Squash
The spaghetti squash is a thick-skinned beast of a vegetable. A newly sharpened chef's knife is the safest way to get to the golden center.
The most effortless way to cut a spaghetti squash is first to microwave it for 4-5 minutes, this will make it softer and easier to cut.
If you want to save time and effort, but compromise on taste and texture, you can cook the whole squash in the microwave; this will take about 10 minutes.
To roast a squash, remove the slightly softened squash from the microwave and cut lengthwise to form two halves.
With a spoon, remove the seeds. You can now choose to either discard the seeds or wash them and roast with oil and salt; they make a great snack!
If desired, drizzle the squash halves with olive oil and season with salt.
Place the two halves cut side down on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and roast at 400F for about 30-45 minutes, or until al dente (tender with a little bite to it still).
Let the cooked squash cool to the touch, and then scrape the insides with a fork or a spoon into long strands.
Time to get creative! You can now toss the cooked squash with some garlic and herbs, a pasta sauce, or mix into a soup. Enjoy!