Microwave Spaghetti Squash for Quicker & Easier Noodles

Don't want to heat up the oven and wait all day for tender spaghetti squash noodles? Well, you don't have to. You can cook the squash right in the microwave as a quicker and easier alternative. And the best part is — you still get the same soft and delicious noodles.

1. Score the rind of the squash with a paring knife in several places. You can also poke holes in the rind with a fork. You must do this to prevent steam from building up inside. If that happens, the squash could explode. Yikes.

2. Pop the squash in the microwave for 2 minutes to soften. When it's done, carefully remove it, cut it in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.

3. Place one half flesh-side down in a microwave-safe dish with half an inch of water. Microwave for another 5-10 minutes depending on the microwave and size of your squash.

4. Carefully remove the dish with mitts. With a fork or two, pull apart the flesh into noodles.

Now with an easier and quicker way to cook spaghetti squash noodles, imagine all the delicious meals you can make!

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