Spaghetti Squash (Quick Version)

Ingredients

1 spaghetti squash

water

salt

Toppings of choice: butter, Parmesan cheese, ricotta cheese, sautéed garlic, tomato sauce, fresh herbs

Directions

Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds. Place face down in a glass dish that will fit in your microwave. (Sometimes I cook half at a time depending on the size. It stays warm while you cook the other half.)

Add water to the depth of an inch and add a tsp of salt. Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 10 minutes.

Carefully remove plastic wrap, turn squash over and scoop out the strands. They look just like Angel Hair pasta. Kids love this part!

Add toppings you like. Butter and Parmesan with a grind of pepper is hard to beat.

Spaghetti squash can also be baked in the oven face down in water without plastic wrap. It takes about 45 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

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