Microwaving Spaghetti Squash
Much like roasting squash, when you microwave squash you can do it as a whole squash, halves, or in smaller pieces. Since cooking time doesn’t change much (like it does with roasting), I usually stick to the whole squash since it requires the least amount of prep. To microwave a whole squash, pierce it all over with a fork or paring knife. This step is very important or the squash will explode. Then microwave it for 10-12 minutes (varies based on oven strength) until its tender to the touch. Then very carefully cut in half, remove the seeds, and scrape out squash strands. For spaghetti squash halves, set them in a container with about 1 inch of water, flesh side down. Microwave for 8-10 minutes until tender and squash can be easily scraped out. For squash pieces (quarters or eighths), place in a microwave safe container with a lid. Add about 1/4 cup water to the dish and cover. You can season the squash here as well. Microwave for 6-8 minutes or until tender.