Ah, spaghetti squash. It’s that thing you love and you can have for breakfast, lunch, and dinner all on the same day. It’s delicious and versatile, and there are so many ways and tastes to experiment with. Here are three simple ways to cook spaghetti squash like a champ!
1. Spaghetti Squash in the Oven
Quick, easy, and always delicious, cooking your squash in the oven is a great idea every time. It’s best to slice the squash lengthwise. Then, you just have to remove the seeds with a spoon and season it generously. You’ll need:
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to taste)
- Spaghetti squash
- Black pepper
- Grated parmesan
Use your hands to rub in the olive oil and then roast it on a baking sheet. Once it’s tender and golden, take it out, season with the spices, and top with the grated Parmesan cheese. Enjoy while it’s still hot!
2. In the Microwave
An easier way to cook spaghetti squash is by putting it in the microwave. Once sliced in half, and after you’ve removed the seeds, you can place the spaghetti squash on a baking dish (cut side down), pour water until it covers the bottom section, and microwave for about 15 minutes on high. You can scrape the “spaghetti” out and season it however you like.
- Spaghetti squash
- 1 cup water
- microwave-safe baking dish
3. Pop It In an Instant Pot
Instant pots have been growing in popularity in recent years as they’re some of the handiest kitchen gadgets on the market today. They offer a quick, hands-off method of cooking spaghetti squash in less than 20 minutes, from start to finish. This makes it a perfect solution for busy weeknights or just moments when you’re too tired to cook a fancy meal.
Again, you’ll need a squash cut in half, the seasoning of your choice, and an instant pot. Turn on the Pressure Cooker feature, move the steam valve to “sealing,” and put the timer on for 10 minutes. Once the squash is ready, carefully use the Quick Release method to transfer it to a plate. Now you have the perfect side dish for your chicken Parmesan or Teriyaki salmon. Enjoy!