Microwaved Spaghetti Squash with Garlic and Parmesan

Serves 2-4


… 1 spaghetti squash
… 1/4 cup water
… 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
… 2 tablespoons olive oil
… 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
… 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, or 1/2 teaspoon dried basil (optional)


  1. Poke squash all over with a fork. Microwave on low for 5 minutes. Carefully cut squash in half end to end. Scoop seeds out with a spoon.
  2. Pour water if needed, into a small microwave safe baking dish. Working in batches if necessary, place squash halves, cut-side-down, in baking dish. Cover with plastic wrap, making sure the plastic is not touching the squash. Microwave on high for 6 to 10 minutes, until fork-tender. Carefully take out of the microwave and throw away plastic wrap.
  3. Scrape inside of the squash with a fork. It will look like spaghetti. Divide Parmesan, olive oil and garlic between each squash half and stir. Garnish with parsley or dried basil (if using). Serve and enjoy.

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