SPAGHETTI SQUASH MADE EASY

Spaghetti Squash
Microwaving makes this squash super easy to prepare and doesn’t heat up the house on a hot summer night!

2 1/2 Pounds (1 Medium) provides 4 serivngs; 60 calories per serving.

When Shopping
: Look for good yellow-orange color; hard, tough rinds; squash that is heavy.

To Prepare: Wash squash. Pierce with tip of sharp knife in SEVERAL places to allow steam to escape. I have had the squash blow up in the microwave, so I do pierce well and wrap lightly in wax paper to avoid the mess I had – of course, it hasn’t blown up since!!

To Microwave: Place squash on a microwave safe plate or paper plate. Microwave on high 5 minutes. Turn over and Microwave on high another 5 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife. Let stand 10 minutes. Cut crosswise in half; remove seeds and fibers. Scrape fork across squash to pull flesh into strands.

To Serve: I add a little butter and some shredded Parmesan. Some people like it with ground allspice, ground cinnamon or ground ginger. And some people like it with spaghetti sauce or clam sauce.

WHATEVER YOUR PREFERENCE, SPAGHETTI SQUASH IS A QUICK, EASY DISH TO PREPARE IN THE MICROWAVE – NO SWEAT!!