Microwave Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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Lorraine Modified: October 20, 2021

How To Make Microwave Spaghetti Squash

This four-ingredient microwave spaghetti squash makes the perfect tasteful side dish! It’s all cooked up fast in the microwave for a fuss-free meal.

Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 13 minutes



  • 1spaghetti squash
  • ¼cupwater
  • 2tbspbutter,optional
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. Pierce the spaghetti squash with a fork about 8 times.

  2. Place in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Remove the squash from the microwave, then slice from top to bottom lengthwise.

  4. Using a spoon, remove the seeds and pulp, then discard.

  5. Place the water in the bottom of a small casserole dish.

  6. Add the squash cut side down, then cover tightly with plastic wrap.

  7. Microwave for 6 to 10 minutes or until the squash is easily pierced through the skin with a fork.

  8. Remove from the microwave, then carefully remove the plastic wrap.

  9. Gently run a fork from top to bottom, creating strands of spaghetti squash.

  10. Season with butter, salt and pepper.

  11. Serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 83.14kcal
  • Fat: 6.35g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.77g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.46g
  • Carbohydrates: 7.22g
  • Fiber: 1.61g
  • Sugar: 2.79g
  • Protein: 0.75g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 286.69mg
  • Calcium: 27.18mg
  • Potassium: 115.74mg
  • Iron: 0.35mg
  • Vitamin A: 54.72µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.12mg
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