Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash
To save time, you can cook the squash in the microwave, but you will lose some of the flavor from roasting it in the oven. Prick whole squash several times with a sharp knife. Place squash in a microwave-safe baking dish. Cook, uncovered, on 100% power until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Halve squash lengthwise and remove seeds. Prepare filling and heat as above.
Substitute walnuts for the pine nuts and parsley for the basil, if desired.