I always think of spaghetti squash as a winter dish, but it is great year-round. This microwaveable side dish is a terrific time saver and a fantastic veggie that is just cheesy-good. Great served as a side with lemon grilled chicken or served atop some garlic pasta noodles with a choice glass of wine. Your choices are unlimited, so start creating and bon appetite!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
5 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Pierce squash several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate.

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  • Microwave on High for 5 minutes. Turn and continue cooking until soft, about 5 minutes more. Let stand for 5 minutes.

  • Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove and discard seeds. Using a fork, scrape insides of squash to form strands and place in a large bowl; reserve skins.

  • Add tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, cilantro, and 2 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese to squash; mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into spaghetti squash shells and microwave on HIGH until heated through, about 2 minutes .

  • Top with hot sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese.

Cook's Notes:

If you are figure-friendly conscious, you can substitute low-fat Parmesan and mozzarella.

Parsley can be used in place of cilantro, if preferred.

You can also use cherry tomatoes instead of plum tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

89 calories; protein 4.2g 8% DV; carbohydrates 13.3g 4% DV; fat 3g 5% DV; cholesterol 7mg 2% DV; sodium 171.2mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2020
Will definitely make again! Chopped up one regular tomato, used shredded parmesan along with the mozzarella. Delish! Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2020
The squash was way underdone crunchy and tasted raw - totally inedible. I have a high wattage microwave and it was an average size squash. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2019
I really enjoyed this - I baked the spaghetti squash in the oven and used gruyere instead of mozzarella cause that’s what I had at hand. I ate it as a vegetarian main Read More
Rating: 1 stars
01/15/2020
The squash was way underdone crunchy and tasted raw - totally inedible. I have a high wattage microwave and it was an average size squash. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2020
Will definitely make again! Chopped up one regular tomato, used shredded parmesan along with the mozzarella. Delish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/01/2020
It was good. It was also quite filling. I substituted Ragu Six Cheese tomato sauce for the tomatoes. I did not add the hot sauce. Read More
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