Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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This Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash recipe is a 15 minute way to make Spaghetti Squash that you will fall in love with. It’s so easy to make and the flavor never disappoints!A 15 Minute way to make Spaghetti Squash that you will fall in love with, Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash. It's as easy as 1,2, ... and it needs to be on your table this holiday season! | joyfulhealthyeats.com Easy Dinner Recipes

Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash

I’ve decided that Tuesdays are now my favorite day.

It’s the one day of the week where I don’t have anything on my to-do list. Even Sunday’s have turned into a create-as-many-recipes-as-I-can-and-shoot-them-all-in-the-same-day-then-do-all-of-the-laundry-and-dishes kinda day! Not restful!

Tuesdays I have no errands, no mommy’s day out to take Cason too, no blog post to promote – absolutely nothing!

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Which means it’s just me and little man and we can do whatever we want! Yesterday we woke up late, ahem.. that’s 7am for you non-parents, stayed in our PJ’s, made some oatmeal, talked, and watched a little Paw Patrol (Cason’s current favorite show). After that we decided it was a good day to go to the park, feed the ducks and then climb some rock walls – so we did it! Then we headed to the gym, I got a workout in and Cason had round 2 at the playground … always a good thing.

Then we each had our own “play time” at home, Cason played in his room while I played in the kitchen (my rest/refresh time… hehe) and then we played airplane and built a huge train track the size of our living room. So much fun!

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I think Tuesdays are my favorite because I feel like I can really be intentional with Cason on those days. Instead of running from place to place and then fitting in a 15 minute play time with him, ya know. I want him to remember me on the floor playing cars or trains with him, not me dragging him from place to place or seeing me on the computer or phone. So… yeah for Tuesdays (even though it’s a Wednesday)

Ok, onto the recipe for today, this Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash!

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The first time I ever made Spaghetti Squash I was totally turned off my the long cook time. I’m not a fan of recipes that take longer than an hour unless it’s in the crock pot! The squash seemed to take For-EVA in the oven and even when I finally took it out because I couldn’t take it any more it still wasn’t done so I had to put it back it!

Enough of that drama. So I thought to myself.

There has to be a better way…

Well there is. It’s called the Microwave! When in doubt, microwave it! 🙂 Guys it worked like a charm. I placed the Spaghetti Squash flesh side down in a baking dish, filled it up with about an inch of water and cooked it for 10-15 minutes. BOOM! It’s done! Easiest thing ever! But it gets better than that, the toppings are just fresh parmesan, fresh basil, and olive oil!

Um.. literally takes 15 minutes! It’s amazing and will be a perfect change up side dish for your holiday meals. Plus you will be able to blow your friends mind with the new cooking method!

It’s fresh, healthy, light, salty, sweet, and delicious! Hope you enjoy my friends! Bon Appetite!

A 15 Minute way to make Spaghetti Squash that you will fall in love with, Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash. It's as easy as 1,2, ... and it needs to be on your table this holiday season! | joyfulhealthyeats.com

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Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash recipe is a 15 minute way to make Spaghetti Squash that you will fall in love with. It’s so easy to make and the flavor never disappoints!

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Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeds removed
  • water
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil, chiffoned (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the prepared spaghetti squash flesh side down in a 13×9 glass baking dish.
  2. Fill the dish with about 1″ of water.
  3. Place baking dish in the microwave and cook for 10-15 minutes, until squash is tender.
  4. Remove the spaghetti squash from the pan. Using a fork, gently scrap the inside of the squash to create spaghetti like pieces of squash.
  5. Place spaghetti squash in a bowl with parmesan cheese, fresh basil, olive oil, garlic powder, ground pepper, and salt to taste. Toss to combine and serve!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/3 cup
  • Calories: 141
  • Sugar: 0 g
  • Sodium: 556 mg
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Carbohydrates: 8 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 15 mg

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21 Responses
  1. Carrie Green

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe. Can’t wait to try these with my babies. I have been also referring to what to expect for everything related to pregnancy and babies,
    and it is quite useful. Hope this helps your readers as well.

  2. Kenneth Johnson

    With Honesty, it looks very sweet and good. This recipe is great and easy to do it. Hope I can success to make it in the first time.

  3. Sophia Gardner

    Amazing recipe and beautiful picture! This spaghetti squash looks delicious and i will try to make it today. Thanks for sharing 😊

  4. Lita Watson

    With all respect, this Parmesan Herb Microwave Spaghetti Squash is absolutely an art. Your skill of photography and cooking are insane.
    Keep up the insanity!

  5. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    Such a sweet, fun day for you and your little man. I hope my future entails many days like that! 🙂 I’m majorly into spaghetti squash right now, if fact, I have one I just cooked in the fridge, but it was in the oven, and took almost an hour….I need to try the microwave trick!!!

    1. Krista

      I KNOW it will and can’t wait to hear those stories and to finally see your sweet bundle of joy!

      Oh girl, I’ve done the oven thing and it takes WAY to long for spaghetti squash. if you need it in a pinch definitely go the microwave route!

  6. Happy Valley Chow

    I need to pick me up some spaghetti squash! I have been seeing some awesome recipes with it and this is just another example of what I am missing out on. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Annie

    I think days like that are good for the soul! Everyone needs a day when your to do list is a bit lighter. Life is about living, after all!
    I love this dish, so perfect for Fall!

  8. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    Tuesdays are my favorite too! I actually was able to sleep until 6 yesterday for the FIRST time and have a relaxing, coffee-sipping morning! LOVED IT.
    I also ADORE spaghetti squash and had no idea I could microwave it. GENIUS.

    1. Krista

      OHhh yeah for you!!! Late coffee sipping mornings are my favorite! 🙂

      You will love being able to microwave spaghetti squash, saves so much time!

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