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Microwave Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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One of the pleasant surprises about squash is that it's so low in calories. That means I can "splurge" a little with the other ingredients. Spaghetti squash is fun to work with and so "tender tasty"!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 15 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon dried tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1/6 recipe (calculated w/o added salt) equals 80 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

Directions

  1. Pierce squash with a fork. Place on paper towel in microwave; cook on high for 3-1/2 minutes per pound or until squash is soft. Let stand 5-10 minutes. Cut in half; remove seeds and scoop out pulp. Set aside. In a 2-qt. casserole, toss red pepper, onion, garlic and olive oil. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/4 minutes or until slightly soft. Add tomato, zucchini, mushrooms, vinegar, tarragon, salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Toss with squash and serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Microwave Spaghetti Squash in Bountiful Harvest Cookbook 1994, p19

Nutritional Facts

1/6 recipe (calculated w/o added salt) equals 80 calories, 3 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 23 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013

You need a larger squash. Count on 1/2 lb. per serving. Extra vegetables need to be sauteed in oil, and highly seasoned.

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Reviewed Aug. 6, 2013

I thought it was great as is but now that I have read the other review, I will try it his way.

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Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

I loved the thought of cooking the squash whole in the microwave. It was so much easier and safer than trying to cut it in half raw. I suggest using a knife rather than a fork to vent the squash since the skin is tough. I cooked up the veggies in a pan on the stove top while nuking the squash. I added 1tsp dried sweet basil, 1/2tsp oregano, 1/2tsp dried sage, and increased the pepper to 2tsp. My wife suggested I add some lemon juice, and pow, that is just what was needed to brighten up the dish. She made sure that I wrote this down so we could make it again.

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