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    spaghetti squash I bought? I've seen tons of people talk about eating them but not how they cook them.

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    There's this amazing thing called Google that can find just about any information you ask for:

    http://lowcarbdiets.about.com/od/coo...spagsquash.htm

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    • #3
      Slice it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds, and bake it shell side up at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until soft. Once it is cooked, I like to shread it with a fork and cover in homemade meat sauce.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Stallion View Post
        Slice it in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds, and bake it shell side up at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until soft. Once it is cooked, I like to shread it with a fork and cover in homemade meat sauce.
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        • #5
          I split mine in half lengthwise (carefully), scoop out seeds, place cut side down in a glass baking dish with about 1/4 inch of water in it. Bake at 375 until a fork can pierce the skin and it is 'tender' in all the thick sections (usually 45 minutes to an hour). Some people flip over half way through, I don't bother. Remove from pan and scape the insides out with a fork to loosen the strands. Always comes out moist and the right tenderness this way for me.

          I cooked one last night as a matter of fact, served with homemade meatballs, Delish.
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          • #6
            I plan on sticking mine in the microwave, it seemed to work ok the last time. I cut it in half, set it for 12 minutes, cooked the rest of my meal and it seemed fine to me! Could use more butter though... maybe this time I'll do that.
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            • #7
              It's easier to cut in half if you poke some holes in it first, and microwave for a few minutes to soften the skin.
              Rusa

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              • #8
                I've found the cooked/shredded squash really tasty tossed with butter, salt, and parmesan cheese too, if you want it as a side rather than a meal.

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                • #9
                  Warning - I read someone's advice (not in this forum) to cook it in the nuker as a whole squash, but poking lots of holes in it so it wouldn't explode. I poked that sucker with lots and lots of holes and the dang thing still exploded and made a mess in the nuker. I must have a very powerful nuker! Now my favorite method is in the oven, as PP's have suggested. It's a little slower, but results seem more consistent and no exploding squash surprises.

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                  • #10
                    Thanks!

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                    • #11
                      Stallion what is in your homemade meat sauce??

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by duckmama View Post
                        Warning - I read someone's advice (not in this forum) to cook it in the nuker as a whole squash, but poking lots of holes in it so it wouldn't explode. I poked that sucker with lots and lots of holes and the dang thing still exploded and made a mess in the nuker. I must have a very powerful nuker! Now my favorite method is in the oven, as PP's have suggested. It's a little slower, but results seem more consistent and no exploding squash surprises.
                        wow...I just had a mental pic of that thing exploding! I bet that was a horrendous mess!
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                        • #13
                          One More:

                          Poke holes in a whole squash, not cutting. Microwave 10-12 minutes. DONE. cut in half, nix the seeds, and it's ready for whatever you want to do with it.... We eat this like 3 times a week. Haven't missed spaghetti yet. No Bloat, then hunger 20 minutes later....

                          Edit: Mine has Never exploded. I have a heavy duty microwave also. it should " hiss" at you while cooking. Just check it periodically.

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                          • #14
                            A BILLION DIFFERENT RECIPES

                            There ya go

                            I usually use this recipe:

                            http://ourkitchensink.wordpress.com/...hat-you-think/

                            Except I sauté in butter instead of olive oil. So. Amazing.

                            Ugh now I'm jealous of you. Spaghetti squash just might be my favorite squash

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