Quick Microwave Spaghetti Squash

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82 CALORIES 18g CARBS 2g FAT 2g PROTEIN
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Last night was one of those nights where I needed to eat and needed it to be ready in under 10 minutes. Looking through my not so full pantry, fridge, and freezer I didn’t see much. All I really had was a spaghetti squash, some frozen bolognese (leftover from Baked Ziti), and some fresh ricotta. Although I was a little skeptical, I decided to try cooking the spaghetti squash in the microwave and was pleasantly surprised it came out great. The only change I would make next time would be to squeeze out some of the excess liquid after cooking, that you can see in the picture, but it tasted great and cut the cooking time down from 1 hour to about 5 minutes. Perfect for a quick meal or side dish. The recipe I am including is just for the spaghetti squash (I should have taken a picture of just that), but you can easily top it with just about anything. My meal which included 1/2 small spaghetti squash, 3/4 cup bolognese(3 pts), and 2 tbsp fresh ricotta(2 pts) rang in at 5 points plus total and completely hit the spot.

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The Recipe

Quick Microwave Spaghetti Squash

PREP TIME: 1 Min
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 11 Min
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Ingredients

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Instructions

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1

Carefully cut the spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds.

2

Season each half with salt and pepper.

3

In a microwave safe dish add about 1/2 inch water or chicken broth to the bottom of the container. Add the spaghetti squash halves with flesh facing down. Microwave for 4-5 minutes until the flesh comes out easily with a fork.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1/2 squash (143g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82
Calories from Fat 14
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
3%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 4g
16%
Sugars 7g
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

Notes

Option 2: Take the whole spaghetti squash and pierce it with a knife in multiple places, like you are cooking a baked potato. Microwave the whole squash for 10-12 minutes until you can easily pierce it with a fork. Carefully cut in half, remove the seeds, and scrape the spaghetti squash out.
† SmartPoints™ and PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.
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