Have you ever blown up a spaghetti squash in the microwave? I have. Multiple times. I don't recommend it. It's quite the mess to clean up. And the noise? Will likely make you jump.
I kept seeing people say to just cook the whole spaghetti squash in the microwave. Don't bother cutting it, they said, it's so quick and easy, they raved.
Ya, no. I blow it up.
So. You've been warned. If you do dare to put the thing whole in your microwave, at least make sure you have the camera set up...
Oh, and maybe poke a "vent" hole in it very carefully with a knife.
Paleo (Whole30) Spaghetti with Meat Sauce:
Ingredients1 spaghetti squash
2 lbs lean grass-fed ground beef
1- medium yellow onion, chopped
1- 14.5 oz can organic fire-roasted diced tomatoes
1- 6 oz can organic tomato paste
1/2 cup water
1 1/2 teaspoons Celtic sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons organic basil
2 teaspoons organic oregano
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon organic granulated garlic
Cut the stem off the spaghetti squash and then cut the squash in half length-wise. Remove seeds.
Place on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave for 8 to 10 minutes. "Noodles" should come out easily with a fork and be tender, but not mushy.
Heat your skillet to medium and add the grass-fed ground beef. Brown until cooked through and add in the chopped onions and spices. Cook 2 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, and water. Cook 10 more minutes, stirring often.
Serve the spaghetti squash "noodles" topped with meat sauce. YUM!
Let me know if you try it!