Oxmoor House
Prep Time
6 Mins
Cook Time
16 Mins
Other Time
15 Mins
6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

We gave this dish our Test Kitchens' highest rating. Similar in looks to spaghetti, this squash is good when it's seasoned like pasta—with butter, garlic, and cheese. Serve with chicken or fish in place of pasta or rice.

How to Make It

Step 1

Pierce squash several times with a fork; place in an 11 x 7-inch baking dish. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH 6 minutes. Cut in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash, cut sides up, in baking dish; add water. Cover tightly with heavy-duty plastic wrap, turning back 1 corner to allow steam to escape. Microwave at HIGH 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and cool 15 minutes.

Step 2

While squash cools, melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until onion is tender.

Step 3

Using a fork, remove spaghetti-like strands from squash. Add strands (about 3 cups) to pan; cook 2 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Transfer to a bowl; add Parmesan cheese and remaining ingredients, and toss well.

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Ratings & Reviews

Kathleen60's Review

October 11, 2013
Loved this recipe! Best combination for spaghetti squash ever.

KarenWard's Review

August 25, 2013
I really love this recipe. A great way to use spaghetti squash in a different way. Just don't cook the squash too long or it becomes too wet and mushy. I just cut the squash in half first then put it in the baking dish with a little water and cover. Cooked mine about 7 mins and check to see if its done enough to pull out of the squash. If not, cook a minute at a time and check. Mine was a small squash so I think a larger one might take longer.

FableTortoise's Review

December 02, 2011
I've never had this type of squash before. Looking forward to trying other recipes as well. This one was quite delicate, I thought.

laegnome's Review

November 28, 2011
Delicious! Easy and tasty side-dish. Will definitely serve again.

Buklbny's Review

September 20, 2011
The flavors were great, but my squash was WAY over-cooked following these directions. Also, even though I poked holes in it, it blew out in the microwave during the first step. I think going forward, I will just roast it like I would normally do, and then follow the rest of the steps.

tara31's Review

July 17, 2011
A perfect summer side dish! Made as directed except I added extra garlic and sage.

JRfromAtlanta's Review

June 06, 2011
I have made this recipe a number of times and it's always a hit with guests. I highly recommend this one.