With one squash, a little water, and a microwave you can master this easy spaghetti squash recipe right in your dorm room.

Pair it with tomato sauce, pesto, or literally anything, and you’ve got yourself a healthy yet super satisfying pasta-like meal.

Spaghetti Squash

  • Prep Time:4 minutes
  • Cook Time:12 minutes
  • Total Time:20 minutes
  • Servings:2
  • Easy


  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 inch water
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Photo by Paige Marie Rodgers
  • Step 1

    Slice the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds with a spoon. Add butter, salt and pepper to the inside of the squash.

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  • Step 2

    Place in a bowl filled with 1 inch of water. Microwave for 12 minutes.

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  • Step 3

    Scrape out the spaghetti strands out of the squash. Enjoy!

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