Serves 3 - 4 as a main, 6 - 8 as a side
Cook squash via any method described. Let cool slightly.
Microwaving: Place half a squash, cut side up, in a microwave-safe dish, add 1/4 cup of water and put it in the microwave. I like to sprinkle some salt on mine too. One half squash takes about 8 - 12 minutes on HIGH.
Baking: Put the squash into a ovenproof dish, cut side down, add 1/2 cup of water, and bake for about 30 minutes at 350F/180C. (You can also do this with a whole squash!) Test it like a potato -- if you can slide a fork in easily, it's done.
Boiling: Put the squash into a deep pot, cut side down, add 2 cups of water and bring to a boil. Boil for about 20 minutes. Test it as for baking.
Rake flesh with a fork to create ribbons, toss with heated sauce in a large bowl. Portion out into pasta bowls, garnish with Parmesan and parsley to taste.
Recommended accompaniments: Side salad, garlic bread, grilled chicken breast.
Other great sauce ideas:
A recipe from http://kitchenmouse.rozentali.com/2009/07/spaghetti-squash/
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