Spaghetti Squash With Fresh Tomatoes, Basil, and Parmesan Cheese

by , August 28, 2017
spaghetti squash with tomatoes and garlic
Photo by Diana Rattray

This spaghetti squash is cooked and served with diced tomatoes, fresh basil, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. There are many ways to cook spaghetti squash. You can use a slow cooker, Instant pot, oven, or microwave. This version is made with the microwave oven, but feel free to use another method.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 29 minutes



  1. Cut the stem end from the squash and slice it in half lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out seeds and loose, stringy pieces.
  3. Place the halves, cut sides down, in a microwave-safe baking dish. Add 1 inch of water to the baking dish.
  4. Microwave the squash on 100% power for 9 to 12 minutes, or until it is fork tender. The time depends on the size of the squash.
  5. Meanwhile, heat the olive oil or butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened and aromatic.
  6. When the squash is cool enough to handle, scoop out the spaghetti-like strands and put them in a serving bowl. Add the olive oil or butter and garlic mixture, diced tomato, basil, garlic, pepper, and salt. Add the 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese and toss to blend.
  7. Serve hot and pass the Parmesan.

Makes 4 Servings.


See Also
Slow Cooker Bolognese Sauce

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