How do you soften spaghetti squash before cutting?

Use a dish towel to steady the spaghetti squash when cutting it in half. If the squash is just too hard to cut through, here’s a trick to soften the shell: Pierce the squash in a few places with a knife or fork and score it where you eventually want to cut. Pop it into the microwave for three to four minutes.

Can you microwave squash to make it easier to cut?

Start by making several large slits through the skin with the tip of a sharp knife. This helps the air release as your squash heats up (so your squash doesn’t explode when you microwave it). Next, microwave the squash on high for approximately 3-5 minutes to soften the skin, which makes it easier to cut.

How do you soften spaghetti squash skin?

Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes to soften. Slice the squash in half, then remove and discard the seeds. Pour 1/4 cup water in the bottom of a casserole dish and place the squash in it, cut side down. Microwave for 5 to 10 minutes until the skin can be pierced with a fork.