Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats are a healthy, vegan, and gluten-free dinner option! Filled with hearty cashew cheese and tangy marinara sauce, they’re a versatile and customizable dinner. Plus, learn how to cook spaghetti squash in the microwave in just 10 minutes!
How To Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave
- Cut a 1/4 inch score around the long sides of the squash (as if you were cutting in half through the stem ends). Make a few cuts that hit the center of the squash; this will help steam escape more easily.
- Place squash in a microwave-safe dish and cook on high for five minutes. Use oven mitts to remove squash and carefully slice in half, using your scored marks as a guide. Scrape out the seeds.
- If both halves of your squash will fit side by side, place them face down in your baking dish (I used a pie plate). Add 1 inch of water to the plate and carefully place back in the microwave to cook for 3-5 more minutes.
- Remove from microwave, drain water, and scrape out your spaghetti squash strands (if you have a larger or smaller squash this may take a different amount of time). Set your strands in one bowl and your empty shells to the side to use later.
If you don’t have a microwave or a large enough microwave-safe dish, I also give an option below for cooking this squash in the oven.
Once cooled, we’ll scrape out the strands—leaving the shell intact. After that, the boats get a classic lasagna treatment! Layers of tangy marinara sauce, toothsome spaghetti squash, and creamy cashew cheese make this simple recipe feel extra special. You’d never guess it required so few ingredients.
How to Customize these Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
- Try adding a layer of sautéd vegetables.
- For added protein, add a layer of white beans or cooked lentils.
- Serve these boats with fresh bread and a green salad. Better yet if you have a bottle of wine to pair.
I hope you enjoy these spaghetti squash lasagna boats! Please be sure to leave a comment or let me know on Instagram if you give them a try.
Want more lasagna recipes? Try this summer skillet lasagna for a fun take!Print
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