It is really easy to cook buttercup squash in the microwave - and it is DELICIOUS. It is SO good, I don't even need to sweeten it with maple syrup or brown sugar.
With a knife, poke several holes around the squash, from top to bottom.
Cook the squash in the microwave on high from 8-13 minutes, depending on how powerful your microwave it. When done, the squash will feel really soft and will look sunken in.
The squash will be VERY hot - let it just sit in the microwave for about 5 minutes. Once it has cooled for a few minutes, remove from microwave, cut in half and remove the seeds. Then scoop the squash from the skin.
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