Why not try spaghetti squash if you’re seeking a healthier alternative to your favorite spaghetti dishes? Vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants abound in spaghetti squash. It may help with weight loss and digestive health due to its low calorie and high fiber content. With that in mind, here are 20 best spaghetti squash recipes to try!
Spaghetti Squash paired with Feta and Fresh Herbs is a delightful vegetarian dish bursting with zest! This roasted delicacy gets an uplift with a mix of basil, parsley, oregano, tangy feta, and a splash of lemon.
With winter comes the time for squash, and spaghetti squash seems to be a crowd favorite, perhaps owing to its carb-friendly nature. What I adore about this squash is its versatility; it shines as both an entrée or an accompaniment.
A top pick for a spaghetti squash-based main course? Definitely the Southwest spaghetti squash bake. Rich, fulfilling, and even better as a next-day lunch.
And if you’re considering it as a side, there’s nothing quite like the combo of feta and herbs. Its freshness is amplified with basil, parsley, and a citrus hint, while the Mediterranean vibes resonate with the inclusion of oregano and feta crumbles.
This dish is a cinch to whip up and pairs seamlessly with many main dishes. Recently, it’s been the perfect side for my zesty lemon chicken skewers and broccoli chicken stuffed with rich goat cheese.
While I may share a plethora of Mexican-inspired dishes, trust me, pizza has a special spot on our dinner table. If given a choice, my spouse would indulge in it every evening. Reflecting upon it, that wouldn’t be such a bad idea!
Previously, I was all about the classic marinara, cheese, and vegetable toppings. However, after trying a BBQ-flavored pizza, it’s been a game-changer. And, though I’ve mentioned that smoked gouda cheese is “optional,” let’s be real – it elevates the BBQ essence to new heights, making it an essential component.
Among all the winter squashes, spaghetti squash reigns supreme for me. It’s incredibly adaptable, effortlessly fitting into various dishes. Whether it’s paired with plant-based meatballs, topped with melted cheese, incorporated into a morning meal, or even blended into chili (stay tuned for that recipe!), I find it irresistibly delightful. The BBQ Spaghetti Squash Pizza, in particular, is on my regular rotation, and I anticipate savoring it throughout the chilly months.
Using spaghetti squash as a base, our cherished thin pasta primavera transforms into a dish that’s both gluten-free and carb-conscious. This nutritious meal is adaptable for every season—just interchange with your preferred seasonal vegetables to enjoy it throughout the year.
Many folks ask me about the best way to prepare spaghetti squash, so let me share my favorite roasting method, a few pointers, and some top recipes using this versatile vegetable.
To start: slice the squash lengthwise and clear out its seeds.
Afterwards, give the inner part a light touch of olive oil, followed by a sprinkle of salt and pepper. I’ve realized that going overboard with oil or salt can make the squash somewhat soggy, so moderation is key here.
Now, use a fork to prick the squash’s skin a few times. Position it with the cut side facing downwards on a baking tray and let it bake in an oven set at 400°F.
I once erred by allowing the squash to roast for too long. Previously, I’d let it bake for over an hour. However, I now keep it in the oven for just 30 to 40 minutes. I initially believed the squash needed to become ultra soft to achieve its signature strands. But with time, I’ve come to enjoy a firmer texture that isn’t too soft. Remember, the exact duration might vary depending on your oven’s efficiency and the squash’s size. Every squash is unique, so make sure to adjust your cooking time as needed.
After baking, wait until the squash cools down a bit, then employ a fork to separate its strands.
Alternatively, integrate it into diverse spaghetti squash dishes. A couple of my favorites include: Chickpea & Kale Spaghetti Squash and Citrusy Pesto Spaghetti Squash.
When you find yourself yearning for some spaghetti and meatballs, whip this up. Crafting your own meatballs will elevate the entire meal.
Asian Peanut Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry, an easy homemade low-carb healthy spaghetti squash recipe full of flavor! Learn how to make spaghetti squash in the microwave and turn it into an easy stir-fry like a spaghetti squash pad thai with lots of vegetables, lean ground chicken, and a homemade stir fry sauce with peanut butter.
The perfect easy brunch, breakfast, or lunch recipe. Whole-wheat flatbread pitas are topped with roasted spaghetti squash, fresh tomatoes, sharp cheddar cheese, and baked with an egg on top.
This creamy and cheesy spaghetti squash casserole is an easy dinner recipe that’s also low carb and gluten free. It’s a great gluten free casserole recipe any night of the week!
A tasty twist on the classic, this cheesy vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Parmesan is a guaranteed win for dinner!
Making a sheet pan meal is one of the most versatile ways to get dinner on the table quickly, with easy cleanup afterwards.
There is also nothing better than knowing dinner will be ready in under an hour. A meal that is quick to prep and where the oven does most of the work. Ending the night with a delicious bowl of veggie pasta.
Vibrant Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Smoky Waffled Tofu – vibrant colors and bright bold flavors piled into a deliciously tasty bowl you could enjoy every day!
In honor of February, which is National Heart Health Month, I bring you this Skinny Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo. It is a lower-carb, healthier dinner that tastes truly satisfying.
This fantastic recipe for Microwave Spaghetti Squash is easy enough for weeknights, but impressive enough for Thanksgiving dinner and holiday suppers!
Fall is here and so are the winter squashes. As I work on my fall meal plans, you will see that these vegetables start to appear more and more. Today I’m having fun with some spaghetti squash and used it for my version of breakfast for dinner! Take a freshly roasted squash, add some eggs and bacon and you Breakfast Spaghetti Squash.
This spaghetti squash alfredo is made with a lightened-up sauce that tastes just as delicious as the more traditional one!
A lighter take on the savory breakfast hash!
Flavorful, chunky tomato sauce served over a bed of spaghetti squash. Healthy, full of veggies, vegan, low carb, and delicious!
This spaghetti squash with garlic cajun chicken is perfection on a plate. Made with fresh garlic, cajun seasoning, butter, and lots of fresh herbs! The ultimate easy and healthy dinner recipe.
Easy and delicious roasted spaghetti squash with mushrooms made with 9 simple ingredients. Great vegetarian and gluten-free dinner recipe ready in 1 hour from start to finish!
- Asian Peanut Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry
- Veggie-Loaded Breakfast Flatbread
- Creamy Baked Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- Spaghetti Squash Parmesan
- Sheet Pan Roasted Chicken
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