50 Best Spaghetti Squash Recipes

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Craving pasta but looking for something healthier, lower in carbs, or just new and different? That’s the perfect time to try one of these spaghetti squash recipes! Indulge in a lighter twist on classic comfort food dishes like chicken alfredo or Italian spaghetti, satisfy your craving for take out with chow mein or ramen, and so much more!

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In the mood for the comfort of your favorite pasta or noodle dish without the guilt? You have to try one of these delicious spaghetti squash recipes!

This winter vegetable has a unique texture that turns into noodle like strands once cooked. It has a mild, slightly nutty, lightly sweet flavor on its own, but can be paired with almost any flavor profile. That’s what makes it such a great substitute for noodles!

From classic Italian dishes to recreations of your favorite take-out order, these are some of the best spaghetti squash recipes out there! Just wait until you see how many delicious options there are to try.

1. Air Fryer Spaghetti Squash

This simple recipe makes a delicious side dish or the base for your main course! It takes less than 20 minutes to cook using this favorite method and can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days for a super easy way to meal prep.

2. Microwave Spaghetti Squash

Can you believe you can make tender cooked spaghetti squash right in the microwave? All you need is your spaghetti squash and some water! After you microwave the squash halves you’ll have low-carb vegetable noodles ready in 20 minutes or less.

3. Chicken Taco Spaghetti Squash

Ditch the shell and enjoy spaghetti squash boats filled with spicy ground chicken, tomatoes, and chilies, then topped with plenty of cheese! It’s the kind of meal that tastes so good, you won’t believe it’s actually healthy too.

4. Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Enjoy this lighter spin on a beloved Italian staple! With all that golden and bubbly cheese on top, you’d never guess this easy recipe is also low in calories and high in fiber and protein. It’s sure to be an instant family favorite!

5. Tuscan Chicken Spaghetti Squash

For a weeknight meal that’s creamy, flavorful, and easy to prepare, you have to try this low carb and gluten free alternative to traditional pasta dishes! The noodle-like strands are combined with an amazing sauce, chicken, and more. After all, who doesn’t love a rich and cheesy main course?

6. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

Indulge your takeout cravings the healthy way with this Asian-inspired dish the whole family is going to love! The noodles turn out so flavorful and delicious, you’d almost swear it’s the real thing.

7. Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Would you believe this meal packs in an entire package of spinach? Swirled with an easy cheesy, creamy sauce, it’s the kind of irresistible that will have you tempted to lick the plate when you’re done!

8. Cheesy Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Craving something light on the carbs that’s still packed with satisfying flavor? Treat yourself to a bowl of creamy, cheesy goodness that’s loaded with chicken, bursting with bold pesto, and so easy to make!

9. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

For a high-protein meal that tastes like you’re eating comfort food, this healthier alternative to traditional lasagna is a must-try. Squash is filled with a turkey tomato sauce and topped with Parmesan cheese. It’s so simple to make that after you read the recipe once, you may never need to look at it again!

10. Chicken Pot Pie Spaghetti Squash

Indulge in all the cozy flavors of a chicken pot pie in the form of low carb casserole! This dish is rich, delicious, and completely kid-approved. Don’t be surprised if your family asks you to make it again and again!

11. Spaghetti Squash Baked Feta Bake

Creamy feta and roasted tomatoes come together as a hearty, flavorful sauce that will have you scraping the pan for a few more spoonfuls! Toss with your spaghetti squash noodles, top with fresh basil, and dig in.

12. Million Dollar Spaghetti Squash Casserole

You’re going to love this riff on the popular pasta recipe. It’s a family-favorite dish that’s packed with cheesy goodness and loaded with flavor, but low enough in carbs to be considered keto-friendly!

13. Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Have you ever thought of mixing up spaghetti squash with Parmesan and bacon, then frying them into crispy, golden fritters? Well now that you know these irresistible cakes exist, you absolutely have to give them a try!

14. Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash

For a simple, healthy dinner that’s ready in 30 minutes or less, it’s hard to beat this easy vegetarian dish! It’s loaded with caramelized onions and mixed with kale and mushrooms for a colorful bowl that’s totally customizable to your preferences. 

15. BBQ Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Is there a better way to make low-carb eating fun than whipping up some BBQ chicken? You can enjoy this tasty dish straight out of the squash boat or baked casserole style with extra cheese, veggies, and a dollop of sour cream on top.

16. Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Whole30 paleo shrimp scampi is one of the best ways to make spaghetti squash and shrimp together! This recipe is healthy, delicious, low-carb, and oh-so-easy to whip up. You can even prep the squash in advance to save time!

17. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash

These squash boats stuffed with creamy spinach and artichoke plus tender chicken are absolutely irresistible! You can also make a low-dairy or dairy-free version of the sauce if you prefer.

18. Spaghetti Squash With Meatballs

Treat yourself to the ultimate low-carb substitute for this beloved classic pasta dish! You’ll feel like you’re eating comfort food but without any of the unwanted bloating you get from high-carb traditional spaghetti.

19. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole

What could be better than seasoned ground beef, melty cheese, and your favorite marinara mixed into one pizza casserole? This meal is super filling and great for satisfying even your toughest cravings. Try adding in a little red pepper flakes for some added heat.

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20. Mexican Spaghetti Squash Casserole

The combination of ground turkey, black beans, corn, and cheese mixed with spaghetti squash noodles is an absolute delight! It’s simple to prepare and makes great leftovers to enjoy throughout the week.

21. Chicken Enchilada Spaghetti Squash

Tender squash boats are filled with a combination of red enchilada sauce, shredded chicken, and cheese for a tasty meal packed with Mexican-inspired flavor! Taco Tuesday may have some competition.

22. Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash

When it comes to classic comfort food, it’s hard to beat a chicken, bacon, and ranch casserole. Spaghetti squash is an easy way to add some veggies without taking away from the wonderful flavors of the other ingredients.

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23. Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash

This ultra-easy meal also happens to be paleo, whole30, low-carb, and insanely delicious! Everything can be made up to 5 days in advance for simple meal prepping, but it’s just as easy to throw together for a healthy dinner.

24. Southwest Spaghetti Squash Casserole

How can you resist spaghetti squash noodles mixed with chicken, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce, and topped with gooey melted cheese? Perhaps the better question is why you would even want to resist?

25. Sesame Spaghetti Squash Noodles

This easy-to-prepare, totally craveable dish is one you’ll want to make over and over again. It’s bursting with Asian-inspired flavors and only requires a few minutes of prep time.

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26. Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Looking for a fun, clean breakfast that will give you the energy you need to tackle the day? Spaghetti squash nests are a whole new twist on the egg-in-the-hole recipe. Feel free to add your favorite toppings as well!

27. Spaghetti Squash Frittata

Sausage, kale, spaghetti squash, and sun-dried tomatoes make the perfect cast-iron skillet breakfast, lunch, or even dinner. There’s never a bad time to enjoy this paleo and whole30-approved recipe!

28. Chicken Piccata Spaghetti Squash

Golden, tender pieces of chicken breast are tossed in a silky piccata sauce and piled high into squash boats, then topped with capers, freshly shaved Parmesan, parsley, and slices of lemon for an instant family favorite.

29. Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Looking for an easy dish everyone is sure to love? Look no further! Squash stuffed with broccoli and cheese is the perfect way to enjoy nutritious vegetables while still indulging in some bubbly, melty goodness.

30. Sausage And Peppers Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This recipe features fresh bell pepper, onions, and sauce with tasty Italian sausage stuffed into a spaghetti squash and topped with plenty of cheese. It’s an amazing dish that’s bursting with flavor!

31. Italian Spaghetti Squash Casserole

For a healthy dish that’s always a winner, give this high-protein and low-carb casserole made with ground turkey, tomatoes, and Italian spices a try! Easy, cheesy, and irresistibly cozy.

32. Twice Baked Spaghetti Squash

Can you say “3-ingredient recipe that’s also meat-free, gluten-free, and budget-friendly”? When you need a simple dinner idea and a way to satisfy those pasta cravings, you’ll love this twice-baked squash recipe!

33. Spaghetti Squash Tater Tots

Even though this recipe is a healthier alternative to tater tots, you’ll be amazed by the taste and texture! Best of all, they’re even easier to make than other vegetable tots because spaghetti squash doesn’t retain as much water. Try serving with a delicious sauce for added flavor.

34. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Yep, you read that correctly. Ditch the carbs and the grains, top this veggie crust with all your favorite toppings, and treat yourself to all that pizza goodness! You can also make this recipe vegan with one easy swap.

35. Spaghetti Squash And Scallops

Enjoy restaurant-quality deliciousness right in your own home with this dish that looks and sounds fancy, but is so simple to make! In fact, you can go from the stove to the table in just 30 minutes.

36. Caprese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Treat yourself to fresh mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil stuffed into a spaghetti squash boat and topped with a delicious sweet balsamic glaze! It’s an easy, healthy dinner that’s sure to hit the spot.

37. Cajun Chicken Spaghetti Squash

You’re going to love this lightened up and lower carb version of the classic pasta dish! Colorful bell peppers, spicy alfredo-like sauce, and tons of chicken make this hearty dish an absolute delight.

38. Green Chili Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Skip the high-carb tortillas and time-intensive rolling process by making green chili chicken enchiladas stuffed into squash boats instead! Bonus: you’ll get a healthy serving of vegetables included.

39. Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Slightly sweet noodle like strands of spaghetti squash pair beautifully with spicy buffalo chicken! If you love anything tossed in buffalo sauce, you’re going to swoon for the salty spice of this crave-worthy dish.

40. Pulled Pork Spaghetti Squash Bake

Looking for all the delicious toppings of BBQ pizza without the crust? Then you absolutely have to try this casserole with BBQ pulled pork, caramelized onions, roasted chiles, pepper jack cheese, and smoked mozzarella! It’s one of our favorite recipes to make.

41. Spaghetti Squash Pork Stir Fry

For a fast and easy low carb dinner that requires minimal prep, try this twist on a Szechuan classic noodle dish called “Ants Climbing a Tree.” It’s just as delicious with spaghetti squash in place of the noodles!

42. Carnitas Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Slow cooked carnitas pork stuffed into a spaghetti squash boat and topped with plenty of cheese, salsa, and avocado is an easy, hassle-free dinner recipe that always hits the spot!

43. Shrimp Fajita Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This recipe is the perfect combination of vegetables, plump shrimp, and bold spices for a truly satisfying dish. It’s the perfect low-carb way to enjoy all your favorite fajita flavors! 

44. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

For a veggie-heavy meal that delivers big on taste, spaghetti squash chow mein is the answer! Chicken, plenty of vegetables, and spaghetti squash noodles are tossed together in an amazing sauce for an irresistible plate.

45. Spicy Spaghetti Squash Ramen Noodles

Noodles tossed in a spicy, creamy coconut sauce makes an easy, healthy recipe the whole family will love! Top it off with a soft boiled egg if desired and enjoy all the cozy comfort of this delicious bowl.

46. Spaghetti Squash With Meat Sauce

Don’t you just love dishes that taste like they were cooking for hours but actually take less than an hour to make? This homemade meat pasta sauce is so full of flavor, you won’t believe how simple it is to make! Serve it over squash strands for a meal that tastes like your favorite spaghetti.

47. Air Fryer Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

Would you guess this entire dish can be ready in less than 25 minutes? And you only need 8 simple ingredients to throw it all together. On top of that, there’s also an easy dairy-free option if you prefer!

48. Spaghetti Squash Monterey

When you want an absolutely delicious and impressive side dish that’s simple to make but hard to resist, spaghetti squash monterey with sour cream, grated cheese, and sauteed onion is exactly what you need. A great way to satisfy those cravings!

49. Mashed Spaghetti Squash

Soft and velvety spaghetti squash mash can be served as a great side dish or a hearty vegetarian main course. The Parmesan and butter add rich flavor while the fresh herbs like parsley on top gives it the perfect finishing touch!

50. Spaghetti Squash Breadsticks

The taste of spaghetti squash has a mild flavor, and once you coat it with mozzarella, Parmesan, Italian seasoning, and some finely chopped parsley, you won’t be able to resist this low-carb alternative to breadsticks! Try dipping in your favorite marinara sauce for the ultimate appetizer.

Recipe tips

  • Cooking time time may vary depending on if you have a large squash or small squash.
  • Make sure to use a sharp knife and cutting board when cutting a whole squash in half.

Did you try one of these recipe ideas using spaghetti squash? Let me know in the comments below.

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50 Spaghetti Squash Recipes

By Heather
50 amazing spaghetti squash recipes from taco stuffed spaghetti squash to mashed spaghetti squash.
Prep: 10 minutes
Total: 8 minutes
Servings: 2

Ingredients 

  • 1 spaghetti squash

Instructions 

  • The best way to store spaghetti squash is to let it completely cool. You can leave cut in half or remove the spaghetti squash strands out of the squash.
  • Place in an airtight container. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat in the oven at 375 for about 10 minutes or in the microwave for 3-5 minutes or until hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 82mg | Potassium: 521mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 579IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 111mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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