Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash is an entertaining vegetable that can be used as a pasta substitute in some dishes. But like most of the squash family, it proves its versatility in recipes such as Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Marinara, Lamb and Spaghetti Squash, and Spaghetti Squash with Grilled Plum Tomatoes.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Pasta lovers who want to cut back on carbs and calories won't regret learning how to cook spaghetti squash. This oblong winter squash has flesh that separates into spaghetti-like strands when you cook it. It's a worthy low-calorie substitute for the real deal, and it boasts a fair amount of vitamins and minerals, too, including vitamins A and C, plus dietary fiber.

Cheesy Spaghetti Squash


Spaghetti squash is used instead of pasta in this easy dinner. Just mix the cooked squash with sauce and cheese and serve.

Total: 15 mins

Two-Tomato, Herb, and Asiago Spaghetti Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

Just like pasta only light as air and gluten free, this spaghetti squash dish makes for a perfect potluck side dish. Or, serve it as a main dish with grilled chicken or fish, or even beans on top.

Spaghetti-Squash Pad Thai


Stir-fried pad thai is traditionally a carb and fat-packed nutritional nightmare. This skinny swap is full of vegetables, protein and all the flavors you love (and none of the extra calories).

Total: 40 mins

Squash, Bacon, and Feta Breakfast Bake

Better Homes and Gardens

Pair spaghetti squash with bacon, cheese, swiss chard and eggs for an unforgettable, unique and filling breakfast.

Lamb and Spaghetti Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

Spoon the well-seasoned lamb curry over a bed of spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

Better Homes and Gardens

Spaghetti squash has creamy yellow pulp that separates into strands upon baking giving this summertime squash its name. Here it's served with a chunky fresh tomato sauce.

Total: 50 mins

Chili-Rubbed Roast Pork with Spaghetti Squash

Family Circle

Keep your lean pork dinner figure-friendly by serving it with a side of roasted spaghetti sqaush. The vegetable side dish is spiced up with cumin and paprika, just like the meat.

Spaghetti Squash Italiano

Better Homes and Gardens

Save time by cooking the spaghetti squash for this tomato-and-cheese filled dish in your microwave.

Spaghetti Squash with Chili

Diabetic Living

Low in carbs, salt, and fat, this chili dish will fuel you up without weighing you down. Top it with a dollop of plain Greek yogurt for a creamy finish.

Mock Noodle Kugel

Diabetic Living

In this healthy version of the traditional noodle favorite, spaghetti squash serves as a low-carb alternative to pasta.

Spaghetti Squash Primavera

Family Circle

Strands of spaghetti squash topped with herbed spaghetti sauce made with vegetable crumbles is a vegetarian recipe with family appeal.

Saucy Spaghetti Squash Ole

Better Homes and Gardens

Give spaghetti squash Tex-Mex pizzazz by topping it with chili-seasoned beef and corn.

Versatile Saucy Meatballs

Diabetic Living

Spooning the meatballs and sauce over spaghetti squash instead of pasta helps keep the calories and carbohydrates low for this easy dinner.

Total: 25 mins

Jeweled Spaghetti Squash

Better Homes and Gardens

This healthy squash dish takes on a citrus flavor when splashed with orange juice. Walnuts and dried cherries dress it up with crunch and a touch of sweetness.

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