Spaghetti squash… those bright yellow gourds you see in the grocery store have been growing in popularity lately. They provide a great healthy alternative to your conventional noodles and are super versatile.
We decided to compile this great list of Spaghetti Squash Recipes for you to show you just how many things you can do with them.
They’re great if you are watching carbs, cutting calories, or just looking for a fun new way to cook. From pasta dishes to casseroles to stuffed squash, you’ll find plenty of great recipes for those times you are thinking “what to cook with spaghetti squash?”
Cook your way through all, maybe some will find their way into your regular rotation!
1. How to Cook Spaghetti Squash
While spaghetti squash is a well-known food, many people don’t know how to make it. This helpful guide will show you how to cook the spaghetti squash of your dreams, so you’ll be ready to make all the meals on this list!
2. Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash
For the first spaghetti squash dish on our list, we have this chicken pesto spaghetti squash. It’s super cheesy, and surprisingly low-carb. The chicken breasts, red onions, red peppers, pesto, and bocconcini cheese combine for a protein packed meal.
3. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bake
This spaghetti squash lasagna bake tastes like a delicious pasta lasagna. The lasagna-inspired dish uses tofu ricotta and marinara sauce to combine flavors and make a delicious bake. You should try it for yourself.
4. Fresh Tomato Spaghetti Squash Pasta
What better way to make the pasta even more pasta-like than by adding fantastic fresh tomatoes? This pasta uses burrata cheese, tomatoes, garlic, and marinara sauce to add an authentic pasta feel. This is one of our favorite spaghetti squash recipes.
5. Creamy Spaghetti Squash
This creamy spaghetti squash is tossed in homemade alfredo sauce and mixed with spinach and mozzarella cheese. It’s a great twist on normal pasta flavors, and the benefit of being low-carb makes it all the more enticing!
6. Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash
Looking for something Mediterranean style? Try out this marvelous Mediterranean spaghetti squash. The squash takes the form of a bowl to hold Mediterranean ingredients and flavors like cherry tomatoes, bell peppers, spinach, parsley, feta cheese, and more!
7. Spaghetti Squash “Pizza” Bowls
Another great way to mix up the usual spaghetti squash is by making spaghetti squash pizza bowls. Since spaghetti squash already goes great with tomatoes and marinara sauce, you might as well make it into a kind of pizza.
8. Scallop Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
This scallop spaghetti squash carbonara is made using turkey bacon, peppers, mushrooms, and an amazingly creamy sauce. Topping the meal with scallops helps add extra flavor, and the flavors mix quite well with the spaghetti squash.
9. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
Yet another recipe for the lasagna fans, these spaghetti squash lasagna boats are perfect for fans of lasagna, or people who have never tried lasagna before. The lasagna boats are coated in creamy ricotta and melted mozzarella cheese.
10. Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash
This shrimp scampi spaghetti squash is simply spectacular. It’s buttery and garlicky, and it has half the calories than if it was a normal pasta. It’s also covered in freshly grated parmesan. You have to try this one!
11. Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Another tasty recipe that’s also low-carb is this cheesy garlic parmesan spaghetti squash. The spaghetti squash is roasted and tossed with creamy cheese, garlic, fresh herbs, and more to bring out amazing flavors while staying low-carb.
12. Low-Carb Meatball-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Speaking of low-carb, you should try making this low-carb meatball-stuffed spaghetti squash. It’s a great alternative to the traditional spaghetti and meatballs, but it still retains the classic spaghetti and meatball flavor.
13. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls
As you’ve seen, spaghetti squash is great for being used as a bowl, and these spaghetti squash burrito bowls are no different! The spaghetti squash is roasted until it’s tender and has caramelized edges and is filled with red cabbage slaw.
14. Instant Pot Cheesy Garlic Spaghetti Squash
This instant pot cheesy garlic spaghetti squash does what it sounds like it does, it can be made fully in an instant pot. It’s very easy to make, and it’s wonderfully cheesy. Fans of an easy meal and a cheesy meal will enjoy this one.
15. How to Cook Spaghetti Squash in the Microwave
If you don’t feel like roasting spaghetti squash, why not make it in the microwave? While it may seem crazy to be able to cook spaghetti squash in a microwave instead of a different machine like an oven, it can be done and you can try it for yourself.
16. Chicken and Spinach Spaghetti Squash Alfredo
For the fans of chicken alfredo, we have this chicken and spinach spaghetti squash alfredo recipe. If you’re craving chicken alfredo but don’t want to deal with all the carbs, then this recipe is great. It brings all of the delicious flavor with way less carbs!
17. Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Making for a great comfort food, this spaghetti squash casserole is a great meal to try when you want something easy, cheesy, and low-carb. It’s an easy to make healthy dinner that still feels indulgent. Great spaghetti squash recipe.
18. Chicken Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash
This chicken spinach artichoke spaghetti squash is creamy, filling, and is totally packed with vegetables and protein. It’s also gluten-free and dairy-free. Who would have thought a dish could taste so good and be so healthy.
19. Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp, Olives, and Feta
Another easy to make, yet complex dish on our list is this Mediterranean spaghetti squash with shrimp, olives, and feta. It’s inspired by bright Mediterranean flavors, and it’s sure to be a hit with Mediterranean fans, even if they’ve never had spaghetti squash.
20. Southwest Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This southwest spaghetti squash casserole is packed with chicken, corn, black beans, enchilada sauce, and covered in gooey melted cheese. It’s gluten-free and like most spaghetti squash dishes, it makes for a healthy low-carb alternative.
21. Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats
As you might be able to tell, we love spaghetti squash boats. While it may seem like there’s no way to improve them, making them into tacos certainly does! They taste even better than they look, and make for a unique spin on normal spaghetti squash.
22. Creamy Sausage Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash
This creamy sausage tomato basil spaghetti squash has, you guessed it, sausages, tomatoes, and basil. The ingredients make wonderful flavors that ensure this spaghetti squash dish will become one of your favorites, and maybe a mainstay at your table.
23. Tomato Feta Baked Spaghetti Squash
Tomatoes and feta go great together in pasta, so why not combine them with spaghetti squash? The creamy feta cheese and oven roasted tomatoes make for a spectacular recipe that will leave you impressed.
24. Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein
Wanna get some chow mein? This spaghetti squash chow mein is filled with vegetables and flavor! The ingredients are all mixed together in an amazing Chinese-inspired sauce and it makes a really tasty meal.
25. Chicken Pot Pie Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This chicken pot pie spaghetti squash casserole packs all the flavors of a wonderful chicken pot pie into a beautifully low-carb casserole. Now you can enjoy a creamy chicken casserole without feeling guilty whatsoever.
26. Spaghetti Squash Breadsticks
These spaghetti squash breadsticks take the form of charmingly cheesy breadsticks made in an instant pot. You can make them however you like though, including in the oven or in the microwave. The breadsticks make for a great side dish!
27. Cajun Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake
Looking for something a bit more spicy? Try this Cajun chicken spaghetti squash bake. This low-carb twist on a classic recipe is healthy and creative. As long as everyone in your family is okay with a little spiciness, they’ll be sure to love it.
28. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
If you’re looking for a healthy alternative to traditional Thai food, look no further! This spaghetti squash pad Thai is both gluten-free and dairy-free and then stuffed into the beautifully roasted spaghetti squash. It’s sure to be a hit.
29. Eggplant Puttanesca with Roasted Spaghetti Squash
This eggplant puttanesca with roasted spaghetti squash recipe is sure to impress. It’s vegan and gluten-free! Despite using healthier ingredients, it’s still filled with flavors that are rich and robust. Consider yourself impressed.
30. Philly Cheesesteak Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This Philly cheesesteak spaghetti squash casserole is a dinner that everyone will love! It has beef, cheese, pepper, and more all baked into a wonderfully cozy casserole that will make even the pickiest of eaters happy.
31. Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Another great vegetarian recipe on our list is this spaghetti squash casserole. Not only is it vegetarian, but it’s also gluten-free, which is always nice. It works great as a main course or as a nice side dish.
32. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls
If you’re a big fan of chicken, or just meat in general, you need to try these cheesy buffalo chicken spaghetti squash bowls. You can serve them as a big appetizer, a main dish, or a side. It’s a great meal for big families or parties.
33. Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This green Chile chicken enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash is something else! It takes a healthier route than regular enchiladas, and they are stuffed with spectacular spaghetti squash that you will be sure to love.
34. Mexican Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This Mexican spaghetti squash casserole is made with ground turkey, black beans, corn, and cheese. It’s surprisingly easy to make, and unsurprisingly delicious! Regardless of if you’re a fan of Mexican flavors, you should give this meal a try.
35. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
Last but not least, we have this spaghetti squash pizza casserole. Almost everyone loves pizza, so why not combine it with spaghetti squash? It’s made with seasoned ground beef, melty cheese, and marinara. You’ll definitely love it!
There you go, so many great spaghetti squash recipes to choose from. Which one will you try first?
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- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1 cup water
- Cut the spaghetti squash in half with a sharp knife. Cut through the middle, not lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds.
- Place trivet in pressure cooker and add squash and water. Seal the lid.
- Pressure cook on high for 7 minutes.
- Quick release the pressure.
- Allow squash a few minutes to cool, then shred into "noodles" with a fork.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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