10 Best Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Replace high-carb pasta noodles with fresh veggies makes for healthy eating!

There’s a new noodle in town, and it’s much healthier than traditional pasta! According to the Dole Nutrition Handbook, substituting zucchini squash for noodles in your favorite pasta dish saves you 120 calories cup for cup. The flavor is perfect too – somewhere in between butternut squash and zucchini – so it won’t overpower your sauce.

Squash recipes are equally delicious and nutritious. Large amounts of vitamin A in squash promote healthy vision and are proven to strengthen skin after exposure to UV rays, preventing wrinkles and age spots. Vitamins A and C are good for the immune system and improve digestion. Squash is a source of beta-cryptoxanthin, which is correlated with improved joint health and a lower risk of lung and prostate cancer. To bring all of these wonderful benefits to your diet, we’ve compiled the 10 Best Spaghetti Squash Recipes for you and your family to enjoy.

1. Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This recipe creatively uses the entire squash to make a hearty and satisfying dish from fresh, clean ingredients.

2. Greek Style Spaghetti Squash
Here’s a spaghetti squash dish that’s low-carb, gluten-free, and refreshingly tasty! Olives and feta cheese add a delightful Greek twist.

3. Southwestern Spaghetti Squash
Squash in this recipe imitates the spaghetti texture we all know and love, but it’s much healthier and equally delicious!

4. Spaghetti Squash, Pomegranate, & Goat Cheese Salad
So many great and unique flavors in this salad. Sweet and juicy pomegranate, savory goat cheese, and vegetable-champion spaghetti squash!

5. Baked Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
You’ll forget that you’re not actually eating carb-heavy spaghetti with this recipe! Delicious red pepper sauce goes wonderfully with fresh spaghetti squash.

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Salad

6. Spaghetti Squash Pasta Salad
Get that yummy pasta salad fix without the carbs by substituting fresh spaghetti squash! Lots of fiber and antioxidants, too.

7. Spaghetti Squash with Apples & Toasted Pecans
Crunchy pecans and crispy-sweet apples complement squash perfectly in this dish. Filling and refreshing!

8. Spaghetti Squash Fritters
These warm, satisfying fritters are a delicious and fun way to use leftover spaghetti squash. You only need a few ingredients and a few minutes to prepare!

9. Tofu and Vegetable Cacciatore on Roasted Spaghetti Squash
Tender, delectable, and potentially your new favorite dish! This recipe is vegetarian-friendly and highly enjoyable.

10. Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Lemon Garlic Sauce
Here’s a tangy, naturally gluten-free dish that only takes a couple of minutes to prepare. Clean, light, and perfect for a busy fall weeknight.

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Kara M

Kara is a scientific journalist and a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is passionate about conveying the truth in scientific phenomena and subsequently improving health and public awareness. Kara has a bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in music. She also has research experience in microbiology, specifically work on the infectious agent Staphylococcus aureus.

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  1. Made this tonight and topped the spaghetti squash with steamed broccoli, sliced cherry tomatoes, and green onions before pouring on the sauce. So delish!!!

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