Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

5 from 1 vote

This recipe calls for guilt-free ingredients like sugar-free marinara sauce and bold basil.

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Is it possible to dive into a bowl of spaghetti without worrying about overloading on carbs? You bet! Our Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Marinara recipe will fool your taste buds into thinking you’ve given them pasta while you’re noshing on vegetables! Spaghetti squash contains thin, golden pulp that resembles spaghetti. Lighter and healthier than normal pasta, these strands serve as a wonderful base to any pasta dish and offer delectably sweet flavor.

This recipe calls for guilt-free ingredients like sugar-free marinara sauce and bold basil. Ready to twirl your fork into a plate of vegetables disguised as pasta? Grab your squash and start scooping!

5 from 1 vote

Skinny Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

This Italian dish is super healthy and delicious, it will become a regular and your weekly menu.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 2 pounds spaghetti squash
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 32 ounces marinara sauce jar, sugar-free
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves sliced, loosely packed


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • While the oven is preheating, cut the squash in half. Remove the seeds and pulp from the center.
  • Brush the olive oil over the cut side, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and lay on a parchment-lined baking sheet cut side down.
  • Bake for 60 minutes.
  • A few minutes before squash is done, pour marinara in a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat until hot throughout.
  • When squash is done, scrape the flesh with a fork so the noodles come off, and divide between 4 plates.
  • Top with the marinara, cheese, and basil before serving.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 328kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 1422mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 19g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 12
Keywords Budget-Friendly, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian

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