12 Tasty Spaghetti Squash Recipes

12 Tasty Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti Squash has its own kind of magic that can be made into endless tasty dishes. Slice one in half and it looks much like any other hard winter squash. But cook it until tender (using this easy method) and that firm flesh transforms into slender threads that are delicious tossed simply with olive oil, salt and pepper. Alternatively, sub your squash for traditional spaghetti or use it in any number of healthy and flavorful dishes. Below are 12 tasty spaghetti squash recipes  to get you started. If you have recipes or tips for using spaghetti squash of your own, please share in the comments section below!

12 Tasty Spaghetti Squash Recipes

10 Spaghetti Squash Recipes

1. Spaghetti Squash Primavera with Baked Goat Cheese

A vegetarian recipe that’s full of vegetables and paired with goat cheese with a pleasingly crisp crust. 

12 Tasty Spaghetti Squash Recipes

2. Spaghetti Squash with Meatballs and Creamy Tomato Sauce

This is serious comfort food! Meatballs in tomato sauce with spaghetti squash forming a built-in serving bowl.

Spaghetti squash lasagna

3. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna                                           

This is forever a family favorite. It’s great for gluten-free folks and anyone looking for a lighter take on lasagna.

4. Mexican Spaghetti Squash Bowl       

Everything you love about a taco goes into this flavorful and nourishing bowl. 

5. Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats with Vegan Ricotta

Enjoy  this  as  a hearty  make-ahead  meal  just  right  for   vegans  and  anyone  who  can’t  do  dairy.

6. Eggplant Parmesan Spaghetti Squash

In a word: yum. Cheesy, saucy, and satisfying!

7. Spaghetti Squash Frittata with Spinach, Feta, and Tomatoes

Spaghetti squash blends seamlessly into this vegetarian frittata, making it nourishing and satisfying. 

8. Slow Cooker Persian Inspired Lamb and Herb Stew with Spaghetti Squash

Consider this a good option the next time you invite friends for supper. Spaghetti squash is crowned with a deeply flavored stew and finished with fresh herbs. 

9. Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash 

Take your suppertime south of the border with spaghetti squash topped with black beans, cheese, and other flavorful fixings. 


10. Spaghetti Squash with Vegan Fire Roasted Tomato Cream Sauce

Folks who turn their nose up at vegan recipes may reconsider after a plate of this flavor-packed “pasta” dish. 

11. Healthy Chicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash

This gives a healthy spin to everyone’s favorite chicken Parm. 

12 Tasty Spaghetti Squash Recipes

12. Taco Topped Spaghetti Squash Bowls


Switch things up the next time you do Taco Tuesday by serving these nutritious taco bowls instead.

Got ideas to add to these 12 tasty spaghetti squash recipes? Drop the links in the comments below


10.09.2018 at7:31 PM #

Chef Julie Harrington, RD

So many great ones to choose from. Pinning for later 🙂

10.09.2018 at7:31 PM #

Katie Morford

Thanks for sharing yours!

10.10.2018 at11:08 AM #

Amy Gorin

What a great collection! I love how deceptively easy the spaghetti squash is to make. I will be trying these soon!

10.10.2018 at2:39 PM #

Whitney E. RD

These all look so tasty! Thanks for including my boats 🙂

10.10.2018 at2:39 PM #

Katie Morford

Of course. Can’t wait to try the recipe.

10.10.2018 at3:10 PM #

Erica Julson

Yummy! I’m so excited that squash season has arrived! Spaghetti squash is one of my faves 🙂

10.10.2018 at3:10 PM #

Katie Morford

Squash season makes it easier to let go of tomato season 🙂

10.10.2018 at7:00 PM #

Erin Palinski-Wade

These look amazing! I was just trying to brainstorm more ways to enjoy spaghetti squash- cant wait to try these!

06.14.2021 at8:01 PM #

Jana Allain

I made this for the first time tonight. It was so delicious… I did not miss the pasta in the lasagna. As a recently diagnosed T2 diabetic, I look for my meals to be low in carb/sugar but still familiar from the favorites I used to enjoy. This recipe did just that. I felt like I was cheating. I also love that I can freeze leftovers! That is a big plus. Try this recipe you will love it!

06.14.2021 at8:01 PM #

Katie Morford

That is great. It is a new chapter trying to retool how you cook based on your health. Good for you!

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