Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Don't settle for just spaghetti squash with olive oil or butter, salt and pepper. These recipes prove it can be so much better than that.

Delicious spaghetti squash burrito bowl by Making Thyme for Health
Delicious spaghetti squash burrito bowl by Making Thyme for Health

As we were wandering down the supermarket aisle this week, our eyes fixated on the squash section–in particular spaghetti squash. It’s in season now, it’s not expensive, and everyone seems to love it (yes, even little kids). The problem is: What’s the best way to make it, to avoid hitting the squash doldrums? We looked all over the Web and found the answer! These eight top recipes make it easy, interesting, and delicious, plus we included a useful, general how-to article. To make a full meal out of this, pair a squash dish with a great salad.

5 Smart Tips for Preparing Spaghetti Squash

First, let’s get some basics out of the way. This article from The Kitchn tells you the best ways in general to cut it and cook it. Did you know you can roast it whole in the oven? It doesn’t get easier that that!

1. Stuffed Spaghetti Squash, Lasagna Style

Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasanga Style by Celiac in the City
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Lasanga Style by Celiac in the City

 

Celiac in the City came up with this intriguing recipe. You stuff a spaghetti squash with ingredients you’d normally put between layers of pasta. You can leave out the sausage (or, we think, use ground turkey) and opt for low-fat mozzarella.

Where to find it:

Look here

2. Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms and Parmesan

Spaghetti squash with mushrooms and parmesan by Pickled Plum
Spaghetti squash with mushrooms and parmesan by Pickled Plum

 

Brooklyn-based Caroline of the Pickled Plum food blog crafted this gluten-free recipe with the ingredients in the title, plus garlic, parsley and thyme.

Where to find it:

Look here

3. Jordana’s Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tomato and Ricotta

This recipe has been downloaded 10,000 times from Yummly. It has a three-dot rating (that’s the best you can get on the site), uses four ingredients total, and is 330 calories per serving. What’s nice is you can alter the fat content by choosing no-fat ricotta cheese.

Where to find it:

Look here

4. Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Dip

Spinach and spaghetti squash dip by Julia's Album
Spinach and spaghetti squash dip by Julia’s Album

 

Julia, of the Julia’s Album blog, makes this with cream cheese, Parmesan, mozzarella, Greek yogurt (or sour cream), and a bunch of other things to make it a very compelling appetizer.

Where to find it:

 Look here

5. Warm Spaghetti Squash Salad

This Food & Wine salad recipe has a solid four stars, so it’s worth a try. It includes green olives, almonds, scallions, and feta cheese, which makes it unique.

Where to find it:

Look here

6. Herbed Spaghetti Squash

This baked recipe by Emeril Lagasse has 4.5 stars from 74 people on The Food Network. It’s from the “First Date Dinner” episode of his show, so it’s got to be pretty fool-proof. He mixes in a bunch of fresh herbs, such as basil, sage, and chives, and adds a little bit of butter and pepper. Total prep time is just 5 minutes; cook time is one hour.

Where to find it:

 Look here

7. Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls

Spaghetti squash burrito bowls by Making Thyme for Health
Spaghetti squash burrito bowls by Making Thyme for Health

 

Sarah at Making Thyme for Health stuffs these delightful squashes with veggies, peppers, onion, cilantro, black beans, corn, and salsa. Prep time is 25 minutes, but it’s easy. Jalapenos are optional.

How to stuff spaghetti squash burrito bowls by Making Thyme for Health
How to stuff spaghetti squash burrito bowls by Making Thyme for Health

Where to find it:

Look here

8. Spaghetti Squash with Scallops and Hollandaise

Ooh la la! Who says spaghetti squash can’t be a gourmet dish that you whip up? This recipe from Epicurious is going to take you longer than the others, but it’s a nice way to take dinner a step farther than usual. Ingredients includes garlic, grape tomatoes, lemons, whipping cream, and more.

Where to find it:

Look here

What are your favorite spaghetti squash recipes? Share with readers by leaving a comment below!

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here