Our Best Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Looking for an easy way to load up on more good-for-you veggies? Try spaghetti squash. It’s easy to cook and delicious as a stand-alone side — or as a replacement for pasta or pizza crust!

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Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese

With its spaghetti-like strands, this squash can sub in for a classic, comforting side that's traditionally made with pasta. Best of all, it's remarkably simple: Use a fork to scrape roasted spaghetti squash flesh into strings, then toss with Parmesan and butter.

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Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Introduce the kids to nutrient-rich spaghetti squash by serving it like pasta with juicy meatballs and a quick homemade marinara.

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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna

Have to feed a crowd? Craving something comforting? Looking for a recipe that freezes beautifully? This lasagna checks all the boxes.

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Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

Katie's 5-star recipe proves spaghetti squash is made for the twice-baked treatment (it's not just for potatoes!). The squash gets roasted, blanketed in a creamy sauce with chicken and broccoli, and topped with cheese before taking a turn under the broiler for a golden brown crust.

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Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

This might be the easiest way to cook spaghetti squash — pierce a whole squash all over with a fork, then cook it in a pressure cooker until perfectly tender. It cooks in a fraction of the time it would take in the oven, and there's no need to struggle with cutting the sturdy squash beforehand.

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Spaghetti Squash Scampi Boats

Toss butter, lemon, garlic and shrimp with your spaghetti squash for even more flavor. Serve in the hollowed-out squash shell for a pretty presentation.

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Pork Scallopini with Spaghetti Squash

As much as we love a pasta sub, spaghetti squash doesn't always have to be the main affair. Keep things simple and add it to your plate as a side for pork scallopini.

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Healthy Curried Spaghetti Squash

The secret to this quick-cooking spaghetti squash is the microwave: Spaghetti squash cooks in under 20 minutes when you zap it; toss the pastalike strands with an Indian-inspired sauce for an easy weeknight side.

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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and Peas

Cut down on carbs by switching pasta out for spaghetti squash in this flavorful, pancetta-laced Alfredo dish.

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Spicy Roasted Tomato Marinara with Spaghetti Squash

Play up spaghetti squash's pastalike appearance by cooking a roasted-tomato marinara to go with it. (Best of all, the squash can serve as its own pasta bowl.)

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Sausage and White Bean-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Pack the flavors of a sausage and white bean soup into a tender roasted spaghetti squash for a hearty all-in-one meal.

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Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

No waiting for water to boil here: Spaghetti squash proves (once again) that it can sub out pasta. It's perfect in this pancetta and egg-enriched cream sauce.

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Spaghetti Squash Cincinnati Chili

Here's a twist on Cincinnati "five-way" chili: spaghetti squash and chili, plus cheddar cheese, onion and kidney beans.

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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Pizza night just got a whole lot healthier. Before adding the spaghetti squash into the rest of your ingredients, Katie recommends squeezing as much excess water out as you can — so the pizza crust gets nice and crispy.

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Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto

Mix kale-subbed pesto and squash-subbed pasta for a fun and tasty way to eat your veggies.

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Spaghetti Squash with Feta

It's a vegetable — and a pasta! Strands of spaghetti squash make a noodle-like base for a simple sauce and some crumbled feta.

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Spaghetti Squash and Potato Gratin

This recipe takes classic creamy potato gratin to a new level. Spaghetti squash adds amazing texture and great flavor — giving you yet another reason to buy the versatile veggie!

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Spaghetti or Not

Have a pasta night without the pasta! Enjoy Italian flavors from pancetta, fresh basil and olives in this puttanesca-inspired sauce served over tender spaghetti squash.

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Spaghetti Squash Tostadas

Top crunchy toasted corn tortillas with tender spaghetti squash, plus hearty black beans and roasted cherry tomatoes instead of meat.

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Garlic-Herb Spaghetti Squash

For an extra-easy side, cook spaghetti squash in the microwave until tender, scrape it into strands with a fork, and add garlic, herbs and pickled cherry peppers.

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Spaghetti Squash with Peanut Sauce

Spaghetti squash subs don't have to be limited to pasta — it works just as well in noodle dishes! In this recipe, spaghetti squash is flavored with a sweet and tangy peanut sauce for an easy meal or side that's ready in 25 minutes.

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Spaghetti Squash with Fresh Tomatoes and Ricotta

There's no need to preheat the oven, or even use pots and pans for this recipe! A fresh, no-cook sauce and microwave squash prep help bring this flavorful and healthy side to the table in under 30 minutes.

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Greek-Style Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp

Add Mediterranean flair to buttery squash with sweet shrimp, salty feta and briny olives. It's a dish that's great hot, but also delicious at room temperature.

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Chicken Spaghetti Squash

In this twist on a classic Southern dish, the noodle-like strands of crisp-tender squash find their way into a creamy chicken and vegetable casserole.

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Spaghetti Squash with Sausage

Skip pasta and serve shredded spaghetti squash with hot Italian sausage.

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Parmigiano-Reggiano and Truffle Oil

A little bit of truffle oil and a sprinkle of Parmigiano-Reggiano go a long way in flavoring Guy's 5-ingredient spaghetti squash.

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Curry-Shallot Butter

As fancy as it might sound, DIY compound butter is a cinch! In her recipe, Katie adds curry, lemon zest, shallots and cilantro to room-temperature butter to add major flavor to roasted spaghetti squash. Tip: Make an extra batch of butter and keep on hand for flavoring fish, rice and everything nice.

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Ginger-Scallion Spaghetti Squash

The mild flavor of spaghetti squash makes it the perfect base to mix with Asian-style soy and ginger sauce in this 20-minute side dish.

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BBQ Spaghetti Squash Sliders

Who needs meat to make a delicious slider? These vegetarian squash sliders are sweet, tangy and messy. If you can't find mini slider buns, slice hot dog buns into thirds.

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Bass Agrodolce with Spaghetti Squash and Mushrooms

A side of tender, subtly sweet spaghetti squash is the perfect healthy sidekick for steamed striped bass fillets, served with a traditional Italian sweet-and-sour sauce.

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Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale and Parm

Guy brings the wow factor to an ordinary spaghetti dish. He uses spaghetti squash instead of pasta and tops it with crispy kale chips and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

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