Our best spaghetti squash recipes

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October 4, 2023 at 08:45
Looking for an easy way to load up on more good-for-you veggies?
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Renee Comet / Food Network

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!

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. (Pictured above)

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan Cheese

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna

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

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Chicken Lasagna

Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

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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.

Get the Recipe: Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

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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.

Get the Recipe: Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash with Marinara

Spaghetti Squash Scampi Boats

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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.

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Scampi Boats

Pork Scallopini with Spaghetti Squash

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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.

Get the Recipe: Pork Scallopini with Spaghetti Squash

Healthy Curried Spaghetti Squash

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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.

Get the Recipe: Healthy Curried Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and Peas

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

Get the Recipe: Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and Peas


Spicy Roasted Tomato Marinara with Spaghetti Squash

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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.)

Get the Recipe: Spicy Roasted Tomato Marinara with Spaghetti Squash

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