Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Find healthy, delicious spaghetti squash recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
Strands of tender squash replace pasta for a more flavorful version of spaghetti pie casserole. Not to mention, spaghetti squash is a low-carb alternative to pasta and saves more than 150 calories per serving compared to a traditional recipe. A sprinkling of nutty fontina cheese melts into a gooey topping.

Cheesy Spinach-&-Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 4.31 stars 18
This spaghetti-squash-for-pasta swap slashes both carbs and calories by 75 percent for a delicious, creamy casserole you can feel good about eating. It's worth roasting the squash versus cooking it in the microwave if you have the time: the flavor gets sweeter and more intense.

Broccoli-Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Tender strings of spaghetti squash replace pasta in this cheesy gluten-free casserole that's studded with broccoli. Cheddar cheese melts into a bubbling topping. Serve with roasted chicken or pork or as part of a vegetarian dinner.
By Carolyn Casner

Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Rating: 4.85 stars 15
This low-carb riff on classic lasagna layers mushrooms and tomato sauce with spaghetti squash noodles instead of lasagna pasta. Make the layers right in the shell of the spaghetti squash and top with mozzarella cheese for a melty top and fun presentation. Serve with a green salad and a glass of Chianti for an easy, healthy dinner.

Spaghetti Squash with Herbs & Garlic Breadcrumbs

This microwave spaghetti squash recipe comes together in less than a half-hour so you can easily get dinner on the table.
By Breana Lai Killeen, M.P.H., RD

Spaghetti Squash Soup with Sausage

Rating: 5 stars 3
This easy soup is a great way to showcase the versatility of spaghetti squash. Sweet Italian sausage pairs well with the subtle sweetness of the squash. The broth that coats the thin strands of spaghetti squash is flavorful and light.
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By Jasmine Smith

Chicken-Spaghetti Squash Bake

Rating: 3.4 stars 6
In this version of a chicken-and-broccoli casserole, spaghetti squash takes on a creamy texture when baked with cream of mushroom soup.

Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

Rating: 4.13 stars 8
Spaghetti squash stuffed with ground turkey taco filling, pico de gallo and chopped avocado is a fun alternative on family taco night. This recipe is sure to please the kids (omit the spices if your children are sensitive to spices) and perfect for a family dinner.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna with Broccolini

Rating: 4.39 stars 37
In this low-carb spaghetti squash lasagna recipe, garlicky broccolini, spaghetti squash and cheese are combined for a healthy take on a favorite casserole. This bakes right in the squash shells for a fun presentation. Serve with a big Caesar salad and some warm and crusty whole-grain bread.

Chicken Parmesan-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This filling, hearty stuffed spaghetti squash is a lower-carb version of your traditional chicken Parmesan with pasta. This chicken Parmesan recipe is still full of cheesy goodness, but has the added benefit of sweet winter squash. If you can't find two small squashes, use one (3-pound) squash and cut each half into two portions when ready to serve.

Garlic Shrimp with Cilantro Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 4.8 stars 21
Garlicky shrimp are served on top of buttery, cilantro-flecked spaghetti squash in this quick, healthy dinner recipe inspired by shrimp scampi. Pair with a side of sautéed greens, such as kale, collards or spinach.

Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Tomatoes, Beans & Almond Pesto

Rating: 4.36 stars 12
Looking at a tangle of spaghetti squash tricks your brain into thinking you're about to eat a serving of eggy noodles, when in fact, you get a nice calorie and carb savings in this healthy recipe. Giving tomatoes a stint in a hot oven makes them candy-sweet.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Make Chicken Spaghetti Squash
This healthy 5-Ingredient chicken enchilada–stuffed spaghetti squash recipe is a satisfying low-carb alternative to taco night.
How to Make Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
You've never had lasagna like this! Replace traditional pasta with low-carb spaghetti squash for an easy, healthy dinner.
Chicken Enchilada-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Rating: 4.58 stars
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This healthy 5-ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is a satisfying low-carb alternative to taco night. If you have leftover cooked chicken on hand, skip Step 2 and stir 2 1/2 cups into the filling. Look for an enchilada sauce with less than 300 mg of sodium per serving, such as Hatch brand.