Spaghetti Squash Recipes

You wouldn't serve butternut or acorn squash as an alternative pasta but that's just one of the uses for spaghetti squash. As well as using it as gluten-free, low-calorie pasta substitute, its delicate flavor pairs well with everything from shrimp to steak and we have the recipes to prove it.

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Simple Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3 stars 952
Because a spaghetti squash is difficult to cut through when uncooked, we found that roasting it whole is the easiest way to prepare it for this spaghetti squash recipe. Follow this recipe, then use the strands of spaghetti squash to make one of our other recipes, like Spiced Squash Pancakes, Roasted Squash with Parmesan and Herbs, Spaghetti Squash Gratin, or Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash.

Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 632
Make this delicious, healthy, and easy Roasted Spaghetti Squash recipe for a meal that will become an instant classic. 

Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Herbs

Rating: 3.5 stars 351
Spaghetti squash is tossed with the makings of pesto.

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

This meal has all the fun and flavor of traditional spaghetti and meatballs, but without the carbs and high calories.

Roasted Shrimp with Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 402
You can serve a flourless "pasta" with these strands of spaghetti squash. It comes together in under one hour for a light and flavorful weeknight meal inspired by shrimp scampi.

Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs

Rating: 3.5 stars 148
In this clever variation on the classic dish, tender strands of spaghetti squash replace the traditional pasta. It's a healthy, but satisfying twist on spaghetti and meatballs.

Sauteed Scallops over Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 58
Scallops, sauteed with leeks and shallots, rest on a bed of spaghetti squash.

Veal Scallopini Milanese

Rating: 4 stars 3
This lightened-up version of the Italian classic substitutes spaghetti squash for pasta but still packs all the flavor and texture of the traditional.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 4 stars 17
This simple stove-top method is a great alternative to microwaving or roasting spaghetti squash. Our basic recipe calls for cooking the whole squash in water and yields moist and tender results. Once it's cooked, let it cool then halve the squash and remove the seeds, scoop out the strands and drizzle with butter and oil, then toss with herbs and Parmesan and top with ricotta cheese or use in your favorite spaghetti squash dish.

Simple Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti squash looks intimidating to cook but it's really simple and the payoff is delicious.

Baked Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

This vegetarian main dish is packed with Italian flavors.

Spaghetti Squash with Garlic

Rating: 3.5 stars 85
Serve this squash in place of pasta or with our Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce.

Inspiration and Ideas

10 Super Spaghetti Squash Recipes—Plus, the Best Techniques for Cooking This Unique Vegetable
Gluten-free and low carb, spaghetti squash makes a fabulous substitute for pasta, but that's not all it can do. Here, we share our best cooking techniques and favorite recipes that use the vegetable.
Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Orange

For this recipe, it is best to choose smaller spaghetti squash since the strands are more delicate.