Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Spaghetti squash is one of those pretty squashes you find in the supermarket around fall time. Maybe you've seen it on the shelf along with all of the other pretty and colorful squashes. And maybe you have thought about buying one, but had no idea how you would prepare it.

Don't let it intimidate you.  Spaghetti squash is a wonderful variety of squash, that is relatively mild and versatile. Unlike most other squashes that are meaty and solid, spaghetti squash cooks up and turns to long...MORE tender strands that are much like spaghetti. 

The following recipes are just a few ways to enjoy this mild and versatile squash, in ways you might not expect. Not only is it delicious roasted with just a little bit of salt and pepper, but it also lends itself well to recipes in which you would normally use traditional spaghetti. 

  • 01 of 05
    Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan
    Spaghetti Squash with Parmesan. Brian Hagiwara/Photolibrary/GettyImages

    This simple wholesome recipe for spaghetti squash with parmesan and basil, and tomatoes is so delicious and simple. It becomes a whole meal in itself. One that is high in nutrition and low in carbohydrates. 

    Make up this dish, and serve it up with a small bit of crusty bread, and you have yourself a wholesome, filling meal. 

  • 02 of 05

    Spicy Spaghetti Squash

    This spicy spaghetti squash recipe has just enough kick to make it a little out of the ordinary. Depending on how much kick you like from your food, you can choose to put in a little or a lot of spice. 

    Once the dish is done, you can sit down to a spicy and delicious meal that is healthy and low in calorie and high in nutrition. 

  • 03 of 05

     How about spaghetti squash topped with flavorful pesto and mozzarella cheese? There are only five simple ingredients in this recipes, and sometimes those recipes are the most wholesome and delicious. 

    This dish is all made in one pan, making clean up a snap.

  • 04 of 05

    Do you want the no-fuss method for cooking spaghetti squash? Try cooking it in the slow cooker. This recipe is simply for cooking the spaghetti squash. No other flavors or ingredients are added. Once the squash is cooked, its up to you to add whatever sauces or flavors you wish. It just doesn't get much easier than putting the squash in the slow cooker!

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  • 05 of 05

    Lasagna in a Bowl

    This recipe for individual bowls of lasagna is so clever and delicious. And since we are talking about spaghetti squash here, it of course includes spaghetti squash in place of the pasta that you would normally find in a lasagna dish. So you end up with a flavorful, low carb and highly nutritious dish that will satisfy your cravings for lasagna.