Spaghetti squash is one of those foods that, on its own, is super boring and really never used. Since it’s easy to overlook spaghetti squash, if paired with the right ingredients, it’s next-level delicious.
Spaghetti squash is also a great substitute when you are trying to go low-carb or gluten free. You can still make warm and comforting dishes you love with spaghetti squash. The best part is you can keep dishes down to a minimum by turning the squash into its own cooking and serving bowl. It’s the ultimate edible bowl. Seriously low-carb never tasted so good!
Try one of these 11 creative recipes that makes spaghetti squash the star of your dinner table. Choose from delicious recipes like chili stuffed spaghetti squash, spinach artichoke spaghetti squash and chicken piccata spaghetti squash. All these make for delicious meals that are seriously craveable!
Making spaghetti squash can be intimidating when you are not familiar. Here are few tips to help you and your family enjoy a tasty, fun food that is packed with lots of healthy ingredients:
- As the skin can be fairly hard, you can soften it and cut the squash easily by poking 10-15 holes all over the squash with a fork, then microwave for 2 minutes. Cut the squash open being very careful of the heat inside to avoid burns!
- Generally, you will know that the squash is done because the shell will be soft to the touch.
- The way the squash grows is concentric, so you’ll get longer strands that come out great every time by scraping side to side as opposed to scraping lengthwise.
Here’s 11 Easy Spaghetti Squash Bowls That Are Crave-Worthy!
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1. Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Found from Taste and Tell
This stuffed spaghetti squash is inspired by southwest flavors and is a great way to change things up for a meatless meal during the week. It’s easy and fast and good for you! I love how this squash bowl is a fun way to serve up a meatless meal that is packed with flavor!
2. Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Found from Tastes Better From Scratch
I have always put chili over rice or pasta but it totally makes sense to put chili over spaghetti squash and it’s a great way to add veggies to your meal. This chili stuffed spaghetti squash is comfort food at it’s finest!
3. Chicken Fajita Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Found from Evolving Table
This tastes just like your traditional fajitas minus the tortilla. This spaghetti squash bowl is full of yummy Mexican-flavored chicken and tons of veggies! It’s a great healthy, gluten-free dinner option when you are craving Mexican food!
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4. Baked Four Cheese Garlic Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Found from Eat Well 101
Sometimes 3 cheeses just aren’t enough?! This is similar to an extra cheesy mac and cheese but this is a great way to get your veggies in. The spaghetti squash soaks up all the cheese sauce and creates a decadent bowl of goodness!
5. Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Found from Peas and Crayons
Why should appetizers have all the fun? This Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash is loaded with flavor and a totally crave-worthy dinner option. It’s an easy set it and forget meal that is filling and delicious!
6. Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Meat Sauce
Found from Salu Salo
This is what I call the new bolognese. This veggie packed bowl will give you all that you’re craving. It’s comforting and is full of traditional Italian flavors. It certainly hits the spot!
7. Pepperoni Pizza Spaghetti Squash Bowls
Found from Everyday Maven
If you’re looking for a quick dinner option than this is a great recipe for you. You can simply microwave the squash, mix the “spaghetti” with pizza sauce, top with shredded mozzarella and pepperoni and broil until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. In 15 minutes you will have a delicious homemade meal that makes you feel all warm and cozy inside.
8. Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Found from Domestic Superhero
This a great spaghetti squash bowl for a side dish or as your main meal. You can add chicken for a complete meal or serve alongside any meat or even a veggie burger. It’s a healthy yet filling and comforting recipe that you would love to make!
9. Chicken Bacon Ranch Spaghetti Squash
Found from LEDBETTER
This is a classic combination that can be made into anything like sandwiches, salads and now spaghetti squash bowls. The secret is the ranch seasoning that melts right into the squash. And of course you can never go wrong with bacon!
10. Chicken Piccata Spaghetti Squash Bowls
Found from No Spoon Necessary
These healthy chicken piccata spaghetti squash boats are packed with both flavor and texture the whole family is sure to love! The fresh lemon, lemon sauce and capers really makes this meal everything you ever want!
11. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Bowl
Found from Taste and Tell
This spinach artichoke spaghetti squash is just as comforting as a big bowl of pasta and definitely delicious. I’m a sucker for anything with spinach and artichokes, so when I saw this recipe I jumped all over it. You make this meal with squash combined with spinach, artichokes, and a creamy cheese sauce, it all just makes sense!
If you’re looking for a comforting way to enjoy veggies, you’ve just found the perfect dinner with these Spaghetti Squash Bowls. Plus, you won’t need to do the dishes!