We’ve rounded up new ways to cook spaghetti squash that are guaranteed to make you say “Oh my gourd this is good!” The bright yellow squash is a true culinary chameleon, with a mild flavor that’s adaptable to all kinds of flavorful sauces and cooking styles from around the world. Spaghetti squash season peaks in the late fall/early winter (though they’re usually available all year), so they’re a fantastic way to get more veggies even during those cold months. When you serve one of these meals right in the shell, the presentation is as impressive as the taste. Plus, you couldn’t dream up a better pasta replacement — it’s a nutrient powerhouse and yes, you can even twirl spaghetti squash “noodles” with a fork! So try something different tonight and quash your carb cravings with one of these delicious spaghetti squash recipes.

  1. Spaghetti Squash Enchilada Boats

    spaghetti_squash_enchiladaTip Hero

    Instead of tortillas, this spicy recipe has you bake enchiladas right into a spaghetti squash “boat”! Use the magic of Old El Paso taco seasoning mix and red enchilada sauce to transform leftover roast chicken into a healthy twist on a south-of-the-border classic.

  2. Cheesy Broccolini Spaghetti Squash

    Cheesy Broccolini Spaghetti Squash 2TipHero

    Spaghetti squash “noodles” and broccolini get tossed with two kinds of cheeses for an enlightened spaghetti squash lasagna. Garlicky sauteed broccolini (you don’t need us to explain why that’s not only good but good for you), a blend of Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses, and some Italian seasoning ensure that this baked spaghetti squash really hits the spot.

  3. Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash


    One of our favorite appetizers ever is spinach and artichoke dip, and we’ve often said that we could make an entire meal out of it. This vegetarian recipe makes that dream comes true, with the help of some spaghetti squash!

  4. Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

    Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti SquashCloset Cooking

    There’s no healthier way to satisfy a pasta craving than with spaghetti squash. Roast your squash, make a meat sauce (or use a jar if you’re pressed for time and ingredients), then layer cottage or ricotta cheese, basil, and mozzarella to make lasagna right in the squash. Broil it for a few minutes to get this amazingness from Closet Cooking!

  5. Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

    Spaghetti Squash CarbonaraSimple Healthy Kitchen

    Did you think a grain-free, low-carb, healthy, and easy carbonara could exist? Pigs must be flying, because this spaghetti squash version from Simply Healthy Kitchen saves about 190 calories per serving but still has all the richness of your favorite pasta dish.

  6. Spaghetti Squash Soup with Wild Mushrooms

    Spaghetti Squash Soup with Wild MushroomsFood & Wine

    You won’t believe that such a gourmet-tasting soup can be such a snap to put together. Wild mushrooms give this recipe from Food & Wine a sumptuous flavor, with a blend of ditalini pasta a spaghetti squash “noodles” making this five-star soup extra hearty.

  7. Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti Squash

    Cheesy Garlic Parmesan Spinach Spaghetti SquashPeas and Crayons

    This dangerously cheesy spaghetti squash recipe is positively loaded with vegetables — it even uses an entire package of spinach! This is the perfect dinner for anyone who is committed to eating more veggies but equally committed to cheesy Parmesan cream sauce.

  8. Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Marinara and Black Olives

    Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Marinara and Black OlivesBlue Apron

    This roasted spaghetti squash recipe from Blue Apron replicates your favorite spaghetti with marinara, but with a carb-reducing twist that has just as much bite as pasta. Black Cerignola olives and oregano make this Italian-inspired alternative even more exciting than the dish that inspired it.

  9. Spaghetti Squash Casserole

    Spaghetti Squash CasseroleWell Plated

    This baked spaghetti squash casserole from Well Plated is the definition of a quick and health-conscious dinner that won’t bore you to tears. A mix of roasted spaghetti squash, ground turkey, tomatoes, bell peppers, and Italian spices make this a wholesome meal that will give you cozy feelings.

  10. Spaghetti Squash with Garlicky Kale Pesto and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

    Spaghetti Squash with Kale Pesto 1Oh My Veggies

    Saying yes to spaghetti squash with pesto is already a healthy choice–now make that pesto with kale instead of the traditional basil and you’re basically superhuman. You won’t regret it, because this extra garlickly sauce topped with roasted hazelnuts and sun-dried tomatoes definitely does not skimp on bold flavors.

  11. Spaghetti Squash Fritters

    Spaghetti Squash FrittersEmpowered Sustenance

    Don’t those spaghetti squash strands remind you of shredded potatoes? Are you thinking what we’re thinking? Fritters! This paleo-friendly recipe from Empowered Sustenance geniusely uses our fave veggie of the moment to fry up some savory spaghetti squash pancakes that are crispy on the outside, tender on the inside.

  12. Spaghetti Squash Pie

    Spaghetti Squash PieNatural Comfort Kitchen

    Anyone who has Midwestern childhood memories of spaghetti pie has got to love this “comfort food makeover” from Natural Comfort Kitchen. Spaghetti squash noodles are baked in a creamy ricotta sauce with roasted zucchini slices, a chunky red sauce, and plenty of melted cheese on top.

  13. Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Quiche

    Spinach and Spaghetti Squash Quicheallrecipes

    Yes, you can effortlessly cook a spaghetti squash in the microwave! (And then impress yourself even more when you turn it into quiche!) This idea for how to cook spaghetti squash from Allrecipes is perfect for a healthy lunch when you’re feeling just a little bit fancy.

  14. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

    Spaghetti Squash Pad ThaiThe Kitchn

    You know what else those spaghetti squash “noodles” remind us of? Asian rice noodles! Our absolute favorite way to eat rice noodles is spicy-sweet pad thai — and now with this recipe from The Kitchn it’s our favorite way to eat spaghetti squash, too.

  15. Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

    Spaghetti Squash Pizza CrustA Beautiful Mess

    Um, pizza crust made out of spaghetti squash? It’s not only possible, but it’s amazing — and a great excuse to eat more pizza. This innovation from A Beautiful Mess satisfies gluten-free eaters and pizza lovers alike.

  16. Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

    Twice-Baked Spaghetti SquashAmerican Heritage Cooking

    This twist on twice-baked potatoes from American Heritage Cooking is going to be a new classic in your home. Roasted spaghetti squash halves are smothered in a homemade turkey sausage red sauce and melted mozzarella cheese, then baked (twice!) to perfection.

  17. Avocado and Egg Spaghetti Squash Boats

    Avocado and Egg Spaghetti Squash BoatsiFoodReal

    It’s spaghetti squash for breakfast! These days, brunch isn’t brunch without avocado in some form — how about nestled into a fluffy roasted spaghetti squash, with a deliciously runny sunny-side up egg baked in the center? This recipe from iFoodReal is clean eating at it’s best.

  18. Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and Peas

    Spaghetti Squash Alfredo with Pancetta and PeasFood Network

    Have your Alfredo and eat it too — without all of those calories normally associated with the creamy Italian classic. This spaghetti squash version we found on Destination Delish is lighter than fettucinne, with green peas and pancetta rounding out the flavor.

  19. Cajun Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake

    Cajun Chicken Spaghetti Squash BakeDestination Delish

    Cajun chicken pasta is transformed into a healthier but no less “gimme seconds” inducing dish packed with bell peppers, chicken, a cream cheese sauce and, of course, spaghetti squash. You’re going to hope there are leftovers!

  20. Spaghetti Squash Fried Rice

    Spaghetti Squash Fried RiceFamily Fresh Cooking

    Just when you swore off takeout forever, this fried rice makeover from Family Fresh Cooking will have you cooking up your favorite and feeling great about it. Scrambled eggs, peanut oil, carrots, and Sriracha bring home the flavors inspired by your favorite Chinese food.

  21. Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash Tacos

    Vegetarian Spaghetti Squash TacosLemons and Basil

    Food blogger Kaylee Pauley at Lemons and Basil created these crave-worthy tacos using spaghetti squash to mimic the texture of pulled pork. Then she loaded ’em up with avocado, black beans, homemade salsa and Greek Yogurt. Qué rico!

  22. Low Carb Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

    Slow Cooker Spaghetti Squash and MeatballsAll Day I Dream About Food

    When you think “spaghetti”, you think “meatballs“. And when you think “spaghetti squash”, you also think… “meatballs”. Need we say any more about this low-carb recipe for spaghetti squash and meatballs from All Day I Dream About Food?

  23. Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese

    Spaghetti Squash Mac and CheesePopsugar

    If you aren’t convinced that mac n’ cheese could be a guilt-free dish, this recipe from Popsugar might change your mind. Plus, they’ve added even more veggie power with yummy broccoli.