Spaghetti squash is a wonderful ingredient to enjoy all year round, though it is in season in the Fall.
It is high in fiber, contains lots of vitamins and is also a source of important micronutrients like potassium, copper, manganese, iron and calcium. It is low in calories yet high in antioxidants and is ideal for people trying to improve their diet or lose weight.
Whether you are cooking for yourself or for friends and family, these recipes will make you feel satisfied and nourished. Keep reading to find your ideal spaghetti squash recipe.
This recipe oven roasts the spaghetti squash to give it a crispy texture. It is then tossed in olive oil with zingy lemon, punchy garlic and fragrant rosemary. The kale has a savory flavor and lots of nutrients and the chickpeas are soft yet chewy and high in protein.
The toasted pine nuts add a wonderful crunchy texture, and the sun dried tomatoes add a burst of sweetness and acidity. The result is a well balanced dish that is flavorsome and nourishing.
The spaghetti squash is baked in the oven and then the filling is scraped into strands with a fork. The veggie meatballs are added on top, followed by the rich tomato sauce.
Make sure you switch the cheese in this recipe for vegan cheese, or leave it out completely if you prefer. The stuffed squash is returned to the oven until the meatballs and sauce are warmed through.
Veggie chili is a warming and comforting meal, but when you use it to stuff a spaghetti squash it becomes even more special. Not only is this recipe vegan, it’s also gluten free and grain free.
The chili is really easy to make and can be done while you are roasting the spaghetti squash to save time. It is packed with onions and bell peppers along with two types of beans for lots of protein and fiber.
The chili has a deep flavor with seasonings like cumin, chili powder and paprika.
Have you ever thought of using Spaghetti squash to make Pad Thai? This recipe will tell exactly how to do it and to make sure that it is vegan friendly. The sauce is made with only 3 ingredients – tamari (or soy sauce), sweet chili sauce, and rice wine vinegar.
This creates the perfect blend of sweet, sour, salt and spice. You can use whatever vegetables and fillings you prefer, but this recipe uses broccoli, beansprouts, scallions and tofu.
With flavors of peanut, garlic, cilantro and lime, this pad Thai is a real treat for the tastebuds.
This is another Thai inspired recipe that you can make with spaghetti squash. The spaghetti squash replaces the need for noodles, and is also much healthier. There is plenty of vibrant green broccoli which adds color and nutrients to the dish.
It has flavors of sesame, peanut, garlic, soy sauce, maple syrup, lime and sriracha. This creates a balance of sweet, savory, nutty, spicy, and salty flavors for a complex and enjoyable dish.
This is a simple recipe that only takes 40 minutes to make. The spaghetti squash is roasted in the skin until the flesh is tender. The flesh is then scraped out and mixed with miso, apple cider vinegar, ginger, garlic, honey (or maple syrup), salt, olive oil and fresh cilantro.
This mixture is then spooned back into the skins for serving. You can garnish with sesame seeds, or opt for some toasted nuts if you prefer. You can also add some vegetables to the mixture if you want to.
Did you know that you can use spaghetti squash as a pizza topping? It adds wonderful flavor and texture to your pizza. This recipe uses a BBQ base instead of a tomato base.
Switch out the smoked gouda for smoked vegan cheese, and feel free to add some extra vegetables if you want to. Some thinly sliced bell peppers would work really well alongside the red onions.
If you want to make this recipe gluten free then make sure you choose a gluten free pizza dough.
The filling for these spaghetti squash bowls is inspired by Southwestern flavors. It includes bell peppers, beans and sweetcorn. These ingredients are flavored with warm spices like cumin and cayenne pepper.
The creamy cashew sauce adds a contrasting flavor and texture and makes these spaghetti squash bowls seem really indulgent. This recipe is really easy to make and is packed with flavor. It is high in protein and nutrients and low in calories, making it an ideal option if you are trying to lose weight.
This is an excellent vegan alternative to lasagne. The flesh of the spaghetti squash is scraped out and then layered into a dish with the creamy tofu filling and the rich tomato sauce. The dish is then baked in the oven, and finished off with some vegan cheese.
The tofu filling is a vegan alternative to a creamy ricotta style sauce, and is made by blitzing together tofu, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, olive oil, fresh basil, dried oregano, salt and pepper and vegan cheese.
This is a simple meal but it is very satisfying. The tofu waffles are served with spaghetti squash, pickled beetroot and kale. The whole thing is topped with a ginger and tahini sauce.
Once you have tried this sauce you will want to put it on everything. It’s made with tahini, fresh ginger, maple syrup and lemon juice.
To make the waffles you will need a waffle iron to get the right shape. The tofu is marinated in a sesame tamari mixture which includes liquid smoke to give them a fantastic flavor.
You can experiment with the ingredients of this recipe and add in whatever ingredients you fancy to your veggie bowl.
If you are looking for a spaghetti squash recipe with Mediterranean influences then look no further. The roasted spaghetti squash is topped with a mixture of delicious ingredients – chickpeas, red onion, bell peppers, fresh herbs, garlic and lemon juice.
You then make your own vegan-friendly green pesto out of pepitas (hulled pumpkin seeds), fresh basil, fresh parsley, lemon juice, olive oil and salt. This homemade pesto is spooned over the toppings to add an authentic Mediterranean flavor.
If you love pesto pasta but you are looking for a low carbohydrate alternative that is vegan friendly, you should definitely have a go at making this recipe. The spaghetti squash strands are tossed in a vegan pesto made with walnuts.
Cherry tomatoes add a fresh, sweet yet acidic flavor that really complements the pesto. You could also add some black olives if you wanted to. Season with salt and pepper and you are ready to serve.
This warming meal is high in protein and is super comforting to eat. You can switch out the kidney beans for whatever beans you have in your pantry – cannellini beans would work really well in this recipe.
The method for making marinara sauce can be used for any other recipes that require a delicious tomato based sauce.
This is the type of meal that you would expect to eat in a fancy restaurant. It’s bright, flavorsome, elegant yet hearty.
The yellow color of the spaghetti squash really intensifies the lemon flavor of the sauce, and the capers add a briney element to contrast the sweetness of the lemon.
All you need to make this recipe is spaghetti squash, garlic, onion, chickpeas, capers, kale, lemon and vegetable broth.
If you follow a vegan diet you can still enjoy creamy pasta sauces. This one is made with roasted tomatoes, water, basil, salt and cashew nuts.
The cashew nuts create the creamy flavor and texture without needing to use any dairy products. The spaghetti squash itself is flavored with plenty of garlic for a punchy flavor that compliments the basil.
Spaghetti squash is a great source of vitamins and nutrients. It is low in calories but high in fiber and is a great ingredient to include in your diet.
It can be used as an alternative to pasta or noodles and is actually very versatile. It goes well with a variety of different flavors and textures.