These spaghetti squash recipes are incredibly delicious (and paleo!)

This article was originally published by our friends at PaleoHacks.

Fear pasta lovers, fret not: there’s plenty of Paleo substitutes for pasta – one of the tastiest being spaghetti squash. Easily roasted and then scraped with a fork, spaghetti squash is rich in flavor and nutrition and, yep, tastes pretty close to its namesake pasta cousin.

Beyond pasta, though, spaghetti squash is massively versatile. It works great as a Paleo binder in casseroles, as a bed for limitless sauces and stews, as a vegetable on its own in salads and stir-fries, and more. Below, we’ve catalogued lots of Paleo spaghetti squash recipes – so many, in fact, that you’ll never grow bored of the squash.

Spaghetti Squash with Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

spaghett-squash-alfredo-694x463 Creamy, luscious Paleo Alfredo sauce is the perfect pairing to a hollowed out spaghetti squash, and bacon and red pepper add an extra zing.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Paleo-Spaghetti-Squash-Casserole-2 (1) This filling but healthy casserole is loaded to the brim with ground beef and veggies like tomatoes, spinach, onions and, of course, spaghetti squash.

Recipe: Slim Sanity | Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Paleo Baked Spaghetti

Baked-SpaghettiYou’ve had lasagna. Now, give this “spaghetti” rendition of baked pasta a try.

Recipe: Jay’s Baking Me Crazy | Paleo Baked Spaghetti

Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta

PaleOMG-Sundried-Tomato-Chicken-Pasta_1 Sundried tomatoes provide the perfect tangy contrast to a creamy, coconut milk-based sauce in this “pasta” dish.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta

Sausage, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Boats

sausagekalesyuffedsquash A filling, comforting meal that’s easy to whip up any night of the week. You’ll especially enjoy the roasted flavor added by the pine nuts.

Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Sausage, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Boats

Spaghetti Squash-Crusted Quiche

Quiche Showcasing spaghetti squash’s versatility, here the veggie works as a crust for a meaty quiche.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Spaghetti Squash-Crusted Quiche

Deconstructed Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

deconstructed-spaghetti-squash-carbonara-popular-paleo-768x1024 Rather than mix in the egg as in a traditional pasta carbonara, this Paleo rendition serves a poached egg atop its “pasta.” Yes, it’s amazing.

Recipe: Popular Paleo | Deconstructed Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

spaghetti-squash-pesto-tomatoes Light and refreshing, this zingy pasta replacement recaptures all the flavors of pesto-tossed pasta with none of the guilt.

Recipe: A Family Feast | Spaghetti Squash with Pesto

Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole

buffalo_casserole Spaghetti squash is the surprise binder in this spicy chicken casserole.

Recipe: Jay’s Baking Me Crazy | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole

Thai Coconut Curry Soup

thai-coconut-curry-soup Spaghetti squash scraped from its skin serves as the rice noodle replacement in this Thai chicken khao soi recipe.

Recipe: Perry’s Plate | Thai Coconut Curry Soup

Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Chicken-Florentine-Meatballs-with-SpagSquash-1024x768Chicken sausage, ground chicken, spinach, and a bevy of spices coalesce into one tasty meatball, complemented by its bed of spaghetti squash.

Recipe: Popular Paleo | Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
spaghetti-bites3 We can’t imagine a healthier, more fun take on kid-friendly classic spaghetti and meatballs.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Spaghetti and Meatball Bites

Paleo Barbeque Chicken Casserole

BBQ-Casserole Shredded chicken and spaghetti squash bind together in sweet barbeque-y matrimony in this casserole.

Recipe: PaleOMG | Paleo Barbeque Chicken Casserole

Twice-Baked Cheeseburger Spaghetti Squash

Twice-Baked-Spag-Squash-Main-Image-800x419-Pop-Paleo Recapture all your favorite flavors in a cheeseburger with this twice-baked spaghetti squash boat recipe.

Recipe: Popular Paleo | Twice-Baked Cheeseburger Spaghetti Squash

Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale

garlicky_spaghetti_squash_with_chicken_mushrooms_and_kale The best spaghetti squash is one which takes a bath in garlic, then gets topped with yummy and healthy vegetables and proteins – a.k.a. this recipe.

Recipe: The Roasted Root | Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale

Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

lemon-alfredo-paleo-perchancetocook-9-e1429476937682 Made creamy from cauliflower and coconut cream, this Alfredo-coated spaghetti squash also boasts a zingy lemon flavor.

Recipe: Perchance to Cook | Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash Apple Fritters

spaghetti-squash-apple-fritters-whole30-paleo-grain-free You may not have thought to combine apples and spaghetti squash, but they come together beautifully in these fritters.

Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Spaghetti Squash Apple Fritters

Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Creamy-Garlic-Spaghetti-Squash-Casserole-three A saucy, garlicky and delicious casserole loaded with squash, veggies and chicken – yum!

Recipe: Real Simple Good | Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Spaghetti Squash with Grass-fed Beef and Mushrooms

grassfed-beef-and-mushrooms Like a Paleo beef stroganoff, this recipe is low-calorie while nutrition-dense and filling.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Grass-fed Beef and Mushrooms

Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Skillet

Ground-Beef-Spaghetti-Squash-Skillet3 Enjoy this one-pan recipe that combines spaghetti squash, ground beef, vegetables and tomato sauce.

Recipe: Smile Sandwich | Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Skillet

Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Pesto and Turkey Meatballs

paleo-pesto-with-spaghetti-squash-and-turkey-meatballs Enjoy this unique, chunky, cashew-based pesto on a bed of spaghetti squash with a side of juicy turkey meatballs.

Recipe: BeingBrigid | Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Pesto and Turkey Meatballs

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Paleo_bolognese_Tall A traditional sauce joins a non-traditional companion in this Paleo pairing.

Recipe: Balanced Bites | Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash Boats

Shrimp-Scampi-Spaghetti-Squash-Boats If you’re bored of run-of-the-mill marinara or Alfredo sauces on your spaghetti squash, whip up a quick but hearty shrimp scampi.

Recipe: Wicked Spatula | Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash Boats

Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole

Italian-Spaghetti-Squash-Breakfast-Casserole-Low-Carb-Gluten-Free-Paleo-518x750 Yes, you can even enjoy spaghetti squash for breakfast!

Recipe: Peace, Love, and Low Carb | Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole

Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

stir-fry Capture all your favorite Asian flavors in this stir-fry recipe.

Recipe: The Petite Professional | Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry

Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto and Sage

spaghetti-squash-with-prosciutto-and-sage A bed of spaghetti squash is the perfect nest for rich, fatty prosciutto and earthy sage.

Recipe: Holistic Foodie | Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto and Sage

Seafood Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Pasta

seafood-pumpkin-spagetti-squash-pasta-with-miso-paleo-1 This fresh, Asian-inspired “pasta” features rich and succulent scallops.

Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Seafood Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Paleo Pad Thai

paleo-pad-thai Another Asian favorite, spaghetti squash subs in for the noodles in this Paleo Pad Thai.

Recipe: PopSugar Fitness | Paleo Pad Thai


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