21 Ways To Stuff A Spaghetti Squash
One of my favorite clean ways to eat spaghetti is using squash as the noodles. Have you ever tried it?
Did you know you can also do other things with squash…. like stuff it! I can’t wait to share these stuffed spaghetti squash recipes with you!
If you have not tried eating this particular squash in place of your favorite pasta or even a bread dish, you are missing out! The flavor is amazing and there is seriously no guilt! We love to use spaghetti squash in place of noodles and even the kids are a fan. It has a buttery texture that tastes oh so good!
So I wanted to get clever with this and figure out news ways to incorporate this new found favorite into other dishes. So let’s stuff it!!
What is Spaghetti Squash?
It is a vegetable that comes in a variety of different colors. I often see it in a shade of yellow at the grocery store, but you can also find it in ivory and orange. The orange variety is highest in carotene, which makes sense.
When cooked, this particular squash is stringy when you run a fork through it, like spaghetti.
The squash shell is very hard on the outside, so you want to use a good knife when cutting it open.
Once you open it there are seeds, kind of like a pumpkin. Scoop out seeds with a spoon just like you would a pumpkin or a cantaloupe.
I like to roast mine on a baking sheet, or cook it in the electric pressure cooker, if I am not stuffing it. If I am roasting it I cover it in olive oil, salt, pepper and garlic and cook.
They are great for stuffing too! You can stuff them with any meat, like ground beef, chicken, ground pork, etc.
Or, the spaghetti squash strands are perfect to use instead of pasta with your favorite meat sauce.
Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipes
What do you stuff your spaghetti squash with? Share your ideas!
Spaghetti Squash Carbs
For one cup of squash it is only 7g of carbohydrates. This is one reason why it is such a great alternative to pasta!
Now that you have lots of ideas and recipes for using spaghetti squash you can see ways to use it to cut the carbs. It can also be used in casseroles.
It is Keto friendly, but you need to be aware of portion control if you’re focused on a Keto diet.
Can Spaghetti Squash Be Reheated
Yes! I refrigerate whatever is left and then reheat in the microwave.
If it is a stuffed squash, just cover it in foil and reheat later after removing the foil.
If I am just reheating the strands of squash, reheat it in 20 to 30 second increments so you don’t overheat it.
Spaghetti Squash Too Mushy
If yours turns out too mushy that means you’ve either overcooked it or your squash was bad from the start.
Before you cook the squash, the inside should be pretty firm. If it’s mushy before you cook it, it’s probably old and needs to be tossed.
Here are the ideal cook times (when you’re not stuffing them) according to cooking method.
- Oven: at 350 degrees for 45-60minutes face down on a cookie sheet.
- Microwave: on high for 12 minutes. Ensure you put the halves face down in a microwave safe glass dish.
- Slow Cooker: on high for 2-3 hours or on low for 4-6 hours. Just place the halves face down inside the crock insert.
- Instant Pot: on high pressure for 7 minutes. Ensure you add one cup of water to the insert when you add the halved squash.
Spaghetti Squash Whole30
Since traditional spaghetti noodles are not Whole30 compliant, you might be looking for an alternative.
Look no further because spaghetti squash is your answer!
This is a great solution since it is a vegetable and Whole30 is all about the vegetables.
Spaghetti squash is gluten free.
Whole30 Instant Pot Recipes
If you are trying to eat clean and eat better, Whole30 recipes are a great place to start. Here are twenty-two Whole30 recipes that can be made int he Instant Pot.
21 Ways To Stuff A Spaghetti Squash
Check out these 21 ways to stuff a spaghetti squash that are sure to please a crowd!
Stuffed Lasagna Spaghetti Squash
Try out this healthy take on stuffed spaghetti squash that has all the flavors of lasagna.
Cheesy Pesto Chicken and Veggie Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
There is nothing better than cheese and this pesto stuffed goodness!
Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
No guilt with this delicious recipe for green chili chicken enchilada flavors.
Broccoli Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Super delicious and oh so easy to make with broccoli and cheese.
Healthy Beef Stroganboff Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - gluten free!
Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls - Making Thyme for Health
These burrito spaghetti squash bowls are stuffed with veggies and zesty flavor.
Sausage and Peppers Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan
Check out this chicken cheesy combo that is the ultimate healthy Italian dish.
Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Dinner will be unbelievable that is complete low carb comfort food.
Skinny Shrimp Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Irresistible, cheesy and loaded with shrimp!
Thai Stuffed Spaghetti Squash - Connoisseurus Veg
If you are a vegetarian this take on Thai is brilliant!
Chicken Enchilada Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe
You won’t believe the cheesy goodness of this with only half the calories.
Cheesesteak Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Mind your carbs with this take on spaghetti squash with yummy beef, onions, and peppers.
Sausage, Kale, and Spaghetti Squash Boats
This take is a perfect comfort meal and a unique twist on dinner.
Greek Yogurt Spinach & Artichoke Dip Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
All the herby, creamy goodness is in this yummy dish!
Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Make every night pizza night using this healthy twist.
Southwestern Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Change things up for a meatless meal any night of the week.
Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls
You can’t escape the goodness of this kickin' buffalo take!
Greek Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
If you love Greek flavor this recipe is for you!
Spinach Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats
A lighter version of a classic creamy dish!
Caprese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
With a fresh flavor infused with basil and garlic this recipe is amazing!
Yum! I love spaghetti squash. That was a reminder that I need to find some seeds and try to grow it this year. That is the only way to get it in the UK — grow it. Some people don’t know what they are missing.
Perfect timing! I had spaghetti squash on my grocery list for the week and was trying to think of something new to do with is. Pinned.
These are really great recipes for stuffed spaghetti, which we just love! Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with us at Full Plate Thursday!