90+ Spaghetti Squash Recipes for a Hearty Cold Weather Meal

What better way to pack pasta night with veggies?

spaghetti squash alfredo
Emily Kate Roemer

When cooler weather sets in, spaghetti squash recipes reign supreme. Though there are plenty of other squash out there—butternut squash, acorn squash, or winter squash, just to name a few—we often prefer spaghetti squash for its ability to effortlessly swap in pasta recipes. Part of this is the stringy texture and part is the mild taste, which really does resemble the infinitely adaptable pasta it gets its name from.

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Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

When scraped out with a fork, cooked spaghetti squash transforms into noodle-like strands. It's a great way to satisfy pasta cravings without the guilt, especially when paired with oven-broiled turkey meatballs.

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spaghetti squash with olives and pecorino
Kate Mathis
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Spaghetti Squash with Olives and Pecorino

This simple dish can be made mostly in the microwave and comes together in minutes.

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spaghetti squash with chunky sauce
Dasha Wright
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Spaghetti Squash with Chunky Sauce

Turkey sausage, zucchini, diced tomato and onion make up a thick, satisfying sauce to top this easy weeknight dinner.

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spaghetti squash alfredo
Emily Kate Roemer
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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

Half the fun of this rich, cheesy, creamy dish is eating it straight out of the squash.

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roasted spaghetti squash tomatoes and zucchini
Ann Stratton
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash, Tomatoes, and Zucchini

Like a cross between ratatouille and vegetable pasta, this sweet, tangy vegetable dish is a sure winner.

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perfect spaghetti squash
Courtesy Clean Foodie Cravings
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Perfect Spaghetti Squash

One of our favorite bloggers, Charlotte, shows us a technique for getting longer, better strands out of the spaghetti squash — and for cooking it perfectly. Use this technique in any of your favorite recipes.

Get the technique at Clean Foodie Cravings.

low carb basil pesto spaghetti squash
Courtesy Food Fidelity
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Low-Carb Basil Pesto Spaghetti Squash

This super fresh and simple dish uses just seven ingredients. What could be more weeknight-friendly than that?

Get the recipe at Food Fidelity.

spaghetti squash with eggplant marinara
Courtesy Rosalynn Daniels
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Spaghetti Squash with Eggplant Marinara

Here's a creamy take on Eggplant marinara that you can scoop right out of the squash itself. It's perfect for Meatless Mondays — or any other day of the week.

Get the recipe at Rosalynn Daniels.

stuffed spaghetti squash
Courtesy Clean Foodie Cravings
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Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Roasted squash rubbed with oil, then loaded up with sautéed veggies and covered in cheese makes for an incredibly satisfying and healthy meal.

Get the recipe at Clean Foodie Cravings.

spaghetti squash boats
Courtesy Savory Thoughts
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Spaghetti Squash Boats

If you're looking for a meaty, cheesy, decadent alternative to pasta night, with a few more grams of fiber and a few less carbs, these delicious sauce-filled boats will fit the bill.

Get the recipe at Savory Thoughts.

spaghetti squash recipes browned butter walnuts
Half Baked Harvest
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Creamy Spaghetti Squash with Browned Butter Walnuts

Creamy goat cheese and crispy sage are the perfect complements to the browned butter walnuts in this warm, cozy dish.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

spaghetti squash recipes shrimp scampi
Damn Delicious
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Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

Get all the creamy, garlicky delight of a traditional shrimp scampi with a lighter twist—just by swapping out the pasta.

Get the recipe at Damn Delicious.

spaghetti squash recipes feta
Recipe Runner
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Spaghetti Squash With Feta and Herbs

Keep things simple and fresh with this spaghetti squash tossed with olive oil, fresh herbs, and feta.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

spaghetti squash recipes huevos rancheros
Taste and Tell
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Huevos Rancheros-Inspired Spaghetti Squash

Fuse your spaghetti squash dinner with the classic Mexican breakfast in this tasty dish.

Get the recipe at Taste and Tell.

spaghetti squash recipes roasted red pepper
Two Peas and Their Pod
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Spaghetti Squash With Roasted Red Pepper Sauce

Toss your spaghetti squash in this creamy roasted red pepper sauce for a supremely satisfying meal.

Get the recipe at Two Peas and Their Pod.

spaghetti squash bbq pizza
She Likes Food
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BBQ Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Consider changing up your typical pizza by swapping red sauce for barbecue sauce, and meat with spaghetti squash as a topping. This recipe easy to make, and prep time takes only 15 minutes.

Get the recipe at She Likes Food.

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Four-Cheese Spaghetti Squash

Cheese lovers, unite! This four-cheese spaghetti squash is here to make your cheesiest dreams come true.

Get the recipe at Delish.

spaghetti squash tacos
Oh My Veggies
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Pulled Spaghetti Squash Tacos

Taco Tuesday just got a whole lot more interesting. Best part? These tacos are vegan.

Get the recipe at Oh My Veggies.

spaghetti squash recipes spicy
Half Baked Harvest
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Spicy Tomato Parmesan Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Warning: Once you make this meal, you might never head back to your favorite Italian restaurant again. It's loaded with a spicy tomato sauce, homemade pesto, and melty mozzarella cheese.

Get the recipe at Half Baked Harvest.

spaghetti squash recipes turkey bolognese
The Recipe Critic
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Turkey Bolognese With Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Swapping out beef for turkey and pasta for spaghetti squash makes this meal super healthy. But don't worry, it's still packed with plenty of flavor, just like a traditional bolognese.

Get the recipe at The Recipe Critic.

spaghetti squash recipes casserole
Recipe Runner
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Southwest Spaghetti Squash Casserole

Think of this casserole as a low-carb spin on your favorite Mexican meal. It's loaded with chicken, black beans, and corn, and topped with Monterey Jack cheese.

Get the recipe at Recipe Runner.

spaghetti squash recipes cravings
Kirbie's Cravings
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Spaghetti Squash Breadsticks

To ensure each bite is nice and crispy, this blogger writes to "wring the squash dry as much as you can." After all, no one want a soggy breadstick!

Get the recipe at Kirbie's Cravings.

spaghetti squash recipes roasted
Well Plated by Erin
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Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Parmesan and Mushrooms

Looking to cut back on meat but don't want to sacrifice flavor? Give this tasty vegetarian recipe a try.

Get the recipe at Well Plated.

spaghetti squash recipes chili
Peas and Crayons
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Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Customize this dish with your favorite chili recipe. Although this blogger chose a vegetarian version, you can definitely do one with meat.

Get the recipe at Peas and Crayons.

spaghetti squash recipes pesto chicken
One Lovely Life
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Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash

Wow your dinner guests with this eye-catching dish. It's almost too impressive to eat!

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spaghetti squash recipes evolving table
Evolving Table
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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Pad Thai

Give your local Thai place a run for its money with this spaghetti squash meal. The sweet and savory sauce makes it stand out.

Get the recipe at Evolving Table.

spaghetti squash recipes egg nests
Inquiring Chef
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Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Think of these nests as nutritious hash browns. They have crispy edges, tender centers, and are the ideal vessel for an egg cooked the way you like.

Get the recipe at Inquiring Chef.

spaghetti squash recipes chicken alfredo
40 Aprons
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Chicken Alfredo With Spaghetti Squash

Believe it or not, this spaghetti squash dish is paleo-friendly and Whole3o-approved. But trust us, it has just as much rich, creamy goodness as the traditional pasta dish.

Get the recipe at 40 Aprons.

spaghetti squash recipes scallops
JZ Eats
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Seared Scallops and Spaghetti Squash

A lemon cream sauce makes this decadent dish unforgettable. It's impressive enough for a dinner party, but easy enough for a weeknight meal.

Get the recipe at JZ Eats.

spaghetti squash recipes garlic herbs
Pinch of Yum
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Garlic Spaghetti Squash With Herbs

Serve this refreshing recipe as a side dish or the main meal. Either way, it will be devoured in record time.

Get the recipe at Pinch of Yum.

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