5 Squash Spaghetti Recipes You Should Try


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One thing’s for sure: squash never makes a bad meal, so you’re assured of always making good food when you include squash! There are several squash spaghetti recipes out there but for this article, we will be focusing on just five of these recipes.

1. Butternut Squash Spaghetti Recipe

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This is the most popular squash spaghetti recipe because it tastes really good and its ingredients are easy to get hold of.

1 whole squash (butternut squash, acorn squash)

Spaghetti Sauce – 2 jars or 3 cups spaghetti sauce

Shredded cheese

Preheat the oven

Place squash on a baking sheet face up, then bake for 30 minutes or until you can easily pierce through the skin with a fork or knife.

Use a large spoon to scoop out its flesh into spaghetti-like strands, place them back on your baking pan, toss with olive oil, and roast for another 10 minutes until it’s browned slightly but not fully cooked. Set aside.

In a griddle or large skillet, sauté squash strands until fully cooked, set aside, and keep it warm.

Sauté the onions in your spaghetti sauce together with minced garlic until fragrant then add your squash sauce and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes before turning off the heat. You can either use a hotdog fork or tongs to toss in this squash spaghetti mixture with cooked pasta in individual servings, top it with shredded cheese and enjoy!

2. Butternut Squash Spaghetti Recipe [with mushrooms]

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This squash spaghetti recipe is mostly liked by vegetarians because it includes fresh shiitake mushrooms that add more flavor to the dish when they are sautéed.

1 whole squash (butternut squash, acorn squash)

2 – 3 cups spaghetti sauce 1 bunch of fresh shiitake mushrooms Salt and pepper to taste

Preheat the oven

Place squash on a baking sheet face up, then bake for 30 minutes or until you can easily pierce through the skin with a fork or knife.

Use a large spoon to scoop out its flesh into spaghetti-like strands, place them back on your baking pan, toss with olive oil, and roast for another 10 minutes until it’s browned slightly but not fully cooked. Set aside.

In another pan, sauté shiitake mushrooms over medium heat until browned, set aside, and keep it warm.

Sauté squash strands in spaghetti sauce together with minced garlic until fragrant then add cooked pasta, your sautéed mushrooms, and squash mixture into individual servings, top it with shredded cheese and enjoy!

3. Spaghetti Squash Roasted Garlic Alfredo

This squash spaghetti recipe has everything that makes up a good meal: squash, alfredo sauce, and garlic bread crumbs! This is perfect for dinners you want to make in big batches because it will yield 20 servings which are all easy to store for future use in the freezer. You can reheat them either in the oven or microwave.

Spaghetti squash

2 whole heads of garlic Butter,

melted 1 cup heavy cream or half-and-half Grated Parmesan cheese to taste

Salt and pepper to taste

Garlic Bread Crumbs – (for garnish)

1/4 cup mozzarella cheese (optional)

Preheat the oven

Meanwhile, roast the heads of garlic until it browns and softens.

Create a cheese mixture by pureeing squash with roasted garlic in a food processor or using an immersion blender then add cream, Parmesan cheese (and mozzarella if you like) into the squash puree until well combined. Gradually stir in salt and pepper to taste based on your liking then set aside.

Sauté garlic bread crumbs over medium heat until golden brown then set aside for garnish. Toss squash spaghetti mixture with sautéed garlic bread crumbs plus cooked pasta together in individual servings, top it off with grated parmesan cheese and enjoy!

4. Spaghetti Squash Alfredo With Peas

Alfredo sauce is typically made from heavy cream, parmesan cheese, butter, and salt. However, florets squash turns this flavor into something more interesting by adding its natural sweetness to the dish. This squash spaghetti recipe will surely be the icing on the cake for your next family dinner or you can serve it as a side dish with other pasta meals.

2 yellow squash (squash, zucchini)

1 cup frozen peas Salt and pepper to taste

Follow instructions in the 3rd squash spaghetti recipe but use 2 squash instead of 1 whole squash plus add some salt and pepper before serving.

5. Spaghetti Squash & Meatballs Recipe [Italian]

Who says squash spaghetti is only for vegetarians? This squash spaghetti recipe has meatballs and tomato sauce that will surely satisfy your meat cravings!

1 pound of squash (yellow squash or zucchini)

2 teaspoons olive oil Salt and pepper to taste 1 cup marinara sauce Meatballs (recipe below) Grated Parmesan cheese for serving (optional)

2 pounds ground beef

1/2 cup bread crumbs

3 garlic cloves, minced

3-4 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese

salt and pepper, to taste

Red chili flakes (optional)

Preheat the oven

Meanwhile, prepare meatballs according to the recipe above and set them aside.

Sauté garlic in a pan on medium heat until fragrant then add marinara sauce and simmer for 5 minutes before adding salt and pepper as necessary so you’ll know how much of each ingredient to put later on. Simmer until sauce thickens slightly before turning off the stove.

Layer squash spaghetti with warm tomato sauce plus sautéed garlic bread crumbs into individual servings then top it off with meatballs and grated parmesan. You can also sprinkle some red chili flakes on top for an added kick.

Summary

Do you want to spice up your spaghetti squash recipes? If so, try one of these squash spaghetti recipes from this list! The only thing left for you is to pick which squash recipe will become a staple in your kitchen. One suggestion: Try them all and let us know what you think. We love hearing feedback about our articles and would be happy if we could help with any questions or comments that arise as well. Let’s get cooking together!

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