27 Keto Spaghetti Squash Recipes That Are Pure Genius

These keto spaghetti squash recipes have your pasta cravings covered! Spaghetti squash is one of the most popular swaps for noodles on a low carb diet, but there is so much more you can do with it – as evidenced by these creative and easy keto spaghetti squash recipes. Consider this keto-friendly squash your new favorite comfort food.


Ok, so I almost posted another chaffle recipe, but I decided to go on with life as planned and give you a little spaghetti squash action – if you need chaffles immediately please email me:) >Cue My Sigh of Relief<

Keto Spaghetti Squash 101

Spaghetti squash is low carb, low calorie, and nutrient-dense winter veggie- packed with vitamin C, B6, and beta carotene. It’s also a good source of fiber which you need for digestion

Now you may know spaghetti squash as a go-to low carb swap for pasta – and that holds up in court:

Spaghetti Squash has 10 grams of carbs per cup – with 2.2 grams of fiber – that’s 7.8 net carbs for those of you still reading.

Compare that to spaghetti’s 40 grams of carbs per cup, and you can see why spaghetti squash recipes are popping up everywhere:)

With that in mind, I’m sharing a few favorite keto spaghetti squash recipes that make pasta swaps actually taste good and a few that go beyond the noodle. I’m starting with three ways to cook it:

  • Instant Pot
  • Crock Pot
  • Oven

Just in case you are new – followed by a fabulous line-up of recipes you need to try!

3 Easy Ways To Cook Spaghetti Squash

1. Instant Pot

Image: Cook Eat Paleo

How to use your Instant Pot to cook spaghetti squash – fast – via Cook Eat Paleo

2. Crockpot

Image: Well Plated

Erin from Well Plated gives excellent instructions for how to cook spaghetti squash in the slow cooker

3. Oven Baked

Image: Wholesome Yum

Tips and instructions on baking spaghetti squash via Wholesome Yum

Keto Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Bake It With 4 Cheeses + Garlic

Image: Eatwell 101

Baked spaghetti squash bowls with garlic and a cheesy sauce that makes a fabulous easy dinner from Eatwell 101

Stuff It With Chicken & Broccoli

Image: The Forked Spoon

Stuffed spaghetti squash with chicken, broccoli, shallots, parmesan and mozzarella cheese via The Forked Spoon

Slow Cook It Spaghetti & Meatball Style

Image: All Day I Dream About Food

What could be better than a slow cooked low carb spaghetti and meatball dinner? Um, using frozen meatballs? Oh. Yes. She. Did. Check it out on All Day I Dream About Food

Add Parmesan, Spinach, Bacon & Pine Nuts

Image: Julia’s Album

This oven roasted parmesan spaghetti squash with bacon, spinach and pine nuts via Julia’s Album looks amazing and it’s an easy dinner recipe.

Make It A Million Dollar Casserole

Image: That Low Carb Life

Meet the spaghetti squash (& low carb) version of the Million Dollar Spaghetti casserole – the perfect comfort food via That Low Carb Life

Bake A Keto Spaghetti Squash Pie

Image: Natural Comfort Kitchen

No, seriously. Make a spaghetti squash pie. It is the ultimate in layered keto comfort food – and I wish I had thought of it. But I didn’t. Check out the details on Natural Comfort Kitchen

Stuff It With Buffalo Chicken

Image: The Real Food Dietitians

Buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash makes another amazing low carb dinner – don’t forget the ranch dressing.

Make Spaghetti Squash Shrimp “Pasta”

Image: It’s Cheat Day Everyday

A must-try if you love garlic shrimp pasta via it’s cheat day everyday

Try It In Fritter Form

Image: Julia’s Album

Crazy good – and I’m not saying that because it’s my recipe – it isn’t – it’s Julia’s – so there. *Use gluten-free flour

Stuff It Like Lasagna

Image: Hey Keto Mama

Spaghetti squash, Italian sausage, ricotta cheese – sound good so far? Try this Italian-style recipe via Hey Keto Mama ASAP!

Try It Chicken Carbonara Style

Image: Fixed on Fresh

Bacon, parmesan cheese and chicken with shredded spaghetti squash squash “noodles” – via Fixed on Fresh

Make A Mushroom Bolognese Style Casserole

Image: The Roasted Root

A comforting casserole dish featuring spaghetti squash, cheese, and mushrooms from The Roasted Root

Or Go With A Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake

Image: Anne Sage

Because pizza is a universally loved food – so why not? Details here

Skinny Up Beef Stroganoff

Image: Cupcakes and Kale Chips

A lighter version of beef stroganoff stuffed into a spaghetti squash makes a low carb dinner with no guilt via Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Use It On Taco Tuesday

Image: Kalyn’s Kitchen

A unique and delicious way to use spaghetti squash that proves it’s more than a pasta swap via Kalyn’s Kitchen

Stuff It With Chorizo & Cheese

Image: Keto Diet Blog

With a little Mexican sausage and some cheddar cheese you’ll have a delicious stuffed spaghetti squash dinner with minimal effort.

Make An Alfredo Low Carb

Image: The Gunny Sack

A healthier and low carb version of Fettuccine Alfredo that’s ready to serve in under 30 minutes via The Gunny Sack

Bake A Shrimp Scampi Casserole

Image: Pineapple and Coconut

Dedicated to butter-lovers everywhere! This one is especially amazing if you have a picky eater at home who needs more veggies – looking at you kids:)

Stir Fry It

Image: Mantitlement

A spaghetti squash stir fry dinner with Italian sausage and peppers from Mantitlement

Try It With Pesto

Image: Paleo Running Mama

Converting squash haters into believers – this pesto, chicken and spaghetti squash dinner from Paleo Running Mama makes an easy weeknight dinner meal.

Go With Twice Baked (Like A Mac & Cheese)

Image: Joy Filled Eats

I’ve never understood recipes called Mac & Cheese without macaroni – but I’m weird like that:) Anyway, this spaghetti squash recipe is loaded on the cheese end – using Swiss and Mozzarella – but if you’re craving cheddar I’m sure you could sub it:)

Or Do It Up Frittata Style

Image: Destination Delish

Breakfast or dinner? I’m not sure – maybe both? Either way – it’s a creative use of spaghetti squash I’m trying:)

Au Gratin It Up

Image: Peace, Love and Low Carb

Spaghetti squash noodles all dressed up with shredded cheese, sour cream and bacon via Peace, Love and Low Carb

Make A Keto Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Get your lasagna on with ground beef, minced garlic and 3 cheeses – with a little help from shredded spaghetti squash

Are these keto spaghetti squash recipes enough to convince you to stock up? What did I miss? Which one will you try first? Seriously, how do you pick?

More Keto Recipes You’ll Love

6 Easy Keto Chaffle Recipes [Sweet & Savory] To Make ASAP

23 Keto Stuffed Mushroom Recipes

500+ Low Carb – Keto Recipes

Love It? Please Share It!



If you want straight talk about meal prep, life, and weight loss, drop your email below. No BS, guaranteed.

Have you ever experienced a mom fail? You know, failed at such an extreme level ...

You know what? Anyone who says they quit sugar in five easy steps is either ...

That’s right, ladies. These dollar store activities for kids are all 100% doable, boredom busters ...