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.
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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
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
How to use your Instant Pot to cook spaghetti squash – fast – via Cook Eat Paleo
Erin from Well Plated gives excellent instructions for how to cook spaghetti squash in the slow cooker
3. Oven Baked
Tips and instructions on baking spaghetti squash via Wholesome Yum
Keto Spaghetti Squash Recipes
Bake It With 4 Cheeses + Garlic
Baked spaghetti squash bowls with garlic and a cheesy sauce that makes a fabulous easy dinner from Eatwell 101
Stuff It With Chicken & Broccoli
Stuffed spaghetti squash with chicken, broccoli, shallots, parmesan and mozzarella cheese via The Forked Spoon
Slow Cook It Spaghetti & Meatball Style
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
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
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
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
Buffalo chicken stuffed spaghetti squash makes another amazing low carb dinner – don’t forget the ranch dressing.
Make Spaghetti Squash Shrimp “Pasta”
A must-try if you love garlic shrimp pasta via it’s cheat day everyday
Try It In Fritter Form
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
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
Bacon, parmesan cheese and chicken with shredded spaghetti squash squash “noodles” – via Fixed on Fresh
Make A Mushroom Bolognese Style Casserole
A comforting casserole dish featuring spaghetti squash, cheese, and mushrooms from The Roasted Root
Or Go With A Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake
Because pizza is a universally loved food – so why not? Details here
Skinny Up Beef Stroganoff
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
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
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
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
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
A spaghetti squash stir fry dinner with Italian sausage and peppers from Mantitlement
Try It With Pesto
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)
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
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
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?