Dear pasta lovers, fret not: there’s plenty of Paleo substitutes for pasta – one of the tastiest being spaghetti squash. Easily roasted and then scraped with a fork, spaghetti squash is rich in flavor and nutrition and, yep, tastes pretty close to its namesake pasta cousin.
Beyond pasta, though, spaghetti squash is massively versatile. It works great as a Paleo binder in casseroles, as a bed for limitless sauces and stews, as a vegetable on its own in salads and stir-fries, and more. Below, we’ve catalogued lots of Paleo spaghetti squash recipes – so many, in fact, that you’ll never grow bored of the squash.
Spaghetti Squash with Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce
Creamy, luscious Paleo Alfredo sauce is the perfect pairing to a hollowed out spaghetti squash, and bacon and red pepper add an extra zing.
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Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Dairy-Free Alfredo Sauce
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole
This filling but healthy casserole is loaded to the brim with ground beef and veggies like tomatoes, spinach, onions and, of course, spaghetti squash.
Recipe: Slim Sanity | Paleo Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Bacon and Chicken
A mushroom, bacon and chicken-based “sauce” joins a bed of spaghetti squash for a quick, healthy, weeknight dinner.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Bacon and Chicken
Paleo Baked Spaghetti
You’ve had lasagna. Now, give this “spaghetti” rendition of baked pasta a try.
Recipe: Jay’s Baking Me Crazy | Paleo Baked Spaghetti
Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Peppers
Do Paleo Italian night right with this makeover of a traditional spaghetti dish.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Sausage and Peppers
Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta
Sundried tomatoes provide the perfect tangy contrast to a creamy, coconut milk-based sauce in this “pasta” dish.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Creamy Sundried Tomato Chicken Pasta
Sausage, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Boats
A filling, comforting meal that’s easy to whip up any night of the week. You’ll especially enjoy the roasted flavor added by the pine nuts.
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Sausage, Kale and Spaghetti Squash Boats
Spaghetti Squash-Crusted Quiche
Showcasing spaghetti squash’s versatility, here the veggie works as a crust for a meaty quiche.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Spaghetti Squash-Crusted Quiche
Deconstructed Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Rather than mix in the egg as in a traditional pasta carbonara, this Paleo rendition serves a poached egg atop its “pasta.” Yes, it’s amazing.
Recipe: Popular Paleo | Deconstructed Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Spaghetti Squash with Pesto
Light and refreshing, this zingy pasta replacement recaptures all the flavors of pesto-tossed pasta with none of the guilt.
Recipe: A Family Feast | Spaghetti Squash with Pesto
Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Spaghetti squash is the surprise binder in this spicy chicken casserole.
Recipe: Jay’s Baking Me Crazy | Paleo Buffalo Chicken Casserole
Thai Coconut Curry Soup
Spaghetti squash scraped from its skin serves as the rice noodle replacement in this Thai chicken khao soi recipe.
Recipe: Perry’s Plate | Thai Coconut Curry Soup
Chicken Asparagus Carbonara
If you’ve never enjoyed the gift that is bacon and spaghetti squash together, it’s time to make this “pasta” carbonara.
Recipe: Paleo Leap | Chicken Asparagus Carbonara
Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
Chicken sausage, ground chicken, spinach, and a bevy of spices coalesce into one tasty meatball, complemented by its bed of spaghetti squash.
Recipe: Popular Paleo | Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
We can’t imagine a healthier, more fun take on kid-friendly classic spaghetti and meatballs.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Spaghetti and Meatball Bites
Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Raw cashews and red peppers come together in this basil-infused sauce, served on a bed of spaghetti squash.
Recipe: 86 Lemons | Spaghetti Squash with Creamy Roasted Red Pepper Sauce
Paleo Barbeque Chicken Casserole
Shredded chicken and spaghetti squash bind together in sweet barbeque-y matrimony in this casserole.
Recipe: PaleOMG | Paleo Barbeque Chicken Casserole
Twice-Baked Cheeseburger Spaghetti Squash
Recapture all your favorite flavors in a cheeseburger with this twice-baked spaghetti squash boat recipe.
Recipe: Popular Paleo | Twice-Baked Cheeseburger Spaghetti Squash
Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash
If you happen to have a pressure cooker handy, try this novel cooking method for your spaghetti squash.
Recipe: Nom Nom Paleo | Pressure Cooker Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Brown Butter
Be sure to use grass-fed butter or ghee in this delectable take on spaghetti squash.
Recipe: The Paleo Mom | Spaghetti Squash with Sage and Brown Butter
Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale
The best spaghetti squash is one which takes a bath in garlic, then gets topped with yummy and healthy vegetables and proteins – a.k.a. this recipe.
Recipe: The Roasted Root | Garlicky Spaghetti Squash with Chicken, Mushrooms, and Kale
Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale
Keep things simple with this 7-ingredient, all veggie and spice dish.
Recipe: The Pioneer Woman | Roasted Spaghetti Squash with Kale
Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash
Made creamy from cauliflower and coconut cream, this Alfredo-coated spaghetti squash also boasts a zingy lemon flavor.
Recipe: Perchance to Cook | Lemon Alfredo Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash Apple Fritters
You may not have thought to combine apples and spaghetti squash, but they come together beautifully in these fritters.
Recipe: Paleo Running Momma | Spaghetti Squash Apple Fritters
Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale
Like a warm Paleo salad, this veggie and sausage meal will fill you up without the guilt.
Recipe: Ultimate Paleo Guide | Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Kale
Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole
A saucy, garlicky and delicious casserole loaded with squash, veggies and chicken – yum!
Recipe: Real Simple Good | Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Smoky Bison Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
This recipe has no less than 9 different spice and stuffing varieties – you’ve got options!
Recipe: Healing Gourmet | Smoky Bison Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti Squash with Grass-fed Beef and Mushrooms
Like a Paleo beef stroganoff, this recipe is low-calorie while nutrition-dense and filling.
Recipe: PaleoHacks | Spaghetti Squash with Grass-fed Beef and Mushrooms
Paleo Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin Marinara
Pumpkin marinara sauce on spaghetti squash makes for a unique but familiar weeknight dinner.
Recipe: Paleo Paparazzi | Paleo Spaghetti Squash with Pumpkin Marinara
Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Skillet
Enjoy this one-pan recipe that combines spaghetti squash, ground beef, vegetables and tomato sauce.
Recipe: Smile Sandwich | Ground Beef Spaghetti Squash Skillet
Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Pesto and Turkey Meatballs
Enjoy this unique, chunky, cashew-based pesto on a bed of spaghetti squash with a side of juicy turkey meatballs.
Recipe: BeingBrigid | Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Pesto and Turkey Meatballs
Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
A traditional sauce joins a non-traditional companion in this Paleo pairing.
Recipe: Balanced Bites | Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash Boats
If you’re bored of run-of-the-mill marinara or Alfredo sauces on your spaghetti squash, whip up a quick but hearty shrimp scampi.
Recipe: Wicked Spatula | Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash Boats
Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole
Yes, you can even enjoy spaghetti squash for breakfast!
Recipe: Peace, Love, and Low Carb | Italian Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Casserole
Paleo Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Chicken
Enjoy the extra protein punch of chicken in this simple pesto spaghetti squash dish.
Recipe: Bravo for Paleo | Paleo Pesto Spaghetti Squash with Chicken
Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry
Capture all your favorite Asian flavors in this stir-fry recipe.
Recipe: The Petite Professional | Spaghetti Squash Stir-Fry
Sausage and Kale “Pasta” Casserole
Here we have another well-spiced spaghetti squash casserole. Perfect for a quick make-ahead breakfast option!
Recipe: Paleo Grubs | Sausage and Kale “Pasta” Casserole
Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto and Sage
A bed of spaghetti squash is the perfect nest for rich, fatty prosciutto and earthy sage.
Recipe: Holistic Foodie | Spaghetti Squash with Prosciutto and Sage
AIP Italian Spaghetti Squash
Nutritional yeast makes for a cheesy-flavored squash that’s AIP-protocol friendly.
Recipe: The Health Nut Mama | AIP Italian Spaghetti Squash
Seafood Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Pasta
This fresh, Asian-inspired “pasta” features rich and succulent scallops.
Recipe: Cotter Crunch | Seafood Pumpkin Spaghetti Squash Pasta
Paleo Pad Thai
Another Asian favorite, spaghetti squash subs in for the noodles in this Paleo Pad Thai.
Recipe: PopSugar Fitness | Paleo Pad Thai
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