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How to Make Spaghetti Squash, Step by Step

When you cook spaghetti squash, it transforms into pasta-like "noodles." Here's how to make spaghetti squash so you can whip up healthy versions of your favorite pasta recipes.

Mushroom & Bacon Spaghetti Squash Bowl

This spaghetti squash bowl has a light cream sauce, along with fresh sage and crispy bacon. I love spaghetti squash...


Spaghetti Squash & Black Bean Tacos

Who knew that spaghetti squash could be so amazing stuffed inside tacos? This unique recipe is a whole new take...


Spaghetti Squash with Apples, Bacon, and Walnuts

I've always loved spaghetti squash as an alternative to pasta and enjoy it in the classic marinara style, but I...


Pressure-Cooker Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

This squash is perfect as a side dish, or top it with canned tuna to serve it as an entree....

Chicken Parmesan With Spaghetti Squash

3 reviews

I grow spaghetti squash and herbs in my garden every year, so this recipe is the perfect way to use...


Harvest Bow Ties

Spaghetti squash and bow ties make this meatless dish hearty and filling. Add a can of black beans if you'd...

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes and Olives

1 review

This squash is welcome as a side dish, but you can also top it with canned tuna to serve as...


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Spaghetti Squash Meatball Casserole

13 reviews

One of our favorite comfort food dinners is spaghetti and meatballs. We're crazy about this lighter, healthier version that features...


Cheesy Bacon Spaghetti Squash

14 reviews

This quick casserole is called "cheesy" for a reason. Stir in any kind you've got. —Jean Williams, Stillwater, Oklahoma


Chorizo Spaghetti Squash Skillet

Get your noodle fix minus the pasta with this spicy one-dish meal. It's a fill-you-up dinner that's low in calories—a...

Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes

1 review

It's a wonderful alternative to pasta and a great way to show how tasty vegetables can be.—Michelle Smith, Eldersburg, Maryland


Spaghetti Squash Lo Mein

My colorful Lo Mein is a lighter version of the classic Chinese dish that everyone at our table loves. Try...


Make-Ahead Cornbread Dressing

Being from California, my family has always been big veggie eaters. I wanted to share a little taste of home...


Spaghetti Squash Medley

1 review

"We raise spaghetti squash in our garden, and I enjoy coming up with different ways to use it," writes Wanda...


Mediterranean Chicken with Spaghetti Squash

19 reviews

Brimming with classic Mediterranean ingredients, this restaurant-quality dish will be an instant dinnertime hit. Serve it with a quick salad...

Spaghetti Squash with Sweet Peppers

5 reviews

"For a dish with harvesttime appeal, you can't go wrong with this veggie medley I created," assures Julie Varilek of...


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Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce and Tomato

2 reviews

I have reduced grains and other starches in my diet due to health reasons, so I was looking for filling,...


Spaghetti Squash with Balsamic Vegetables and Toasted Pine Nuts

10 reviews

The veggies can be prepped while the squash is in the microwave, so I can have a satisfying low-carb and...


Spaghetti Squash & Sausage Easy Meal

4 reviews

I first created my son’s favorite dish using homegrown squash, kielbasa and salsa. This variation uses only a few ingredients....


Beef and Black Bean Spaghetti Squash

1 review

I've been working on developing healthier recipes that still taste fabulous—and keep me satisfied. This squash tossed with beef, beans...


Spaghetti Squash with Moroccan Spices

1 review

Here’s an easy recipe that’s best prepared in the microwave versus a conventional oven. A colorful blend of spices livens...


Spaghetti Squash Supper

12 reviews

This recipe is a deliciously different way to get your family to eat vegetables. It's a favorite summer meal at...


Parsley Pasta Sauce

This cream-based sauce is a nice change of pace from more traditional red sauces. Use it as a topping for...

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Turkey Stroganoff with Spaghetti Squash

11 reviews

My twin sister and I came up with this recipe after losing 25 pounds and craving comfort food. We have...


Lasagna-Style Spaghetti Squash

My lasagna-inspired spaghetti squash is a meatless alternative to the famed bird. It's great for vegetarians or anyone who craves...


Spaghetti Squash with Red Sauce

4 reviews

This fabulous, meatless main dish is a great way to get the kids to eat lots of vegetables…and a great...


Chicken & Spaghetti Squash

22 reviews

While dreaming up a healthier pasta dish, I decided to experiment with spaghetti squash. After a few tries, I settled...


Spaghetti Squash Primavera

5 reviews

Sunny-colored squash shells make attractive bowls for this satisfying meatless main dish, perfect for a summer supper. The recipe showcases...


Greek Spaghetti Squash

3 reviews

Greek olives and feta cheese lend an ethnic flare to this colorful entree created by our Test Kitchen.