15 Simple But Sensational Keto Spaghetti Squash Recipes

I like to think of spaghetti squash as nature’s original pasta. With its soft angel  texture, spaghetti squash is a delicious ingredient that you can swap in for any traditional pasta recipe.

Registered Dietitian Brenda Duby, RD says, “Spaghetti squash is a winter squash that is gaining popularity as a lower calorie, lower carb alternative to pasta.”  She notes some of the nutritional benefits of this vegetable, including beta-carotene, and vitamins C, K, and B vitamins.

And with this list of 30 Keto Spaghetti Squash recipes, you’ll find everything from inventive twists on classic lasagna to new “noodle” casseroles, all using Keto-friendly spaghetti squash.

And spaghetti squash has way more to offer beyond pasta recipes. The natural shape of the squash makes it perfect to stuff with delicious fillings! Our spaghetti squash recipe list includes everything from chili cheese squash boats to pork and egg breakfast cups!

1. Keto Spaghetti Squash Pasta Recipes

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, ground or minced beef, onion, diced tomato, fresh basil, garlic, coconut oil, salt, pepper.

Using spaghetti squash is a healthy alternative to traditional pasta and can be eaten just the same way. This recipe is a perfect way to introduce squash into your children’s diet and they could even learn to love it as much as they love pasta. If you add in the basil at the end of the cooking time it helps to retain the full freshness of the flavor.

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2. Keto Spaghetti Squash Primavera (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: raw bacon, butter, sugar snap peas, cherry tomatoes, scallions, lemon zest, parsley, cooked spaghetti squash, grated parmesan cheese, salt, pepper.

I am a great believer in food looking a good as it tastes, and this dish is the perfect example! It is bright and colorful because of the tomatoes and sugar snap peas and has loads of flavor from the bacon and parmesan. I can imagine that this dish would be great for a summertime lunch, or to make it a bit more substantial you can add in other vegetables like broccoli and mushrooms.

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3. Roasted Chicken And Creamy Cajun Spaghetti Squash Pasta (Contains Dairy)

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Ingredients: chicken breasts, spaghetti squash, cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, heavy cream, butter, black pepper, garlic salt.

There is something really great about pairing spiced meat with a creamy side – they just seem to work together! Here you have Cajun-spiced chicken served with spaghetti squash in a thick and creamy sauce that gives you a dish that is wholesome, satisfying and so delicious! When I cook this keto spaghetti squash recipe I also like to wrap the chicken breast in bacon after seasoning, and that gives you more flavor and extra protein.

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4. Autoimmune Paleo Pesto Chicken and Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, boneless skinless chicken breast or thighs, coconut oil (or other cooking fat), basil, arugula, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, sea salt.

The pesto used in this recipe is totally nut-free, making this a lovely family meal to serve if there is anyone with nut allergies. The pesto is the star of the meal with all the flavors of the herbs and the aromatics from the fresh basil and garlic. Serve this over chicken thighs for a budget-friendly meal, or use chicken breast if you would rather. If you don’t like arugula, spinach makes a great alternative.

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5. AIP Paleo Italian Spaghetti Squash

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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, olive oil, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, sea salt, water, nutritional yeast (optional).

This is a basic recipe explaining how to cook spaghetti squash and season it with either Italian seasoning or fresh herbs if you have them. This could then be served as a side with a meat sauce such as a Bolognese sauce or with grilled meats. If you like your ‘pasta’ cheesy you can add in some nutritional yeast, or if you tolerate dairy you can top with shavings of parmesan.

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6. Chorizo And Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: Mexican chorizo, cooked spaghetti squash, cheddar cheese, salsa verde, eggs, cilantro (optional).

If you are looking for keto comfort food then look no further! This recipe gives you an individual nest of spaghetti squash, packed with the flavor of the chorizo, cheese and salsa verde, and topped with an egg, so when you cut into it the yolk runs over the top. This dish is hearty, filling and so delicious and would make a great tasty meal at any time. To spice things up you can use a stronger chorizo.

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7. Chicken Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, butter, coconut flour, chicken stock or broth, coconut milk, salt, pepper, boneless & skinless chicken thighs, frozen broccoli or vegetable of choice, Parmesan cheese, crushed pork rinds (optional), cheddar cheese.

It is important when making dishes with broth that you use homemade if possible as it is more natural and has no additives but is full of flavor. So next time you have roast chicken, simply boil up the bones and save the broth for dishes like this. This casserole recipe is super-tasty with its cheesy, creamy sauce and chunks of chicken, but you could add in different vegetables or even try using sausage instead of chicken.

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8. Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin With Bacon (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, olive oil, butter, garlic, onion, salt, pepper, bacon, sour cream, sharp cheddar cheese, Parmesan cheese.

There is something really wonderful about cheese and bacon in a dish that makes me think of the comfort food of my childhood, and even my daughter thinks that cheese makes everything better! This casserole is so tasty and can be easily reheated, so leftovers never go to waste. I sometimes serve this on its own, but it also makes a great recipe for a side dish with steak or grilled chicken.

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9. Spaghetti Squash Breakfast Cups

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Ingredients: ground pork, salt, spaghetti squash, eggs.

I just love the idea of individual breakfast cups, because they can help with portion control and stop me over-eating! These are so tasty and easy to make and they freeze well too, so I tend to batch-cook these for breakfast through the week. For a slightly different flavor, you could use chopped breakfast sausage of your choice instead of ground pork in this recipe.

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10. Spaghetti Squash Casserole

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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, avocado oil, red onion, serrano pepper, garlic, ground beef, oregano, paprika, cumin powder, fresh thyme, turmeric powder, chili powder, red pepper flakes, salt, pepper, green bell pepper, tomatoes, egg, green onion.

When I first saw this keto spaghetti squash recipe I was quite surprised by the number of spices used, but then spaghetti squash does not have a strong taste and can carry the spices really well. The Indian spices give this dish a wonderful flavor and it is warming, filling and totally satisfying. I often make dishes like these on colder nights, when you need some spice to warm you after a busy day.

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11. Chili Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, ground beef, dried onion flakes, minced garlic, diced tomatoes, chili powder, salt, paprika, oregano, cumin, dried red pepper (optional), shredded cheese.

Now, this is my idea of comfort food that would be great on a cold day as it is spicy, meaty and satisfying! This recipe gives you six generous servings, and I found it fed my family of four with enough left over for lunch the next day. If you don’t like things too spicy you can easily cut down the amount of chili powder you use, but spaghetti squash can take the heat down a bit so taste it first before adjusting the amount.

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12. Nightshade-Free Taco Beef Spaghetti Squash Boats

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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, water, olive oil, green onions, yellow onion, ground beef, cumin, onion powder, dried oregano flakes, sea salt, garlic powder, ground turmeric, ground cinnamon, fish sauce, mayo or coconut cream, cilantro, black olives, nutritional yeast, avocado cream.

I really like the idea of serving foods in shells or ‘boats’ as they can make a simple meal look amazing on the dinner table. This recipe gives you a heart-warming meal with all the flavors of the spices and the beef, topped off with the smooth and delicious avocado cream and green onions. This would be a great main for a Mexican-inspired dinner party with friends.

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13. Bacon Quiche with Spaghetti Squash Crust

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Ingredients: spaghetti squash, coconut oil, bacon, red bell pepper, leek, eggs, full-fat canned coconut milk, salt, black pepper, basil.

The first thing that hits you when you make this amazing quiche is the rainbow of colors from the bell pepper and leek. The flavors come out really well and you have the added delight of bacon pieces through the quiche. Try to press the squash into the sides of the dish before filling so it will hold its shape better. This quiche does not freeze well, so store it in the refrigerator if there is any left!

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14. Spaghetti Squash Taco Nests (Contains Dairy)

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, eggs, ground beef, taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, water, grated cheese, tomato, avocado, sour cream (optional).

Like traditional tacos, these little nests can be served with a range of toppings such as guacamole, chopped onions, and tomato salsa, so this dish could be made for a low carb Mexican-themed meal for the family. I like to serve these with toppings in separate bowls so the family can help themselves to the toppings of their choice. A really fun family lunch for the weekend!

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15. Creamy Teriyaki Spaghetti Squash Salad

Photo Credit: Katja from Savory Lotus

Ingredients: spaghetti squash, Polish Kielbasa from Coleman Natural, coconut oil, cilantro, green onion, red cabbage, homemade mayo, Coconut Secret Teriyaki Sauce, lime juice, sea salt.

If you have never tried spaghetti squash cold, just think ‘pasta salad’ and you will realize that it works! It takes on the flavors of the seasonings and the flavor gets more intense if you can leave it overnight. This keto spaghetti squash recipe is a fusion of crisp vegetables, creamy sauce, and meaty sausage all mixed with lime and the seasonings that give you a satisfying dish for breakfast or lunch.

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