Intimidated by replacing pasta with squash? I was too…until I discovered how to make a simple spaghetti squash recipe.
This is a good weeknight recipe to start with. It’s one of my favorite simple spaghetti squash dishes made with whole foods! It’s a classic Italian flavored meal with a healthy twist and has less processed ingredients. If you like spaghetti, you won’t miss the pasta with this easy hearty recipe.
I’ll be honest the squash makes you work for it, but it’s worth it. The spaghetti squash scraper works like a charm. Make enough for leftovers and meal prep to stretch it out an extra meal or two.
Ready to try a few more spaghetti squash recipes?
Spaghetti Squash Nutrition Info:
Squash: although pasta still has a special place in my heart, replacing it with squash gets you some extra fiber and antioxidants! It’s also lower carb options (about 150 calories and 35 grams of carbs per serving). A cup of spaghetti squash is only about 42 calories! If you’re quantity person, this option is for you! It fills up the plate and your stomach as a nutrient dense ingredient.
Deer: contains much less saturated fat than beef and slightly more protein. We use wild game at my house because I like to know where my meat comes from and I prefer the flavor:)
You may want to get a scraper if you end up loving this tasty gluten free pasta alternative.