10 Keto-Friendly Spaghetti Squash Recipes
Nature's low-carb solution to pasta dishes, spaghetti squash perfectly imitates the beloved noodle due to its long shape and tender, chewy texture. This means spaghetti squash is a great choice on the keto diet, making it easier to create lower-carb versions of comfort food favorites like carbonara, lasagna, pad Thai, and more. Simply cook up the spaghetti squash, add on your favorite keto-friendly toppings, and get to slurping!
Keto Spaghetti Squash with Bacon and Blue Cheese
Salty bacon, earthy mushrooms, and tangy blue cheese ensure that this meal is packed with bold flavor. Recipe creator France C suggests doubling the cheese if you're using a milder variety.
Keto Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
Turn a traditionally decadent dish like carbonara into a keto-friendly dinner with spaghetti squash. "This was absolutely amazing," says reviewer Amanda T. "If I was blindfolded I wouldn't have known it wasn't real noodles."
Keto Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats
Rich layers of cheese, tomato sauce, and beef pair up with spaghetti squash to create this wow-worthy, low-carb spin on lasagna. And since the dish is served straight out of the squash shell, that's one less dish you've got to wash afterwards.
Bacon and Cheese Spaghetti Squash Bake
This easy recipe makes for a delicious side dish, but it can also be transformed into a main if you mix in a little extra protein like shredded chicken. Studded with bacon bits and smothered in Cheddar, you won't have to worry about leftovers hanging around.
Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin
"This recipe is quick to prepare and a great alternative for a lower-carbohydrate, lower-calorie option in place of a potato side dish," says recipe creator sandybaby999. "My husband is a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy and even he loved this recipe."
Enchilada Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Skip carb-laden tortillas and instead use spaghetti squash in this enchilada-inspired keto dinner recipe. Enchilada sauce and two types of cheese create bold flavor. Plus, the turkey adds plenty of protein while keeping the meal lean.
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
Craving takeout? This spaghetti squash pad Thai is sure to satisfy. Along with squash it contains a variety of other low-carb veggies, like broccoli slaw, zucchini, and bell peppers, to create a well-rounded meal.
Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce
Get all the comforting flavor of spaghetti and meat sauce, but with a fraction of the carbs in the Paleo recipe. "Absolutely amazing," says Doxielvr. "My kids prefer this recipe over regular spaghetti sauce with meat and sausage in it."
Pesto Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bake
Shrimp Scampi with Spaghetti Squash
You can have this restaurant-worthy keto-friendly dinner on the table in under an hour. Spaghetti squash is tossed in a parsley and lemon butter sauce and finished off with a handful of perfectly tender shrimp.