Despite its name, spaghetti squash doesn’t really taste like spaghetti. However, when paired with the right sauce and the right recipe, it can be a great healthy alternative to pasta. Once this yellow winter squash is cooked, the squash’s “meat” falls away from the skin, causing it to resemble spaghetti or thin angel hair pasta.
But spaghetti squash can be used for so much more than a pasta alternative. Here are 10 recipes we find fun if you’re looking for ways to experiment with this Misfits Market staple. (Pro-tip: Microwaving your spaghetti squash for 4-5 minutes makes it much easier to cut in half.)
Roasted Tomatoes Over Spaghetti Squash
In our own recipe, tender spaghetti squash complements roasted cherry tomatoes and salty mozzarella cheese. It’s one of the classic ways to enjoy the mild squash—with Italian-inspired toppings—without having to cover everything in sauce.
Spaghetti Squash Apple Fritters
Spaghetti squash works in more than just savory dishes. If you’re craving something slightly sweet, this recipe pairs spaghetti squash with apples and onions to make a fritter that’s grain-free, dairy-free, and Paleo-friendly. Sounds like a triple threat to us.
Smoky Squash Sliders with Pickled Onions and Sriracha Mayo
Whether you’re vegetarian, participating in Meatless Mondays, or just looking for a new way to enjoy sliders, this recipe has you covered. Spaghetti squash’s stringy consistency resembles pulled pork when combined with BBQ sauce and a bit of applewood smoked seasoning. These sliders will definitely be the talk of the party.
Cheesy Spaghetti Squash
Here, spaghetti squash replaces pasta for a healthier alternative to macaroni and cheese. This makes for a fantastic way to get your little ones to eat more vegetables without having to hide anything green.
Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash
Calling all Instant Pot users! We love a dinner that takes 30 minutes or less to make. Add spaghetti squash, red pepper flakes, Parmesan cheese, and a few other key ingredients to be rewarded with a keto- and vegetarian-friendly meal. A great dish to make on those busy work nights.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats
Craving pizza but need to use up the rest of your Misfits Market box? Spaghetti squash makes for the perfect vessel for all of those classic pizza flavors. Plus, you get some extra veggies in an otherwise cheese-filled dish.
Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash
Personal spaghetti squash boats allows for each member of the family to personalize their lasagna in an exciting way. Plus, they’re customizable no matter what you have in your box.
BBQ Chicken Spaghetti Squash
We suggest adding some grilled pineapple to this recipe to give it that sweet and tangy combo.
Brown Sugar Spaghetti Squash
Spaghetti squash, just like butternut squash, tastes great with butter and brown sugar. Adding a little cinnamon and nutmeg makes this a warming comfort food you don’t have to feel guilty about.
Curried Spaghetti Squash and Chickpea Toasts
We’re big fans of putting stuff on toast that you otherwise wouldn’t think to. Both spaghetti squash and chickpeas are pretty mild, so they can take on the strong curry flavors this recipe calls for. Top it on toast or eat it without the bread. It’ll be delicious nonetheless.
I bake mine with olive oil, salt n pepper. Then mix with Parmesan cheese as a perfect side dish.
I also love to take then smaller one and toast it then just before it’s finished I put two eggs and put it back in the oven til over easy. So yummy
How do I order more than one serving of an item – ie broccoli head or russet potatoes?
Great question, Pamela! It is not yet a feature for customers to choose multiples/quantities for their produce box selections at this time (though this is possible for Marketplace add-on items, depending on availability). That said, please stay tuned! We understand that this is something our customers would like to see. We appreciate your patience as we work to bring new and better features for our customers to enjoy!
Great recipe tips! Personally I love it baked with just a bit unsalted butter and red pepper flakes added before stirring up the good stuff and have it on the half shell. The seeds are delicious too! They rival a pumpkin seed. Dry them and save them for roasting them in the oven. I like for them to dry out for a few days first, then place them in a bowl, coat with a bit of olive oil, stir until coated, spread them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle ground sea salt over them and slow roast them at 250 in the oven. Yum! This is a hardy squash that retains a long shelf life. Longer if refrigerated. Forget it in the pantry too long and you may find yourself opening what looks to be a good squash and find you have sprouts crowding the cavity. Those are tasty too! Plant a few of the seeds for a gorgeous vine and bonus squash!
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