by Erin Marissa Russell
Looking for new recipes that will inspire you to cook the spaghetti squash you grew in the garden this year? Once you’ve worn out your tried and true favorite methods of cooking spaghetti squash, you’ll be glad for some fresh ideas of new ways to prepare this delicious vegetable. Don’t get stuck in a culinary rut or spend hours searching the web—we’ve done the legwork to round up the most unique and delicious recipes so you can make the most of your spaghetti squash harvest.
Let Spaghetti Squash Stand in for Pasta for Satisfying Meals
If there’s one way we all are familiar with eating spaghetti squash, it’s as a substitute for its namesake pasta, roasted and covered with red sauce. But classic spaghetti and marinara isn’t the only way to serve spaghetti squash as a noodle. The recipes in this section are Italian at heart and let spaghetti squash do what it’s famous for.
Turn Spaghetti Squash into a One-Dish Meal with Bakes and Casseroles
One-dish meals are a busy chef’s best friend because of how quick they are to prepare and the minical mess they leave in the kitchen. They’re also a hit on the dinner table because of how filling they can be and how tempting they are bubbling hot out of the oven. And who doesn’t love the leftovers? Check out all the ways you can incorporate your homegrown spaghetti squash in casseroles and baked dishes in this list.
Stuff Spaghetti Squash with Fillings for Spaghetti Squash Boats
As easy as it is to roast a halved squash and twirl the innards into shreds, there’s an even more delicious way to cook up the spaghetti squash you grow in your garden. When you stuff spaghetti squash with flavors from enchilada filling to broccoli cheese to spanakopita, you’ve created an impressive and tasty meal. The recipes below should get your mental gears turning with options.
Start Your Day Off with Spaghetti Squash for Breakfast or Brunch
Squash isn’t the first vegetable you reach for when you’re cooking first thing in the morning. And if you were cooking up squash for breakfast, spaghetti squash would probably be the last variety of squash. But with some creative preparation techniques and ways to serve your homegrown spaghetti squash, you’ll see why it’s a natural breakfast food. Find out how to kick off your morning with spaghetti squash for breakfast and brunch below.
Let Fresh Flavors Shine with Vegetarian Dishes Featuring Spaghetti Squash
Sure, spaghetti squash tastes great slathered in meat sauce, but that isn’t the only way to enjoy this versatile vegetable. The subtle, creamy flavor and delicate texture of your homegrown spaghetti squash is a perfect partner for lots of other seasonal veggies. Check out the vegetarian ways to eat spaghetti squash here.
Let Asian Flavors Lead the Way to New Ways to Eat Spaghetti Squash
The noodley texture of the spaghetti squash you grew this season makes it just the thing to add to stir-fries, soups, and other dishes inspired by Asian cuisine. Sample comforting Vietnamese-style pho, slurp up some yakisoba, or make your own fried rice. It may be unexpected, but Asian-style spaghetti squash is a surefire hit.
As you can tell, there’s no reason to let a bumper crop of spaghetti squash turn into a drag in the kitchen. There are just so many ways to serve this flexible veggie. Try out a few of the recipes you liked the best, and your family will be dying to know how you’ll be cooking your homegrown spaghetti squash up next.