6 Times Spaghetti Squash Made You Forget About Pasta

6 Times Spaghetti Squash Made You Forget About Pasta

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Kelli Foster
Oct 17, 2017
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There has been a sharp decline in pasta consumption in my house recently, and I expect it continue for as long as I can get my hands on spaghetti squash. While it's highly unlikely you'll mistake these veggie strands for their carby counterpart, they are truly a delightful stand-in. If you're not convinced just yet, these six totally comforting recipes are sure to make you a spaghetti squash convert.

1. Spaghetti Squash with Asparagus, Ricotta, Lemon, and Thyme

If we're being honest, this recipe first sold me with the mention of ricotta and lemon. Not only was it just as amazing as I thought it would be, but it also won over my husband who is a spaghetti-squash skeptic.

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2. Spaghetti Squash Taco Pie

If taco pasta skillets make you swoon, this veggie-heavy version was made with you in mind. It ditches the skillet (and the pasta) and stuffs the warm, spiced taco filling inside a stringy spaghetti squash.

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3. Baked Spaghetti Squash Carbonara

Carbonara-lovers, this one is for you. This version delivers everything you love about classic carbonara, from the bacon to the creamy coating of egg and cheese, with a lighter twist thanks to spaghetti squash.

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4. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

If you make just one spaghetti squash recipe this fall, let it be this one. It's my favorite! The thin strands of spaghetti squash are a near perfect stand-in for the tender rice noodles traditionally used in pad Thai.

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5. Lasagna-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Now this is how to do a veggie-packed lasagna! All the best parts of lasagna —mozzarella, ricotta, meat sauce — are stuffed and layered inside each half of a spaghetti squash, then baked until it's perfectly melded together with gooey, stringy cheese.

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6. Spaghetti Squash with Ricotta, Sage, and Pine Nuts

If your pasta style is all about simple buttered noodles, this has your name all over it. It comes with the simplicity you love, while a trio of ricotta, garlic, and sage bring in just enough rich, warm flavors.

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