What Vegetable Can I Substitute for Spaghetti Squash?

updated May 1, 2019
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Q: Is there another vegetable that’s a good substitute for spaghetti squash? They are hard to find this time of year.

Sent by Felicia

Editor: If you’re taking advantage of the neutral flavor of spaghetti squash and its popular use as a noodle replacement, then zucchini is a good choice. Like spaghetti squash, it doesn’t have a very pronounced flavor and it can be turned into noodles with either a spiralizer or julienne peeler.

As far as other squashes go, you won’t find another that will give you the texture or light, delicate flavor of spaghetti squash. Acorn will come close on flavor, but not on texture.

Kitchen readers, what do you use to get your veggie noodle fix in the spring and summer?