Hi there! So today I’m talking lightening up some familiar recipe faves by using Spaghetti Squash instead of (fill in the blank). Last month I shared my newfound love of this oblong delight, and since this discovery I have been on the hunt for new recipes to try.
With these amazing recipes, I feel like I’m going all Folgers Crystals with it (anyone remember those commercials?!) to see how I can secretly replace (fill in not-so healthy ingredient) with Spaghetti Squash and see if anyone can tell the difference.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust
I may or may not have wanted to lick my computer screen when I saw this delicious looking Margherita pizza with a Spaghetti Squash crust by A Beautiful Mess. I know about a Cauliflower pizza crust, but the spag squash crust, ah brilliant! I find that Spaghetti Squash makes a scrumptious complement to tomatoes or tomato sauces/bases. The (fill in the blank) on this one, the carby crust!
A Beautiful Mess
Bacon, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Fritters
Well played, Julia’s Album, well played. Parmesan. Spaghetti Squash. Bacon. Fritter. Yes. And in that order. The sour cream and green onions are a nice addition to top off all of the other goodness. These would make great savory party fare.
Spaghetti Squash Carbonara
I love that you can still capture the rich and creamy goodness of a traditional Carbonara with this delicious, healthier version by Hugs and Cookies xoxo.
Hugs and Cookies xoxo
Tex Mex Spaghetti Squash Boats
Do these boats by ifoodreal remind anyone else of a Chipotle burrito boat? This looks so hearty and satisfying, all while feeding my frequent craving for some good Tex Mex!
Cincinnati Chili with Spaghetti Squash
Since moving around the corner from a Skyline Chili last year, I’ve had a craving for their Cincinnati chili. My favorite style is the 5-way, but it’s just too much of (a bunch of the fill in the blank ingredients!). I lightened up this recipe by substituting the spaghetti with it’s faux counterpart (the squash), and reduced fat cheese. It hit the spot and totally squelched my craving.
Spaghetti Squash Caprese Bake
I love a good, fresh Caprese salad, and I love the idea of turning this wonderful layering of flavors into a substantial baked dish, à la Pink Troll Kitchen.
Pink Troll Kitchen
Spaghetti Squash “Pasta” Primavera
I’m looking forward to being able to get more fresh veggies with Spring around the corner, and this light “Pasta” Primavera by Lexi’s Clean Kitchen can be loaded up with a garden full of them. This recipe exemplifies that light does not have to mean light on flavor!
Lexi’s Clean Kitchen
Spinach and Artichoke Spaghetti Squash
This bowl of Spinach and Artichoke goodness by Taste and Tell Blog is spot on! Why are spinach and artichokes so good together?! I don’t know, but they just are.
Taste and Tell Blog
Have you experienced the guiltless delight of spaghetti squash? If not, any of these flavorfull recipes would serve as a lovely introduction for you!