22 Paleo Spaghetti Squash Recipes For Every Meal
By: Amanda Suazo
Move over, pumpkin: Spaghetti squash is a gourd you’ll want to make all year round. Unlike other winter squashes, spaghetti squash contains very little starch and few carbs. Plus, with a mellow flavor, spaghetti squash recipes make an easy way to get more veggies in your diet.
Spaghetti squash is naturally low in starches and carbohydrates, and is packed with antioxidants such as lutein and zeaxanthin. Since it also contains very little fat and calories, spaghetti squash recipes are the perfect opportunity to load up on healthy fats and protein.
From pasta to pizza crust, use these paleo spaghetti squash recipes whenever you need a nutritious boost in your meal:
Breakfast spaghetti squash recipes
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No flour, no problem: This gluten-free quiche gets an upgrade with a buttery spaghetti squash crust that holds up when you slice it. To keep it more Bulletproof, use pastured bacon and swap the bell pepper for lightly steamed asparagus. Enjoy fully cooked eggs only once in a while as well — eggs are more optimal when yolks are runny and whites are just cooked.
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Squash halves get stuffed with paleo goodies like spinach, coconut milk, and runny eggs. To keep this spaghetti squash recipe more Bulletproof, swap the sausage with pastured bacon, lightly steam spinach before adding to the recipe, and only enjoy the garlic and onions on occasion.
This single-serve breakfast incorporates layers of creamy avocado, cooked spaghetti squash, and runny eggs, plus an energizing drizzle of Brain Octane Oil. If you meal prep your spaghetti squash ahead of time, this recipe also makes a fast low-carb breakfast.
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Spice up your breakfast with this sizzling combination of spaghetti squash, crisp bacon, and jalapeños. Omit the peppers if you’re sensitive to nightshades, use pastured bacon, and swap the onion with your favorite anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to stay more Bulletproof.
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This simple breakfast casserole uses a blend of shredded sweet potato, spaghetti squash, herbs, and eggs for a breakfast you can enjoy hot or cold. To stay more Bulletproof, enjoy fully cooked eggs, onions, and garlic only on occasion.
Spaghetti squash recipes: Main dishes
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No salsa here: Instead, this spaghetti squash recipe uses warm spices like turmeric and cinnamon to season ground beef, then stuffs it into spaghetti squash halves. To keep this recipe Bulletproof, use grass-fed beef, skip the onion, garlic, and nutritional yeast, and use an avocado oil mayo.
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This paleo take on spaghetti casserole uses no noodles or cheese. A rich mix of beef, tomato sauce, and spaghetti squash strands gets topped with tomato slices and baked for a flavorful one-dish meal. If you’re sensitive to nightshades, avoid making this dish — and to stay more Bulletproof, only enjoy the garlic and onions in here once in a while.
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Instead of heavy cream, this casserole-style spaghetti squash recipe gets all its creaminess from full-fat coconut milk. Add it to your dish with cooked spaghetti squash, broccoli, and bacon for a filling meal or side dish. To keep this one Bulletproof, use pastured bacon and swap the garlic for your favorite herbs.
This easy spaghetti squash casserole is packed with fiber and protein. Browning the aromatics with sausage add a delicious dimension of flavor. To keep it paleo, opt for high-quality sausage with minimal ingredients, and use a spaghetti sauce made with no added sugar.
Spaghetti squash recipes: Pasta swaps
Upgrade your spaghetti nights with this easy grain-free recipe. Roast your spaghetti squash, then toss in a rich bolognese-style sauce for a paleo dinner your whole family will love.
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Nutty spaghetti squash gets tossed in an herby pesto sauce with tender gems of chicken and bacon. To stay more Bulletproof, use a pesto without cheese or nutritional yeast, and keep your chicken and bacon pastured (and avoid overcooking).
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This paleo take on a classic pasta dish mixes buttery spaghetti squash noodles with tender, lemony chunks of shrimp. Avoid microwaving your squash here and roast with avocado oil instead of olive oil. Use grass-fed butter or ghee and pick up wild-caught shrimp for this recipe to stay Bulletproof.
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With classic ingredients like shredded chicken, celery, and carrots, this chicken soup is still satisfying even though it swaps conventional noodles with spaghetti squash. To stay more Bulletproof, use pastured chicken and bone broth, trade the onion for a leek, and use fresh high-quality ground pepper.
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This take on traditional spaghetti carbonara uses quality fats protein so you won’t even miss the pasta. Like the traditional recipe, the “noodles” get coated in a silky egg-based sauce with crisp chunks of bacon. Swap the garlicky olive oil with grass-fed ghee, and keep your chicken and bacon pastured to stay more Bulletproof.
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The crunch from fresh veggies in this recipe balances perfectly with the tender chicken and soft spaghetti squash noodles, all tossed together with coconut aminos and salt. To make this spaghetti squash recipe more Bulletproof, use pastured chicken, skip the onion, and steam your cabbage separately before including in the recipe.
Spaghetti squash recipes: Side dishes
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Instant Pot recipes cook food quickly and easily — even hard-skinned gourds like spaghetti squash. Use this recipe to make soft spaghetti squash noodles for all your favorite recipes, or as a simple side dish.
Use this spaghetti squash recipe as the base for pastured beef meatballs, cauliflower-based pasta sauces, or enjoy all on its own. Make it Bulletproof and swap the olive oil for avocado oil or ghee, skip the nutritional yeast, and swap the garlic powder for more herbs.
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Spaghetti squash makes the perfect gluten-free swap in this cold pasta salad. With fresh herbs and chunks of bacon, this side dish also tastes delicious warmed up. Stay Bulletproof and use ghee instead of bacon grease to roast your squash, and make sure your bacon is pastured.
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Make this dippable, kid-friendly, and perfectly crisp side side dish without no potatoes! If using a gelatin egg, use a pastured gelatin like Collagelatin to keep this spaghetti squash recipe Bulletproof.
Spaghetti squash recipes: Bread
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Using a mix of cooked spaghetti squash and coconut flour, this recipe makes a base sturdy enough to hold all your favorite paleo pizza toppings. To make this spaghetti squash recipe Bulletproof, simply swap the garlic powder with more herbs.
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Here’s a unique way to get your veggies and enjoy a sandwich at the same time. 😉 If you have leftover spaghetti squash, this recipe fries up buns quickly with a few other ingredients like coconut flour and eggs. Make it more Bulletproof and fry in avocado oil or ghee instead of olive oil, and skip the garlic.
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This soft, wrappable spaghetti squash bread works for everything from sandwich wraps to paleo taquitos, and uses simple ingredients like herbs and ground flax. To stay Bulletproof here, only enjoy flax once in a while, since it can irritate your gut.
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