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4 Tasty Ways to Prepare Spaghetti Squash


Article by Kate Baxendale

Photography by Stock Images + Provided

If you're trying to cut carbs or if you're gluten intolerant, spaghetti squash is a wonderful alternative to pasta. When it's baked, the flesh shreds into lovely spaghetti-like strands—hence its name—and is loaded with fiber and nutrients! Not sure how to eat this happy yellow gourd? Here are four spaghetti squash recipes to try.

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Craving spaghetti and meatballs but don't want to go into a carb-induced coma? Spaghetti squash to the rescue! It pairs perfectly with these broiled turkey meatballs. Get the recipe from Country Living.

Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash

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When you swap out regular pasta for spaghetti squash, this shrimp scampi recipe from Damn Delicious clocks in at just half the calories! That's a win-win in my book.

Chicken and Broccoli Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash

This recipe from Food Network is like rich and creamy chicken and broccoli casserole without any carbs. Fill the squash shells with the mixture, top with cheese and broil them to bubbly perfection!

Burrito Spaghetti Squash Boats

This recipe from Delish is like eating a Chipotle burrito bowl minus the rice! Switch it up with ground turkey, tofu crumbles, bell peppers—whatever your heart desires.