Over 15 Easy Spaghetti Squash Recipes for Dinner that are great whether you’re new to cooking spaghetti squash or a winter squash pro. These simple recipes will give you plenty of ideas and inspiration for using spaghetti squash as a main dish or side dish.
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If you’ve never cooked spaghetti squash, you might be thinking that it’s hard to cook with. Perhaps it might seem like it’s more trouble than it’s worth. That big, oblong yellow squash with its hard exterior and stringy insides can feel rather intimidating.
But, if you haven’t cooked spaghetti squash, I’m here to tell you that it’s not only easy, but that it might become your favorite winter squash of all. Of course, with the right recipes that is.
The first time I had spaghetti squash was when my husband and I were invited to a friends’ house. She was amazing cook, serving us a 4-course dinner that you would get in the fanciest of restaurants, but one of the most simple things she made that night was spaghetti squash.
But while her spaghetti squash dish was only a few ingredients, it was easily my most favorite thing she served that night. I always assumed I wouldn’t like spaghetti squash, but when she combined spaghetti squash with butter, Parmesan cheese, and bacon, it turned into something magical. So much so that I created my own version of that side dish. When the fall months start to roll around, you’ll find us eating that version and other spaghetti squash recipes A LOT.
Over time, people have made comments to me or asked me questions:
“How do you cook it?”
“That seems like way too much work.”
“I wouldn’t even know where to start with that thing.”
If any of these could be something you might think, you’re in the right place. Of course, even if you’re a spaghetti squash pro, you’re in the right place too. I love easy ways of using spaghetti squash, so collected over 15 easy spaghetti squash recipes to share with all of you. All of these recipes either don’t have a lot of ingredients and/or no complicated steps. To get to the recipes, just click on the photos or recipe titles and it will take you right to the page you need. And if you like these recipes, be sure to pin them on Pinterest or share them with your friends.