It’s winter. It’s cold. And I’m doing Whole30.
And I want spaghetti. But pasta is off limits this month (like way off limits). I can’t have grains or beans, which eliminates pretty much all of my go-to gluten-free pasta brands.
And while I was upset about that for a hot minute, I quickly remembered that there’s a great alternative out there, and we all love it (as long as I don’t call it squash).
When I did my first Whole30, I relied heavily on spaghetti squash recipes to get me through the first couple of weeks when all I wanted was a big bowl of alfredo.
But I couldn’t have cheese (or dairy). I wasn’t really prepared for that the first time, but this round, I knew that with the temps in single digits I needed to have a backup plan.
This time, I prepared myself. I got a Whole30 Toolkit. I found a store that regularly stocks spaghetti squash. I tossed the garbage in the garbage (and internally freaked out about the money that I spent on those dang paleo cookies).
I knew that I needed to be ready for cravings, and potential food rage moments (it’s a real thing, I promise), and having a stockpile of menus, recipes, and some “cheat” meals (or at least they feel like cheats) has been awesome.
Granted, we’re only about a week in, but so far, I’ve made quite a few “pasta” dinners that have been huge hits, and the boys have not complained in the least.
And regardless of whether you’ve jumped on the #whole30january bandwagon or not, these winter-friendly recipes are to die for.
My Favorite Spaghetti Squash Recipes
- Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
- Crockpot Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs
- Spicy Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
- Very-Veggie Spaghetti Squash from iowagirleats.com
- Spaghetti Squash Casserole from wellplated.com
- Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats from skinnytaste.com
- Garlic Butter Chicken With Spaghetti Squash from laurafuentes.com
- Chili Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Bowls from makingthymeforhealth.com
- Creamy Lemon Basil Spaghetti Squash from jessiskitchen.com
- Margherita Spaghetti Squash Boats from getinspiredeveryday.com
- Spinach Artichoke Spaghetti Squash Recipe from tasteandtellblog.com
- Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust from abeautifulmess.com
- Spaghetti Squash With Sun Dried Tomato And Basil from primaverakitchen.com
- Easy 3-ingredient Twice-Baked Spaghetti Squash from homecookingmemories.com
- Spaghetti Squash With Pesto, Peas, And Shrimp from familyfoodonthetable.com
- Shrimp Scampi Spaghetti Squash Boats from wickedspatula.com
- Sausage + Kale Stuffed Spaghetti Squash from familyfoodonthetable.com
- Paleo Spaghetti Squash Noodles from spiritedandthensome.com
- Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Squash Boats from heartandstove.com
- Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Casserole from loriesmississippikitchen.com
- Tomato Basil Spaghetti Squash from babaganosh.org
- Loaded Spaghetti Squash Casserole Boats With Cheese & Spinach from artfrommytable.com
- Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Spaghetti Squash from mymoderncookery.com
What’s your favorite spaghetti squash recipe?