Skip to main content

Try These 5-Star Toppings on Spaghetti Squash for Easy, Satisfying Paleo-Friendly Meals

We love fall and winter squash, but spaghetti squash lands at the top of the list because of its ability to go from a straight-up vegetable to a full meal deal. Just add toppings! Here are some of our greatest sauce/meat/chili hits, all receiving 5-star ratings from our community of enthusiastic reviewers. Try one, or try 'em all and serve up your own feedback in the "Review It" tab of the recipes.

So Saucy

This golden squash gets its name from its uncanny ability to mimic the pasta, so let's take a dip into that traditional territory. These hearty sauces score big points for delivering on the flavor. Please pass the Parm!

Watch the short video below for a step-by-step guide to making the top-rated Spinach Basil Pesto:


More: Do This to Get the Longest Spaghetti Squash Noodles

So Spicy

Curries are typically served on top a steaming bowl of rice, but the neutral flavor and al dente texture of spaghetti squash makes a fine platform for the spicy stews from around the globe. Here are a few faves.

Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken

Photo by Chef John

More: How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

So Meaty

So Chili

Let's hit the refresh button on Chili Mac and swap out those noodles for something that's low carb. There's absolutely no shame in finishing off this combo with a dollop of sour cream, homemade salsa or crumbled cojita cheese. That's gonna take the chill off.

Beef Bean and Beer Chili

Photo by Chef John

Looking for more plant-based inspiration?

Canned Cannellini Beans Are the Key to 10 Easy, Healthy Dinners

This Simple Trick Will Help You Eat More Squash

8 Popular Slow Cooker Recipes for the Mediterranean Diet

10 Vegetarian Recipes for Die-Hard Meat Lovers

Savory Oat Risotto Makes the World a Better Place

About Leslie Kelly

Always hungry to learn, never had my fill of oysters, Memphis dry rub ribs, wild salmon, chocolate chip cookies or a well-rolled lumpia. Washington state wine lover, bourbon fan. Totally obsessed with brunch!