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Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Vegan)

Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach makes for a flavorful healthy side dish or light dinner. Paleo, keto, low-carb, and vegan!

Make it as a meal prep recipe or for serving guests!

Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash - vegan, paleo, dairy-free, grain-free, low-carb, keto, healthy side dish or dinner recipe

Feeling like a creamy, dreamy yet healthful dish that will tickle your taste buds and is crazy easy to make??

This simple 6-Ingredient Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash is here for you, AND it’s bringing with it sun-dried tomatoes and artichoke hearts.

::Swoon!::

You’ll never believe how easy this recipe is to make.

The only time consuming part about it is roasting the spaghetti squash. The good news is you can multitask while it is roasting, as the squash requires zero attention once it’s in the oven!

After the squash is roasted, the remainder of the recipe comes together in a split second – ideal for those evenings you want something comforting and seemingly fancy but don’t feel like exerting yourself in the kitchen.

Let’s make it!

Vegan Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach - a creamy dairy-free spaghetti squash recipe that is paleo, low-carb and keto

How to Make Tuscan Spaghetti Squash:

Begin by roasting the spaghetti squash. If you aren’t familiar with the process, no sweat! You can follow my instructions on How To Roast Spaghetti Squash or Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash.

Cooked spaghetti squash on a white plate, sprinkled with pepper and parsley

Once the spaghetti squash has finished roasting and is cool enough to handle, use a fork to release the spaghetti strands and place them in a large bowl (or large 4-cup measuring cup if you have one).

Heat the coconut milk in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat until it comes to a full boil.

Add the garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally until garlic is very fragrant, about 3 minutes.

Add the spaghetti squash to the skillet and stir well. Add the baby spinach and cover. Cook until spinach has wilted.

Remove the lid and stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, dried parsley, sea salt and black pepper. Continue cooking another 2 to 3 minutes until all ingredients are well-combined and the sauce is nice and thick.

Serve alongside your favorite entree, and enjoy! I recommend my Crispy Basil Baked Chicken  or Gluten-Free Chicken Marsala.

Paleo Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts and spinach - a creamy dairy-free spaghetti squash recipe that is vegan, low-carb and keto - make it as a side dish or main entree

Tips For Preparing This Recipe:

Be sure to measure your spaghetti squash noodles to ensure you have enough sauce – you can always add more coconut milk, garlic, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach or artichoke hearts depending on how much spaghetti squash you have.

If you’d like, you can chop the artichoke hearts to incorporate them into the spaghetti squash in smaller pieces, or you can leave them as is.

Recipe Adaptations:

  • Add ½ cup chopped yellow onion and sauté until brown.
  • Add capers and/or kalamata olives for even more briny flavor.
  • Stir in ½ cup grated parmesan cheese or ⅓ cup feta cheese crumbles if you do dairy.
  • Add 1 large chopped chicken breast and cook in the coconut milk with the garlic to make a meat lovers main entrée of this recipe.
Vegan Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spinach - paleo, low-carb, keto healthy side dish or entree

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Creamy Vegan Tuscan Spaghetti Squash

Yield: 3 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Creamy Vegan Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with sun-dried tomatoes and spinach is a healthy side dish or entree.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Begin by roasting the spaghetti squash by following my instructions on How To Roast Spaghetti Squash or Instant Pot Spaghetti Squash.

Cooked spaghetti squash on a white plate, sprinkled with pepper and parsley

2. Once the spaghetti squash has finished roasting and is cool enough to handle, use a fork to release the spaghetti strands and place them in a large bowl (or large 4-cup measuring cup if you have one).

3. Heat the coconut milk in a medium-sized skillet over medium-high heat until it comes to a full boil.

4. Add the garlic and sauté, stirring occasionally until garlic is very fragrant, about 3 minutes.

5. Add the spaghetti squash to the skillet and stir well. Add the baby spinach and cover. Cook until spinach has wilted.

6. Remove the lid and stir in the sun-dried tomatoes, artichoke hearts, dried parsley, sea salt and black pepper. Continue cooking another 2 to 3 minutes until all ingredients are well-combined and the sauce is nice and thick.

7. Serve alongside your favorite entrée, and enjoy! You can also add your favorite protein such as chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken, shrimp, or ground turkey to the meal.

Nutrition Information
Yield 3 Serving Size 1 of 3
Amount Per Serving Calories 171Total Fat 10gUnsaturated Fat 0gCarbohydrates 19gFiber 4gSugar 8gProtein 4g
Creamy Tuscan Spaghetti Squash with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, and spinach. An easy side dish that is whole30, paleo, vegan, keto, and healthy!

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Laurie A

Thursday 2nd of February 2023

I made this recipe this week with our homegrown squash. We both enjoyed it, and I'm not a squash lover. I'm thankful to have a recipe that will help me use up some of the remaining squash. Thanks!

Julia

Friday 3rd of February 2023

I'm so happy you like it, Laurie! I love that the recipe makes the squash taste so inviting too. :) Thanks for the sweet note! xo

Lynn

Tuesday 1st of November 2022

Delicious! Added the onion, capers and Kalamata olives. Also garbanzo beans that had been roasted a bit.

Julia

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

OOh, I love all of those additions! Sounds amazing! xoxo

Lauren

Wednesday 19th of October 2022

Can I sub coconut milk for oat milk?

Julia

Thursday 20th of October 2022

Hi Lauren! I wouldn't recommend using a lower fat non-dairy milk like oat milk or almond milk because the flavor will be off and the sauce won't be as thick and rich. If you can do dairy, you can swap the full-fat coconut milk for half & half or heavy cream :) Hope you enjoy!!

Sara

Thursday 29th of September 2022

This looks superb Julia! 😍 What non-meat proteins would you suggest I could add to make it more of a substantial meal?

Carla Hoy

Sunday 25th of September 2022

Can you freeze it for a meal for later, the Tuscan spaghetti squash

Julia

Monday 26th of September 2022

Hi Carla! I haven't tried freezing it myself, but I believe it would work just fine. In general recipes that have a decent amount of sauce and fat tend to hold up well in the freezer :) Let me know if you try it! xo

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