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Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls (Keto)

Low-Carb Spaghetti Squash Burrito Bowls made with winter squash for a keto-friendly burrito treat. Top these beauties with your favorite toppings for a comforting dinner. If you a.) love spaghetti squash, b.) enjoy a good burrito situation, c.) enjoy a  whole food and/or low-carb lifestyle, or d.) any combination of the aforementioned, then these Spaghetti …

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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!

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!

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Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash (Paleo, Keto, Whole30)

Chicken Pesto Spaghetti Squash is an ultra easy meal to prepare that happens to be paleo, whole30, low-carb, and delicious! Make it for the whole family or as a meal prep recipe. If I had a dollar for every time I’ve made this chicken pesto spaghetti squash… …I’d be cashing in early retirement in the …

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How to Roast Delicata Squash

How to roast delicata squash – a photo tutorial showing an easy method for oven roasting squash, along with ideas for incorporating delicata squash into your meals.

Are you curious about delicata squash (or any other variety of winter squash for that matter), but are a bit timid to dive in? Never fear!

The process or preparing most varieties of winter squash is roughly the same across the board. Basically, if you’ve ever roasted one type (butternut squash, for instance), you’ve roasted them all! 

And if you’ve never prepared a winter squash in your life, no worries! I’ll get you all squared away in this post!

A photo tutorial on how to roast delicata squash

First things first, let’s talk flavor.

WHAT DOES DELICATA SQUASH TASTE LIKE?

I find the flavor of delicata squash to be extremely pleasing! It is very sweet and buttery in flavor and is nice and creamy in texture. To me, it tastes even sweeter than acorn squash and butternut squash and has a similar sweetness to kabocha squash.

So let’s roast it!

HOW TO ROAST DELICATA SQUASH:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place delicata squash on a cutting board and use a sharp knife to cut the tips and tails off of the squash. 

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Cut each squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds and innerds with a metal spoon.

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Drizzle squash with avocado oil (or high-temperature cooking oil of choice) and use your hands to spread it all over the exposed flesh so that it is well-coated. Sprinkle the flesh with sea salt.

Place squash cut-side down on a large baking sheet. Bake 30 to 40 minutes, until squash is very soft when poked with a fork.

Serve squash with your favorite main entree! 

CAN I CHOP DELICATA SQUASH INTO CUBES BEFORE ROASTING IT?

If you’re looking for cubed roasted delicata squash, no sweat! Simply use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin off of the squash before chopping it into cubes and roasting it. If you go this route, roast at 375 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes, turning once after 15 minutes.

WHAT CAN I DO WITH DELICATA SQUASH?

Once you have roasted (or steamed, pressure cooked, etc) delicata squash, you can use it in innumerable ways. Here are some ideas!

EAT IT AS IS: I enjoy delicata squash so much that I love consuming it fresh out of the oven alongside some animal protein and a side salad. I just sprinkle it with sea salt and use a spoon to scoop the flesh out of the peel. You can also drizzle it with pure maple syrup, sprinkle it with ground cinnamon, and/or add butter. It’s just so dang good!

SOUP: You can make a creamy soup out of it by adding it to a blender with broth, onion, garlic, and coconut milk (or cream if you aren’t dairy-free) – just be sure to remove the outer peel first! If you’re looking for a recipe to go off of, you can follow my Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Soup recipe, using delicata squash instead of sweet potato.

SALAD: Love adding roasted vegetables to your salads? ME TOO! If you add delicata squash to a salad, be sure you peel the squash before roasting it and chopping it into cubes for ease of consumption. Just have a look at my Roasted Butternut Squash Chicken Spinach Salad for example.

MAKE IT BOOZY: Many moons ago, I posted a recipe for Roasted Acorn Squash with Bourbon Butter and Honey. Just typing the words makes my mouth water! The bourbon seriously does magical tricks to the winter squash. You can apply the same concept here!

STUFF IT!: My favorite method of eating delicata squash aside from just straight out of the oven with a spoon is stuffing it with a meat, rice, and/or vegetable medly. I’ll be posting a recipe soon to show you how I’ve been stuffing my squash lately. 

PANCAKES: You think I’m joking, but I’m not! Most types of winter squash work marvelously in baked treats and pancakes. Follow my recipe for Butternut Squash Pancakes or Vegan Sweet Potato Pancakes using roasted and mashed delicata squash.

 

And so much more!

 

Let me know how you like to eat your delicata squash!

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Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests

Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests are an easy, fun, and clean breakfast! Low-carb, paleo, keto, and whole30, this winning breakfast is fun for the whole family!

About 17,000 years ago, I posted a recipe for Acorn Squash Egg-in-the-Hole

One fine morning, I was itching for something a little different for breakfast. Still clean and filling…just…different. The acorn squash egg-in-the-hole jumped into my mind’s eye, and then I became even more creative. What if I do the same thing, but with spaghetti squash??

I am, after all, wholeheartedly obsessed with the squash o’ spaghet. 

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The way I see it, these Spaghetti Squash Egg Nests are a fun changeup to the morning ush, regardless of your age. I don’t have kids, but if I did, I imagine I’d be making these on the reg!

They are both fun and easy to prepare. PLUS, there’s plenty of room to changeup the approach to make these nests your own.

Let’s nestle in!

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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese (Low-Carb, Paleo)

Easy, comforting spaghetti squash bolognese made with straight-forward, simple ingredients. This gem of a dinner is perfect for meal prepping and also easy to throw together any night of the week. This post is sponsored by Thrive® Culinary Algae Oil. You’re looking at one of my favorite dinner staples. This Spaghetti Squash Bolognese is my …

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Red Curry Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Thai-style red curry meatballs with an easy red curry sauce and spaghetti squash make for a clean and hearty dinner! Make it ahead of time and enjoy throughout the week!

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Did you check out the Thai Meatballs from the Keto Quick Start Cookbook I posted a few weeks ago? I thought I’d re-visit the topic, because, you guys, these meatballs are SO GOOD! Let’s make a thing of them, shall we?

All we’re doing here is baking up a batch of the Thai Meatballs, whipping up a red curry sauce, and roasting a butternut squash. Three components, minimal effort, ALL THE FLAVOR!

Put everything in a big bowl, mix it all around, and enjoy this hearty, nutritious meal!

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These bowls are:

  • Paleo
  • Low-Carb // Keto as long as you don’t go crazy with the spaghetti squash
  • Whole30
  • Clean and tasty!

Lettuce discuss this red curry sauce situation.

Homemade Red Curry Sauce

All you need is full-fat canned coconut milk, red curry paste (yes, this is store-bought, yup, we’re going for easy peasy here!), fresh ginger, and a touch of fish sauce. Simply heat it all up on the stove top and use it for all your red curry needs.

Which brings me to my next point: this red curry sauce is versatile AF! Use it to your heart’s delight to add Thai flair to any of your meals.

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Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Pecan Pesto

A clean and easy dinner recipe that happens to be whole30, vegan, paleo, and low-FODMAP. This spaghetti squash with roasted pecan pesto is a nutritious and super palate-pleasing meal for your busy weeknights.

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You’re looking at one of those embarrassingly simple recipes that I make far more frequently than I’d like to admit..

But you guys, I believe you need this.

What we have here is an ultra simple dish involving only seven ingredients. The recipe is crazy easy to prepare and is one of those household staples you’ll return to time and again.

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40 of THE BEST Spaghetti Squash Recipes

40 of THE BEST spaghetti squash recipes the internet has to offer, rounded up in one spot! These healthful, nutritious meals are either paleo, keto, vegan, or vegetarian, can be made any night of the week, and will be sure to nourish your belly all fall and winter long! So here we are, eyeballs deep …

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Basil Chicken Spaghetti Squash with Broccoli and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Basil chicken spaghetti squash with broccoli, spinach, sun-dried tomatoes, and feta makes for a comforting yet light dinner. This easy paleo, keto, and whole30-compliant recipe is a great go-to for any night of the week. The best meals are sometimes born from what is already right there in your house. All it takes is a …

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