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50 Best Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes and 21 Alternatives

As promised, I’ve found some recipes for spaghetti squash, as well as some alternatives to spaghetti squash. These alternatives will allow you to make vegetable noodles with zucchini and other vegetables.

The Website “Inspiralized” has an article called:  SPAGHETTI SQUASH VERSUS ZUCCHINI PASTA: A HEALTHY & FRIENDLY COMPARISON. They compare nutrient values of spaghetti squash and zucchini. You can click the link above to see the full article. Here is a chart, from that article, comparing the cooking times, shapes, etc…of the two vegetables:


First off, 50 spaghetti squash recipes from Country Living Magazine. Some examples include “Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash Bowls, Lemon and Herb Spaghetti Squash with Roasted Shrimp, and Spaghetti Squash, Quinoa, and Parmesan Fritters.

You’ll be amazed at how easy, cheap, and versatile it is to cook with this seasonal vegetable.

For the 50 Healthy Recipes from

Country living magazine:

50 Best Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes – How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

The next set of recipes are  alternatives to spaghetti squash, although I think there is at least 1 spaghetti squash recipe in the bundle. To make these recipes you’ll need a “Spiralizer”, which simply is a tool to convert your veggies into noodles.  You can find one at here, at Amazon anywhere from $10 to $30 or more. You can make zucchini noodles without a spiralizer, but for the harder veggies, such as beets or sweet potatoes, or to make “true” noodles, requires a spiralizer. They are fairly inexpensive and easy to use.

If you are interested in making zucchini noodles without a spiralizer, here is a short video (2:18) demonstrating 3 techniques. After watching the video,  and having done my share of “peeling” and “grating” in my life, it’s my feeling that spiralizers are much easier. You be the judge:

Ok, onto the next set of recipes. Below are 21 alternative noodle recipes. They include everything from zucchini and cucumbers to beets and sweet potatoes. You’ll see the zucchini noodles referred to as “zoodles” for short. This term has firmly taken hold all over the internet. Recipes in this bundle include: Beet Noodle Arugula Salad, Paleo Zucchini Noodles with Meat Sauce, and Southwest Sweet Potato Noodle Bowl. I hope you enjoy, and let me know if you make any of these amazing recipes.


Avoid grains by making noodles out of vegetables—from sweet potatoes to cucumbers—they’re an excellent way to squeeze in nutrients and flavor.

For the 21 Alternative Noodle Recipes:

21 Alternative Pasta Recipes for Pasta Lovers

About Tamara Hoerner (1000 Articles)
I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a MS degree in Holistic Nutrition. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.”

8 Comments on 50 Best Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes and 21 Alternatives

  1. Hi Purple Almond,
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  2. Hi Purple Almond,
    This is my second comment, so you may find the first in your spam folder. I told you how much I like Robin Williams and almonds.
    Congratulations on being Danny Ray’s featured blogger. I was his featured blogger too.
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    • Thank you Janice. I’ll check spam for your other message, as I haven’t seen one from you before. I don’t normally check the spam folder.
      Yes, I’m excited to be part of the Dream Big team. I am finding the blogging world to be wonderful and very supportive of each other. I’ll check out your blog. Thanks for looking at mine! 🙂

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      • Hi Tamara,
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  3. I love pasta but! I don’t love all the calories and carbs it comes with, thanks for sharing this 😃

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