Spaghetti Squash Pasta Boat!

Spaghetti Squash Pasta Boat

Vegan | Paleo | Low Carb | Gluten Free

This was a recipe I made about a year ago when I was only doing paleo but not combined with keto. If your heart screams Italian pasta but your waistline says no, fear not! This recipe is lower calorie and lower carbs than traditional pasta but still tastes just as good! I think the best way to have it is to top the spaghetti boats with ooey, gooey, chew-in-your-mouth, sex-on-your-tastebuds, melted mozarella cheese, but if you’re vegan or paleo, simply omitt and just stick with sauteed vegetables with tomato sauce and seasonings of your choice.

Oh, did I mention the best part of this recipe is that it’s Vegan and paleo?



I seriously wish I had cheese to top.


The camera does not do the food any justice. It tasted SO GOOD.

Spaghetti Squash Boat!


  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 1/2 lb extra lean ground beef(omit and use sauteed veggies if vegan)
  • 1/2 chopped onion
  • 1-2 cups chopped vegetables of choice
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (optional--omit if paleo)


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  1. Bake at 350F for 25-40 minutes cut side down. Every 10 or so minutes, flip it over so cut side is up.
  2. Meanwhile, brown the beef and add in the vegetables. I drained excess oil on a paper towel, but that's optional.
  3. Take the squash out of the oven and with a fork, start stranding the squash. It should be tender and strings should rise with ease. If not, bake for another 10 minutes.
  4. Place cooked meat and vegetable inside the squash, Top with tomato sauce and mix it all up. Option to add cheese on top.
  5. Place back in the oven at 350F for another 5-10 minutes.

Adapted from my TumblrA link up to AmandaJenn, Heather, Katie, Katie, Laura and Becky for their awesome fitness and food related link ups. Check out their blogs!

Squashes or Pumpkins?

Apple, pumpkin, or apple pie?


  • WHOA! I have never seen a spaghetti squash that has green stripes on it!! That’s crazy cool! I am sooooo utterly OBSESSED with spaghetti squash too! I am sure I have told you this, because I have really told the entire world by now! LOL!

  • Patty @

    Will definitely be making this this week since I have a spaghetti squash in my fridge. This looks seriously delicious. I had to get a tiny one though bc my boyfriend refuses to try it lol

  • Yummy! I love spaghetti squash but it’s not quite in season here yet. I’m dying to get my hands on some!

  • Amanda H

    Mmm I love spaghetti squash and I’m so glad it’s back in season! This looks amazing! #wowlinkup

  • Marnie @ SuperSmartMama

    Hi, found you through Jenn’s WIAW. I love the idea of presenting the meat sauce inside the spaghetti squash! How pretty!

  • i cant discriminate between pumpkin and squash. Also very nice to meet a runner..

  • I do a very similar veggie version-love spaghetti squash

  • I have never tried spaghetti squash but my client swears by it. Your recipe makes me want to give it a try. #wowlinkup

  • This looks delicious!! I am a bit tired of spaghetti squash so I have been doing this with zucchini instead. I will say that this has me craving meat sauce.

  • I can smell the deliciousness through the screen! You better go Linda!! Great job.

  • looks amazing!

  • Lex

    Cool idea! Thanks for sharing this recipe! #wowlinkup

  • Katie

    YUM!! Happy Friday – thanks for linking up!!

  • Sprint2theTable

    I do stuff like this all the time! Spaghetti squash can be anything. It’s amazing…. like all squashes. 🙂

  • Catherine Basu

    This looks SO delicious!!!! Love how there aren’t a ton of ingredients either mmmmmmm Thanks for sharing #wowlinkup

  • Katie

    I LOVE spaghetti squash with pasta sauce. Thanks for the reminder to pick some up next time I am at the store 🙂

  • Why choose? I just bought a kabocha today and enjoyed it with all my heart!!