Sunday, September 29, 2013

Spaghetti Squash Bake

I discovered this delicious lasagna-esque meal a while ago in a Kraft Food magazine and then made it my own. It's changed and morphed over the years as to what goes in it, but it always ends up tasting awesome. It's also an excellent gluten free way to make "lasagna."

You can add whatever spices you like to it in order to change the taste of it. Some of our personal favourites include adding chili powder and sautéing the veggies in Catalina salad dressing, adding tex-mex seasoning and using spicy oil, or using flavoured canned tomatoes like Cracked Black Pepper.

The base recipe is provided here... you can experiment with your own flavourings, or just make it as is which pairs really well with chicken parmesan!

Spaghetti Squash Bake


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, cooked
  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 zucchini, diced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 TBS Olive Oil


1. Heat olive oil in non-stick frying pan and sauté zucchini, onions and celery until tender.
2. Pre-Heat oven to 425 degrees.
3. Scoop out cooked spaghetti squash into large glass baking dish. Add it in sautéed veggies and canned tomatoes. Mix well to combine. Add 1 cup shredded cheese and 1/2 cup parmesan cheese and mix well again.
4. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until cheese on top is browned and bubbly.


  1. Wow, looks as though tonight has it's culinary fill for me! I do a lot of spaghetti, so this is a wonderful recipe!

    1. Thanks for your comment! It makes a really great alternative to traditional spaghetti and the spice/flavour combos you can try out with it really are pretty well endless.

  2. Sarah, that sounds wonderful. I'm going to save your recipe for the times we just don't feel like starch and meat. :)

    1. Thanks for your comment, Veronica. We've added chopped up sausage to it before to make it a complete meal, or we'll serve it with Chicken Parmesan or a Stuffed Chicken Breast sometimes too. It also makes a nice vegetarian meal on its own though as well. Enjoy!

  3. LOVE spaghetti squash recipes! Haven't made one in a while, but you're inspiring me for one of my next "What's for Dinner? Wednesday" healthy meal posts. Thanks!

    1. Thanks for your comment Catherine. Inspiration is what it's all about! Enjoy. :)