Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Sauce

I have been trying to experiment with grain free pastas lately.  I first made my Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto.  That was a huge hit, so I thought I would try spaghetti squash next.  That is how this Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Sauce was born.  Now this pesto sauce is different.  It is made with hemp oil. If you haven’t had hemp oil, you should give it a try!  Not only is it healthy, it has a very nice nutty taste!

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Spaghetti squash is super easy to make.  No spiralizer needed!  It is very naturally very stringy, so you just need to scoop it out once roasted.

Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Sauce

Prep Time 10 min Cook Time 40 min Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

A super healthy, low carb, grain free pasta option!


    For the Spaghetti

    • 1 spaghetti squash

    For the Pesto


    1. Preheat the oven to 350.
    2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds.
    3. Brush the squash with oil and lay face down on a lined baking sheet .
    4. Bake for about 40 minutes.
    5. While the squash is roasting. Make the pesto.
    6. In a food processor , combine all the pesto ingredients, except the water, and mix well.
    7. Slowly, 1 tablespoon at a time, add water until you reach a desired consistency.
    8. Once the squash is done, use a fork to pull out the spaghetti.
    9. Toss the pesto on top and serve immediately or refrigerate for later.


    Recipe Notes

    This dish should last about a week in the fridge. The pesto sauce may be frozen, but I am not sure if the squash can be.

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    28 thoughts to “Spaghetti Squash with Pesto Sauce”

    1. I think you would love this website, if you haven't already discovered it. They have great veggie noodle recipes. All made with the spiralizer! Thanks for all your great recipes!
    2. Im always looking for good ideas to cook spaghetti squash. I love fresh basil so this is great! Have never used nutritional yeast though...
      1. Nutritional yeast just adds a nutty and cheesy taste. People either love it or hate it. I really love it. It's also loaded with b vitamins and fiber. Nothing like bread yeast at all.
    3. I just have to say that I LOVE all of your recipes. Last year I discovered clean eating and since finding out how great it makes me feel, I have used so many of your recipes to keep me sane! I have tried really hard to cut out refined sugar and you have so many great alternatives. Thank you so much!
    4. Is there something I could substitute for Hemp oil?? Since having to change my diet I don't have space for all the specialized gluten free items..Help!
    5. I love your recipes and can't wait to try the spaghetti squash with pesto! I will probably substitute olive oil for the hemp oil. I'm assuming the oil is just for the squash and not to be put in the pesto sauce, correct?

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