Squash those pasta cravings: Spaghetti Squash Lasagna


Spaghetti squash is one of my favourite things to cook when I’m craving pasta. It gives you that pasta like feel but is loaded with fiber, vitamins A, C, and B and has a delicious subtle sweetness. This dish is the perfect healthy solution for any pasta craving.



2 large spaghetti squash (or 3 medium/small)

4 Tbsp. olive oil/avocado oil (divided)

1 ½ tsp. dried oregano

1 tsp. dried basil

2 tsp. onion powder

Salt and pepper to taste

2 bell peppers, diced

1 cup mushrooms, diced

1 zucchini, diced

½ onion, diced

1 can spicy tomato sauce (can add chili flakes to regular tomato sauce)


  1. Preheat oven to 375o.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half length-wise. Scoop out the seeds and drizzle with 2 Tbsp. oil and spices. Place flesh side down on a parchment lined baking sheet. *TIP – cut the ends off the squash before cutting in half (it will save you some energy and potentially a finger or two 😉 ).
  3. Place the squash in the oven and bake for 30-45 minutes. Timing depends on the size of your squash. You want the squash to be slightly tender (enough to prick with a fork), but not overly soft and mushy.
  4. Once cooked remove squash from the oven and let cool while you make the sauce.
  5. In a large skillet heat 2 Tbsp. oil (I like avocado oil) over medium heat. Add diced onions and peppers. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
  6. Add mushrooms and zucchini and cook another 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Add tomato sauce to the veggies and heat through for a couple minutes. Remove from heat.
  8. Using a fork scoop squash into a greased 9×11 baking dish. Arrange squash so it covers the entire bottom of the dish. *TIP – using a fork helps create the spaghetti like strands.
  9. Pour sauce to cover the squash and bake at 375o for 10-15 minutes, just until the sauce is bubbling and everything is heated through.



*for a make ahead meal assemble the lasagna, cover and freeze. When you’re ready to eat, defrost and heat through in the oven.

Banish those pasta cravings and discover a new favourite recipe.




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