Welcome fall with this creamy, healthy and comforting spaghetti squash alfredo recipe… Plus, it only takes 20 minutes to make!
Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Recipe
The heat came on in our apartment this morning – gasp!
The wind is violently blowing rain and leaves at our windows and the sky is black and angry. It’s pretty stormy out there and it couldn’t be more obvious that summer has officially left Brooklyn. Okay, I’ll admit I’m a little sad to say goodbye to hot, sunny days but I’ll also admit to loving fall with its cooler temperatures and vibrant colors. I think every season has something wonderful to offer and to me fall means more quiet evenings at home, snuggling on the couch with my lovely husband and kitty. It also means the return of some of my favorite tv shows (I’m totally obsessed with Nashville these days!) and hearty, comforting dishes like this easy spaghetti squash alfredo recipe.
Cooking with spaghetti squash is easy when you know how to tackle this big yellow gourd. You can bake, microwave, stir fry, fry and flavor it with just about anything! It’s a comfort food that’s low in calories and fat and can act as a substitute to pasta or noodles.
A bowl of fettuccine alfredo can be very heavy and high in fat – it’s one of those meals that tastes great while you eat it but is soon followed by feelings of guilt. And who wants to feel like they’ve put on 5 pounds in the duration of a meal, there’s nothing fun about that! Making a spaghetti squash alfredo is the answer to the problem! The spaghetti squash strings are nutritious and topped with an alfredo sauce made using 1% milk, a little butter, flour, powdered chicken stock and a dash of soy sauce.
It’s tasty, delightful – exquisite!
The funny thing about spaghetti squash is that no one requests it and yet everyone loves it! Every time I make a spaghetti squash dish there is never anything left to save for later. People always rave about it and run home to make one themselves. It’s awesome and you’ll feel very flattered I promise! 😉
The toppings I have chosen for this spaghetti squash alfredo recipe can be swapped for other herbs, or you can add a squirt of hot sauce, or another condiment of your choice. As I previously mentioned, spaghetti squash is really versatile.
I’m using a mix of chives, scallions and parsley because I love the combination of light, fresh and hearty. I then finished the dish by topping it with about a tablespoon of freshly grated parmesan cheese for more creaminess and a kick of umami. Scrumptious!
More squash recipes:
- spaghetti squash yakisoba
- spaghetti squash with mushrooms and parmesan cheese
- butternut squash and tomato penne
- sweet potato and squash puree
- simmered kabocha squash Japanese style
Did you like this Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Recipe? Are there changes you made that you would like to share? Share your tips and recommendations in the comment section below!