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What To Serve With Spaghetti Squash – 10 Tasty Side Dishes

Maria Foster
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by Maria Foster

Are you making spaghetti squash and don’t know what to serve with it? Maybe you are looking to mix up your meals and don’t know where to start? Or are you curious and want to know more?

What To Serve With Spaghetti Squash - 10 Tasty Side Dishes

Whatever the reason is that brought you here, we have the answers for you! Knowing what to serve with spaghetti squash can be tricky, especially if you don’t make it often.

You head online for some inspiration but are met with page after page of conflicting and contradicting suggestions. Frustrated and overwhelmed, you are left unsure where to turn or who to trust. How will you know what to serve with spaghetti squash now?

Well, by turning to us! Today, we are here with the answers you need. Keep reading to see 10 tasty side dishes that we recommend serving with spaghetti squash! Let’s not delay any longer and kick off our list today!

1. Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

First up, we have these delicious stuffed portobello mushrooms. They work well with the spaghetti squash and add a meaty taste to the dish, without adding any meat! These mushrooms are stuffed with cheese and veggies adding plenty of taste and nutrients to the dish.

The recipe is easy to follow, with five easy steps to follow. They are quick to make too, and can be done while you make your spaghetti! The dish can easily be made vegan too by swapping your cheese for a vegan alternative.

And you can add any veggies you have to your mushrooms, allowing you to utilize what you have in your fridge.

2. Mexican Spiced Cauliflower

That’s right, we have another tasty veggie side for you! This time, we have a paleo and vegan-friendly side that pairs beautifully with squash spaghetti.

The roasted cauliflower is packed full of tasty spices and flavors with an add of freshness thanks to the red opinion, cilantro, and lime juice!

The crispy cauliflower will bring a delightful texture to the spaghetti and is sure to convince any cauliflower haters to give the vegetable another chance! We recommend leaving the cauliflower to marinade for as long as possible to help the flavors soak into the vegetable.

If possible, leave for an hour or longer. Sure, it increases the preparation time, but we think it is worth it!

3. Steak Chili

If you want to add some meat to your spaghetti, try this steak chili recipe! It is the ultimate comfort food and one that will enhance your squash spaghetti. The chili is full of rich flavor and tender chunks of slow-cooked steak.

The meat stays super tender and falls apart as you bite into it, what more could you want? It’s the perfect addition to your spaghetti and is free from refined sugar and gluten! The instructions are easy to follow, allowing anyone to create this tasty dish.

Make sure you use chuck steak, as this will provide the dish with lots of beefy flavors. You can, of course, use a different cut if you prefer, but we recommend avoiding lean cuts as they will dry out after simmering, leaving you with tough pieces of meat that nobody wants!

4. Garlic Butter Shrimps

Another dish to serve with spaghetti squash is garlic butter shrimp. These work well as an appetizer, or added to your spaghetti for a delicious and tasty meal!

Plus, these take less than 20 minutes to make, allowing you to enjoy a tasty dish, even when you are in a rush. These pan-fried shrimp are coated in wonderful garlic butter with some spice thanks to the red pepper flakes.

You can customize the level of spice to suit your taste too, adding more or less as you see fit. The same applies to the lemon and garlic, you can create the balance of flavors that you love super easily with these shrimp.

5. Tofu Stir Fry

If you want a vegan dish to add to your spaghetti squash, this tofu stir fry is for you! The recipe, from BBC Good Food, is insanely easy to follow! It can also be made with children and comes with some top tips that help enhance the flavors easily.

We do recommend that you season your tofu well, especially if you have never cooked with tofu before. Tofu can be quite bland if it is not seasoned well, which can ruin the dish.

If you can, leave your tofu to marinade in the seasoning for as long as possible to provide plenty of delicious flavors. We also recommend opting for low-sodium soy sauce as the recipe suggests to keep the salt content down in the dish.

6. Vegetable Stew With Dumplings

That’s right, we have another tasty vegan option for you! This vegetable stew with dumplings is the perfect pairing for spaghetti squash on a cold day. It is sure to warm you up and fill your body with the nutrients it needs.

The instructions are super easy to follow, with four easy steps that will allow you to make a delicious meal that can feed several people! You can use homemade dumplings or store-bought, the choice is yours.

Homemade dumplings are easy to make but will add to the cooking time of the dish, so it’s worth considering how much time you have before making your choice. There is plenty of flexibility with how you season the dish too.

You can add Italian seasoning, oregano, or any dry herbs that you have. We think basil and oregano work well, with a hint of chili to add some heat!

7. Broccoli Cheddar Soup

We know this might sound like an odd pairing with spaghetti squash, but trust us, it is sensational! The soup features pureed broccoli, a tasty broth, and some cheese, all of which work wonderfully with spaghetti!

You can serve the soup on the side, or pour over the spaghetti like a sauce. The recipe is super simple to follow and despite the pureed broccoli, there is still plenty of texture in the soup.

We recommend adding some all-purpose flour to the base of your soup to help make it extra thick and creamy. After all, no one wants to eat a watery soup, do they?

You can make this veggie dish vegan-friendly too, by swapping out the butter, milk, and cheese for vegan versions. Vegan cheese does not always melt as well as dairy cheese, so be sure to do some research beforehand to find the best melting cheese!

8. Pesto Chicken And Veggies

This one-pan dish is the perfect inspiration for your spaghetti squash. Chicken thighs are cooked with cherry tomatoes, sun-dried tomatoes, and asparagus in a delicious basil pesto sauce to give you this tasty accompaniment to your spaghetti!

And as it can be cooked in one pan, it’s less cleaning up for you! The speedy dish can be ready in thirty minutes too, giving you plenty of time to sort your spaghetti out and enjoy a nutritious meal.

You can also add other veggies if you wish, helping you to use up any that might be going bad. We added some diced onion and peppers to ours and it worked brilliantly. Make sure you coat everything evenly with the pesto too, so that every bite is full of delicious taste!

9. Black Bean And Corn Salad

If you want to enjoy something lighter with your spaghetti squash, why not serve it with this delicious black bean and corn salad? The mix of avocado, red peppers, corn, jalapeno, black beans, and the cilantro lime dressing brings a fresh taste to the table you are sure to love.

You can add any veggies you want to the salad too, making it a great way to use up any that are going bad. The lime dressing adds plenty of zest and works beautifully with the avocado too, adding a nice combination of flavors.

You will get plenty of protein from the beans, but you could add additional meat if you wanted to add more protein to the dish. We recommend that you make and enjoy this fresh to get the most out of the flavors!

If you do want to store leftovers, add some lemon juice to your avocado to prevent it from going brown, and store the salad in an airtight container in your refrigerator.

10. Greek Salad

Finally, we have this delicious Greek salad recipe. A Greek salad is super versatile and will work well with your spaghetti squash, especially when you want a lighter lunch or dinner. The salad consists of feta cheese, olives, red onion, green peppers, tomatoes, and cucumbers.

You can add other ingredients if you want, but if you want a traditional Greek salad, we recommend just adding some fresh basil or mint leaves. The recipe calls for Kalamata olives as these are commonly used in Greek cuisine, but you can use any olives you want.

We recommend tossing all of the salad in the dressing too, as this ensures every bite is full of flavor! We like to season our feta before we cube it with some dried oregano. You don’t have to do this if you don’t want to, but it does add some extra flavor to the dish.

You can also sprinkle the entire salad with dried oregano and other dried herbs if you prefer, the choice is yours!

The salad works well served alongside your spaghetti, adding plenty of freshness to your meal. You also get a good source of protein from the feta cheese too, meaning you will stay fuller for longer!

Final Thoughts

And there you have it, 10 tasty dishes that you can serve with spaghetti squash! Whether you want a warm and comforting meal, or a light and tasty lunch, you are sure to find an option that suits your needs here.

Don’t forget to make use of our tips and tricks today to shorten the cooking time, enhance the dishes, or tailor them to your tastes. All of these recipes can be easily adjusted, ensuring that you can enjoy a tasty side with your spaghetti whatever your preferences might be!

About Maria Foster
Maria Foster
Maria Foster is a mother of 3 and she and her husband of 23 years share their home with 2 faithful dogs. Besides being CEO of the household and active in her community, Maria is the lead contributor to Food Champs and loves to try new food ideas and kitchen accessories to make easier and more delicious meals.
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