A good pizza recipe can stray from tradition.
Spaghetti squash is an excellent low-carb alternative to regular spaghetti noodles. Its low in calories and filled with nutrition. In this recipe, we stuff the spaghetti squash with the flavors of pizza, so you can enjoy the experience of pizza flavors without actually having nutritionally-devoid white flour crust. In fact, this pizza recipe with spaghetti squash is a lot more filling, only it won’t weigh you down the next day. Enjoy!
Instead of making your own marinara sauce, as the recipe indicates, you can simply use your favorite store-bought brand, which minimizes the ingredients list and the workload. To treat this pizza recipe like a side dish, serve them for a group of 4, rather than 2, and simply slice each half down the middle.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Recipe
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 2 cups tomato puree
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup grated mozzarella
- 1/4 cup parmesan
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, lengthwise, and spoon out the inner flesh. Place the spaghetti squash halves in a baking dish, concave side down. Pour water into the dish so that it goes a few centimeters up the height of the dish. Bake for 45 minutes.
In a bowl, mix together the tomato puree, salt and pepper, thyme, oregano and garlic powder. When the spaghetti squash is finished, use a fork to scrape out a good amount of the squash, leaving behind enough of it to cushion the stuffing. Add the spaghetti squash to the tomato puree mixture and fold until evenly combined. Set the spaghetti squashes in the baking dish, concave side up, and stuff each evenly with the spaghetti and tomato puree mixture. Sprinkle evenly with the mozzarella and parmesan. Pop back into the oven for another 20 minutes or until the cheese has melted and is slightly browned.
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