This spaghetti squash with creamy white sauce is an easy and delicious dinner! The perfect, kid-friendly paring, and a great fit for GAPS and keto diets.
An odd segue.
We’re approaching the last dog days of summer down here in the south. It’s unbearably hot outside, so hot my kids refuse to go out and play. So we’ve been doing school for the past month. #homeschoolingforthewin Everyone’s excited for things to start cooling off so our favorite season of the year can get her: camping season.
You’re probably wondering what this has to do with spaghetti squash. Absolutely nothing. It’s just what came out when I sat down to write up this recipe, so there it is. But since we’re on the subject of spaghetti squash, let me tell you a little about this recipe.
Easy Spaghetti Squash with Creamy White Sauce
I first came up with it waaaay back when I was pregnant with kiddo #4. I was pregnant, tired, on partial bed rest, and needing something a little more substantial than my diet of tortilla chips with sour cream and salsa. Since going gluten and egg-free the year before I was into trying all sorts of foods I hadn’t had growing up and yep, spaghetti squash was one of them.
I’d never eaten, let alone cooked a spaghetti squash, so I had to do a little internet research. After baking it up, I still had no idea what do to with it. I was fresh out of spaghetti sauce, and had no ingredients to make any. Thankfully, I did have loads of sour cream from my aforementioned pregnancy addition.
So a little sour cream, a little broth, some herbs and cheddar… voila! A delicious little white sauce perfect for spaghetti squash was born. It’s easy peasy to put together, and if you want to dress it up, tastes great with some grass-fed ground beef thrown in.
Since we’re on the subject of things that have nothing to do with camping season, here are some more easy, family-favorite dinners…
- Crispy Coconut Pan-Fried Salmon
- Easy, Paleo Sweet & Sour Chicken
- White Chicken Chili in the Instant Pot or Slow Cooker
- Easy Gluten-Free Carbonara
- Spaghetti Squash Pizza Casserole
- Easy, Creamy, Dairy-Free Mac ‘N Cheese
- Creamy Roasted Red Pepper, Sausage & Cauliflower Soup
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Spaghetti Squash with Creamy White Sauce
Free from grain, gluten, eggs, and sugar.
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed and minced
- 1 cup sour cream
- 2/3 cup chicken/beef/veggie broth
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon basil
- 1 cup sharp white cheddar cheese
- Himalayan salt and pepper, to taste
Cut off top of squash, slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds.
In the liner of an Instant Pot,* place 1 cup of water and the trivet. Put the squash in, skin-side down. Cook for 10 minutes on the manual setting with a quick release. Remove squash, rake out “spaghetti” with a fork and place in a bowl.
While squash is cooking melt butter in small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic and sauté until butter begins to bubble. Stir in sour cream and broth until smooth.
Remove from heat and add herbs, cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until cheese is melted.
Pour over squash and toss with two forks until evenly coated.
If you don’t have an Instant Pot… you should get one. But seriously, if you don’t have one *yet* you can place the spaghetti squash skin side up on a baking pan and bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
I have recently found in how easy and delicious spaghetti squash is. I’m definitely making this recipe.
I hope you enjoy it, Andrea! It really is such an easy meal. 🙂
I often make spaghetti squash recipes, but I have never served this vegetable with any sauce. Thanks for a great idea! I will give it a try!
I hope you enjoy it, Irina!
I love Spaghetti Squash and this looks amazing!
This looks so yummy and a nice change from tomato sauces for spaghetti squash. Delicious. Cant wait to make!
I hope you enjoy it, Colleen!
Couldn’t agree more about cooking this in an instant pot! I tried microwaving spaghetti squash to go with some jarred sauce when I was overseas and the result was disgusting. Can’t wait to try this recipe now that I’m home 🙂
I hope you enjoy it, Cindy! I try to stay away from microwaves if possible. Nothing ever tastes very good from them, in my opinion.
I think spaghetti squash is one of the most fun foods ever! You’ve added a very nice creamy sauce to this one.
And back to your segue, my grandson is very excited to start his new homeschool year!
Thanks, Cathy! I hope your grandson has a great year! Homeschooling is such a blessing. 😉
This is such a simple dish to make and that white sauce is just heavenly!!! I am going to try it over zucchini noodles with some chicken next time as I can’t always get squash.
I hope you enjoy it, Irena!
Yum, I’ve actually been craving spaghetti squash lately, so this came at a perfect time! It reminds me of a healthy version of mac n cheese.
Yes, it’s definitely a good mac ‘n cheese sub for our family. 🙂
I am so glad this keto-friendly! This will be perfect served with some grilled chicken or beef. I was craving pasta 🙂
Mmm! Yes! It’s great with ground beef mixed in, and I’m sure some grilled chicken on top would be delicious!
I love how easy and tasty this looks! And I’ve heard that from other homeschooling families (with starting school early because it’s too hot). How awesome that you have that flexibility!
It is soooo awesome. Haha. Thanks, Erin!
YUM! I make a version of this … love spaghetti squash! Will try your recipe and I’m sure it’ll be SO good ..as you always share the best delish meal ideas!! Thanks!
Aw, thanks, Carol! I hope you enjoy it!
Comfort food! I love the combination of spaghetti squash and a silky white sauce!
It’s definitely comfort food!
My daughter just asked for alfredo sauce – perfect timing! I’m going to use this recipe for her!!
I hope she enjoys it, Kiran!
I really need to eat spaghetti squash more often. I like it and you show how it really is so easy to make. Plus I’ve never tried it with a creamy sauce so now I HAVE to try this!
I hope you enjoy it! It really is a fun and easy meal. 🙂
LOVE the sour cream and cheddar!! Yes please! Aw, and the heat! Happy camping when that day comes. For me, here in Oregon, I can’t have enough summer. SO sad to see school come back again with cooler weather (noooo!!)
Thanks, Megan! My family loves that combo soooo much. It’s always a winner. Haha. Hope you enjoy the rest of the warm weather you’re allotted up there in Oregon. 😉
I love that sauce ! SO creamy and creamy and delicious, I could eat a few bowls of this!
Thanks, Anne! I’m with you on the few bowlfuls. 😉
We’ve been eating low-carbs…well, trying to; and this is a must-try recipe. Light, creamy, and filling. Sounds so delicious!
Haha. Good job trying. 😉 I hope this helps!
You know what Raia? I am planning to make spaghetti squash for years, but somehow never get to it. Now is the reason and I HAVE to make it this year. Your recipe is awesome.
Hahaha! I hope you enjoy it. 😉
Hi! Do you think you can sub Greek yogurt for the sour cream? I just don’t have any on hand right now!
I think that would probably work fine. 🙂
This is sooo good! Do you know how many NET carbs there are in this? Or what the nutrition facts are? Thank you!
I’m so glad you like it! I have no idea of the carbs or anything, I just make food and eat it. Haha. I’m sure there are online calculators you could plug the ingredient list into that would tell you all that stuff. 🙂
My husband and I loved this dish, but we have more than we can eat . Can it be frozen for another meal.
Yes, I would freeze it if I had leftovers. 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed it, Judie!
I’m looking for the Calorie, Carb, Fat, Fiber, Protein numbers for this recipe, but cannot find them. I’m not likely to make something if I don’t know in advance what those numbers are. I’m on and in KETO and don’t want to mess it up. Thanks.
You can plug the ingredient list into whatever calorie counter you use. That will tell you. 🙂
I made this tonight and added shrimp (on the side) It was a big hit with the family!!!!! Thanks for the great recipe!
That sounds like a delicious addition, Dawn! I’m so glad your family enjoyed it! 🙂
I stumbled across this recipe after my sister in law shared some of her garden with us.
This was delicious! I used Tex mex shredded cheese and beef broth as that’s what I had on hand. I didn’t measure any of the ingredients. I poured it over the squash in its “built in bowl”. My husband just kept talking about how good this was!
Thanks for sharing!
I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Your version sounds delicious! Thanks for stopping back in and letting me know. 🙂