Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash



We planted spaghetti squash in our garden last summer & now we have buckets of the stuff. I’m always looking for new recipes to try with it. Tonight I made this brown butter spaghetti squash based on the stuff in our fridge. You could easily substitute any veggies or meat that you like-or leave the meat out for a vegetarian meal.


When I was younger one of my friends decided to be a vegetarian. I was shocked! I grew up in a meat and potatoes home. My mother was from Idaho and my father from Oregon so we ate meat with every single dinner. That was the farm way. It was not however her way. I didn’t understand what a vegetarian was really other then you didn’t eat meat. That was enough to stop my inquiries as who could possibly eat dinner withouth meat? I don’t think it was a nutritious decision at all either.


As soon as she went vegtarian she also went overboard on the candy. No joke. She wouldn’t eat meat so she ate quite the plethora of candy instead. Whaaaaa? I think she missed the boat there a bit, but I’m quite  certain she is back to meat eating. And even if she wasn’t I’ve personally discovered that eating vegetarian for a few meals a week is actually quite awesome. Our bodies actually love the whole “meat sparingly’ concept. Fancy that. 😉


Can Spaghetti Squash Be Used In Soup?

Spaghetti squash is an excellent ingredient to add to soup.


Will Spaghetti Squash Ripen Off The Vine?

Spaghetti squash can be ripened off the vine.

Cut the squash from the vine and rinse it off.

Place spaghetti squash in the sunshine and let it ripen.

Squash will not ripen without adequate sun.


Are Spaghetti Squash Seeds Good To Roast?

Spaghetti squash seeds can be roasted just as pumpkin seeds.

They make a healthy, crunchy snack.


Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash

Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash
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Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: All Your Favorite Fall Recipes to Warm up to
Keyword: main dish, sides, squash
Calories: 1230kcal
Author: Sweet Basil


  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 small head of broccoli
  • 2-3 mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1-2 links of hot Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4-1/3 cups shredded Parmesan


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Slice the squash in half lengthwise and place face down on a cookie sheet.
  • Put enough water on the sheet to cover the bottom.
  • Bake for 1 hour, or until soft. (You can also microwave the halves for 20-30 min).
  • When soft, run a fork along the inside to scrape the meat away from the shell.
  • Meanwhile, cut the veggies into bite-size chunks and set aside.
  • Remove the casings from the sausage and brown. Set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil and saute the veggies.
  • Remove from heat, set aside.
  • Melt the butter and let cook over medium heat until slightly brown.
  • Add all the ingredients except cheese and stir together.
  • Top with cheese & serve.


Serving: 1recipe | Calories: 1230kcal | Carbohydrates: 69.8g | Protein: 53.8g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Fiber: 19.9g | Sugar: 22.9g
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6 comments on “Brown Butter Spaghetti Squash”

  1. I love to grow my own Spaghetti Squash from seed.
    spaghetti squash seeds

  2. This sounds fantastic. I have only had spaghetti squash one itme. I have to try it again like this!

  3. It was pretty easy to grow-and you get a lot of squash from one plant. My husband and I planted 4 & now we don't know what to do with all our squash!!! The only problem we had were squash bugs-and they are a pain!! There are insecticides you can buy, but they kill everything so then we ended up with spidermites b/c there weren't any other bugs to eat them. However, if you watch for the squash bugs & smash them when you find them then they are really easy to control.

  4. I have just started eating spaghetti squash and I so love it!! This looks awesome!

  5. I’ve been eating more spaghetti squash lately. This sounds like a great recipe. I usually use Martha’s recipe

    How was growing it? I think it would be a great addition to my garden this year. Any tips?

    I left you some awards on my blog!

  6. I am completely in love with spaghetti squash. I really like what you did with it here and all your appetizers look delicious!