Baked Spaghetti Squash Boats

This recipe is so delicious, and the individual “boats” make a beautiful presentation on the dinner table.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 1 hour 5 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 4


  • 2 medium spaghetti squashes
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped onions
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1⁄2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1⁄3 lb. ground sausage
  • 8 oz. diced tomatoes
  • 6 oz. pizza sauce
  • 1 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 3⁄4 cup diced fresh mozzarella cheese


  • Cut the squashes in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the squash, cut-side down, into a glass baking dish. Fill with water (to cover the squash up to an inch).
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. Bake for about 35 minutes or until soft.
  • When cool enough to handle, use a fork to loosen the “spaghetti” noodles.
  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, heat the olive oil. Add the onions, mushrooms, peppers, and sausage, and cook until sausage is browned, about 6 to 8 minutes. Mix in the diced tomatoes, pizza sauce, and Italian seasoning.
  • Fill the spaghetti squash halves with the filling (about 1⁄2 cup each). Top the filling with fresh mozzarella.
  • Bake, uncovered, until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.