Spooky Spaghetti Squash Noodle Nests


Throwing a spooky Halloween soiree? Surprise the crowd with a savory pasta dish that’s perfect to serve as an appetizer or side. Made with dairy-free and grain-free ingredients, your ghouls and goblins – er, we mean guests! – will fully appreciate the extra festive culinary flare. Pair these nests with Orange Bell Pepper Jack-o’-Lanterns with Superfood Guacamole and Spooky-Cute Monster Teeth for the ultimate frightening spread.

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Spooky Spaghetti Squash Noodle Nests

Servings 14
Calories 79.02 kcal



  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees F. On flat surface, carefully cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds.
  2. Place squash halves face down on lined baking sheet. Use fork to pierce skin. Bake 40 minutes or until fork easily pierces through outer skin.
  3. Remove cooked squash from oven and cool until safe to touch.
  4. In large bowl, beat together egg, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Scoop out squash strands and transfer to egg mixture. Mix to combine.
  6. Pack spaghetti squash mixture into 1/4 measuring cup to form nest shape. Transfer nest to lined baking sheet. Use fingers to create little wells in the center. Repeat with remaining mixture.
  7. Bake 35-40 minutes. When ready, use spatula to gently remove nests and transfer to serving platter.
  8. To serve, top with warm marinara sauce, a dollop of dairy-free cream cheese, an olive and a sprinkle of fresh basil.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Spooky Spaghetti Squash Noodle Nests
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 79.02 Calories from Fat 46
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.07g8%
Saturated Fat 0.76g4%
Cholesterol 11.69mg4%
Sodium 870.68mg36%
Potassium 253.85mg7%
Carbohydrates 8.68g3%
Fiber 2.72g11%
Sugar 4.14g5%
Protein 1.81g4%
Vitamin A 419.53IU8%
Vitamin C 4.85mg6%
Calcium 38.42mg4%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.