spaghetti squash noodles on white plate topped with puttanesca sauce

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca

spaghetti squash noodles on white plate topped with puttanesca sauce

Spaghetti Squash Puttanesca Recipe

Craving a delicious plate of Italian carbs but don’t want your body to pay the price? Try out this pasta puttanesca recipe made with spaghetti squash noodles rather than regular noodles. It’s a great low-carb, healthy dinner option that your body will thank you for later. Although making spaghetti squash noodles requires oven time, they are an easy-to-make healthy noodle replacement and can be used in place of regular noodles in countless healthy recipes. One large spaghetti squash can serve 3–4 people, whereas small ones may serve 1–2.

Serves 2–4 people


For Roasting

  • 3 spaghetti squash
  • 4 tablespoons avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pepper

Tomato Sauce

  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1# Roma tomatoes
  • 1 Spanish onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 head garlic, peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon capers


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes
  • 1 head garlic
  • ¼ cup capers – rinsed
  • 1 bunch baby lettuce
  • ½ cup olives (pitted & sliced)
  • 1 scallion, sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a baking sheet.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and remove seeds.
  3. Oil, salt and pepper sides and bake for 30 minutes until a sharp knife can be inserted with only a little resistance.
  4. Roast the ‘garnish’ cherry tomatoes and garlic cloves on a separate tray for 30 minutes until golden and slightly charred.
  5. Remove squash from oven and set aside to cool.
  6. Meanwhile, combine tomato sauce ingredients and roast for 45 minutes.
  7. Place roasted sauce ingredients in a food processor and pulse 10 times in order to remain chunky.
  8. Use a large spoon to scoop the stringy pulp from the squash and place in a medium bowl. Garnish and serve.

spaghetti squash noodles on white plate topped with puttanesca sauce

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About Trevor Ross

As graduate of Le Cordon Bleu Culinary Arts Institute, London born Chef Trevor Ross opened Calgary's Starbelly Restaurant in 2015. Eager to continue creating, he founded The Grass Roots of Food; adapting global cuisines into a nutritious, yet delicious in-home personal chef services for an affluent social class. He specializes in catering, interactive cooking demonstrations as well as consulting. As a strong advocate of scratch cooking, Trevor adds a healthy twist to classic cravings. Whether serving celebrities, business moguls, elite athletes or his family, Trevor's creative approach focuses on real, wholesome ingredients that encourage the entire body to thrive. In 2013, Trevor Ross Launched his website, in order to extend the reach of his culinary efforts.