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Spaghetti Squash au Gratin

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 20 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 4 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 7 ingredients

Spaghetti squash is widely touted as a good substitute for pasta, but it can do much more than that. Its unique texture lends itself to making some delicious dishes. This Spaghetti Squash au Gratin dish...


  • 1 spaghetti squash, about 4 pounds (see Chef Tips)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Sea salt, to taste
  • 2 cups Quick Tomato Sauce, heated through
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese, to taste
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs, or gluten-free breadcrumbs, to taste
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Nutrition Facts


191 cals


5 g

Saturated Fat

1 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

2 g

Monounsaturated Fat

2 g


38 g


17 g


9 g


5 g


658 mg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Halve and deseed the squash. Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and lay a couple of bay leaves on each half. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 40 to 50 minutes or until soft.
  3. Shred the squash into strings, place in a large bowl, and toss together with the warm tomato sauce.
  4. Pile into a gratin dish, cover with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
  5. Bake until the cheese has melted and the breadcrumbs are browned into a crust, about 25 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

Chef Tips

Larger spaghetti squash are the best tasting, and the strands are longer too. After baking and pulling the strands apart, the squash can be stored in the fridge or frozen. Defrost the squash in the fridge before cooking to keep the strands intact.

Registered Dietitian Approved

Our recipes, articles, and videos are reviewed by our oncology-trained dietitians to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and follows the guidelines set by the Oncology Nutrition for Clinical Practice, 2nd Ed., published by the Oncology Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, a professional interest group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the American Institute for Cancer Research and the American Cancer Society