Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

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I found out multiple things over the weekend. The first one being I want to eat this recipe for the rest of my life. Seriously. It’s probably one of the best recipes I’ve ever made. Or tasted. I ate it for multiple meals and was extremely saddened when it was gone. And when it was, I had to eat cookies. Which led me understanding another fact. I love cookies. Actually, I love cookies from Cappello’s. You have to try these cookies. They are the best cookies to hit the paleo world. I want to make a home out of them.

Wait, that was only 2 facts. Here are some more that I learned:

  • Gluten free pizza by Against the Grain should always be eaten on Friday nights. I kind of really really really want it to be a tradition.
  • I hate working out in the morning. And since my workout Saturday morning sucked because I was pouting about being at the gym, I had to go back that night. And miraculously, that workout was wonderful. I don’t know how my 6am people do it.
  • I wish I did lunges more often. That should be one of my New Year’s Resolutions. It won’t be, but it should.
  • I hate cooking on the weekends.
  • Ok, that’s all I really learned.

This weekend was uneventful…to some. To me, it was wonderful. Friday night, I fell asleep by 8:30pm. Saturday night, I bought Netflix and became newly obsessed with Orange is the New Black. I’ve watched 6 episodes so far and I want more. Apple TV is seriously the coolest invention ever. What’s the point in having cable anymore with that thing?? It’s so rad.

But the most thrilling part of the weekend was definitely Sunday. I got to sleep in, go to brunch, drink a bloody mary, then a mimosa, eat a scramble, then head to a friend’s house for more mimosas. And then some more. I haven’t had a Sunday Funday in a loooong time and it was awesome. So awesome that I don’t even really remember what I ate for dinner. Or what the sixth episode of Orange is the New Black was about. But I remember both were good. Real good.

Now go make this recipe. I’m seriously making it for the second time today because I want it so bad. Make it and tell me what you think. Even if you hate it. If you do though, you’re weird. Straight up weird.


Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie

  • Yield: 3-4 1x


  • 1 large spaghetti squash (about 600 grams)
  • 1 pound italian sausage
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 cup pizza sauce (no sugar added)
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 eggs, whisked
  • (optional: add anything you like with pizza: veggies, basil, even cheese if you do primal)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the skin of the squash gives when you press on it. Then reduce oven heat to 350 degrees.
  3. Once squash is done cooking, remove threads and place in an 8×8 greased baking dish.
  4. Place a large pan over medium heat. Add italian sausage and onion. Cook until pink no longer remains in the sausage and it is broken up into pieces.
  5. Add pizza sauce, dried basil and salt and pepper to the pan and mix well.
  6. Add sausage mixture to the 8×8 dish and mix well with spaghetti squash threads.
  7. Lastly, add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you can no longer see the eggs.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 1 hour or until the top of the mixture forms a slight crust that doesn’t give when you press on it in the middle of the dish.
  9. Let rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.


776 thoughts on “Almost 5 Ingredient Pizza Spaghetti Pie”

    1. Cousin El made this for Super Bowl yesterday- it’s the most delicious casserole bite I’ve ever had in my whole mouth. I’ll be sharing it with everyone I know who eats… food!

      1. I am making this recipe as we speak. I am slow cooking a marinara instead of pizza sauce, although I did add tomato paste to it.
        I also used hot chicken italian sausage…just ground, not in casing.
        I’ll let you know my opinion and my house family’s opinion, as they are a hard act to please on Paleo.

      2. This came out great! I don’t think I used enough sauce because it came out pink and although not very attractive, tastes nom nom.

        I am going to try this again next weekend!

      3. Thanks for sharing! I’d like to make it but was wondering if I could prepare it in the morning and put it in the fridge while I’m at work and when I get home cook in the oven also when adding cheese to I just do that for the last ten minutes or so? Thanks!!

        1. I made this and it was wonderful. You don’t need the cheese. You don’t miss it at all. I was skeptical but this was so good. I did add more tomato sauce though. Super yum.

  1. This looks fabulous! Can’t wait to try it! Looks filling and very inviting and right now I’m wishing I wasn’t snowed in and that it wasn’t a state of emergency so I could go out and grab the needed ingredients! I will as soon as I am able though! Thanks for sharing about the Against the Grain Pizza crust! I went to the link and it looks like a store about 40 minutes away from me may carry their stuff! If so I will be grabbing some for my parents to help them in their grain free journey!

  2. this looks awesome!! i just started eating eggs yesterday and now i want them for all of my meals.

    i just finished the finale of orange is the new black. i started watching it friday night and was done by sunday. you will DIE when you see the finale. it was insane. i hope there is a new season because there is no way they can end it like that.

  3. I have never bought a spaghetti squash but I definitely want to try this recipe. Is there anything special I need to know about how to buy or cooking them?

      1. I am not crazy about Italian sausage, do you think using 1lb of ground hamburg would be fine to replace it with? Thank you for the recipe!

          1. Silly question… 600 gram spaghetti squash whole or 600 grams of spaghetti sauce once cooked? My squash is average sized and 3 pounds (600 grams is only 1.3 pounds), hence my confusion!

      2. Yeah they are! I tried making this last weekend and I cut my hand open trying to open the squash and had to get 4 stitches! LOL. Not even kidding. I’m making it again today though (well, trying again)- and I’m pumped!! Adding some mushrooms and oregano- because those are two things I love on pizza. 🙂

        Next time I cut open the squash I’m going to microwave it for a little while first to make it easier to cut open… That’s the ER-visit-free way to open the squash, lol.

        1. You can also just roast the spag squash whole!! Just jab it with a knife (like a based potato) then put on a cookie sheet! Roast at 400 rotating a couple of times until it’s soft. Let cool for a bit and it is SUPER soft to cut into!

        2. Stacy Wharton

          I just boil mine for about 25 minutes and it comes out perfect! I saw this idea on YouTube 😉

        3. I know this is a little late but, you can just bake your spaghetti squash whole! I was so excited to hear this myself. Just poke it all over and bake at 400 for about an hour. Nice and soft to cut open….super easy!

        4. When I buy my spaghetti squash I ask the store to cut them in half for me. I have never had them tell my no. So much better then having to cut it myself.

      3. I just poke about 8-10 holes in the squash with a knife and cook it in the microwave for about 4 minutes per pound. Then cut it in half. About 12 minutes, flipping halfway usually. Much quicker! 🙂

      4. I just want to let you know that this has been one of my favorite recipes for years, even after not eating paleo anymore. I have 4 boys and they all love it too! I have used many different ingredients, but my go-to’s have been chicken sausage, pepperoni, & fresh basil. I don’t even feel like it needs cheese… and I am obsessed with cheese! Fantastic recipe!!

    1. A couple of good tips for the spag squash is you can preheat them in the microwave to make them a little easier to cut, then when you put them in a pan in the oven, add about half an inch of water. You can also do the whole thing in the microwave, also putting them cutside down in water, for 10-12 min depending on size.

  4. I’m totally making this for dinner! I’m going to substitute ground beef for the Italian sausage though 🙂 Thanks so much for the recipe Juli!!

  5. looks awesome!!!! have a spaghetti squash sitting at home that i need to use.
    i live in Germany and don’t think I have ever seen Italian sausage. Maybe I’m not looking hard enough – but – can you recommend a substitute??

  6. This looks so GOOD. Don’t have any Italian Sausage, so will marinade some cubed chix thighs in olive oil and spices. Can’t wait for dinner!

  7. Looks awesome! Do you use ground Italian sausage or just slice up some links?

    OitNB is one of my favorite shows… so good! Hope you like the ending.

    1. Some stores won’t have ground up sausage available but will have links. All you need to do is squeeze the meat out of the casings and break it up. Links = ground sausage.

  8. This looks amazing!!! Will definitely make it. Excited to have it on a cold cold day!! After Orange is the New Black, watch House of Cards. LOVED both. I think new seasons of both start this month…????

  9. Hey Juli!!! This looks AMAZEBALLS! Just one question, what did u use for the sauce? Any suggestions?

  10. You always seem to post simple, awesome recipes just in time; I’m kind of a hopeless meal-planner. Thank you! Totally making this tomorrow, it looks amazing.

  11. I would love to add any of these amazing books to my collection. Our household is hoping to get on the paleo/primal train for real this year. Thanks for making me smile on a daily basis!

  12. OITNB is one of the best shows ever. you should also check out House of Cards— equally addicting and Kevin Spacey the man.

  13. This is probably a very silly question, but I always struggle when i cook sausage … should I remove it from the casing so that it crumbles more easily? that is what I tend to do with recipes, but maybe I take the wrong approach….

    1. Courtney, I take the meat out of the casing because I find it easier to break it up into pieces that way. Also, some grocery stores carry sausage meat without it packed into casing. You could always use that if you find it. Hope that helps!

  14. Hey Juli!
    My husband and I are coming to Denver in 2.5 weeks. What are your favorite paleo friendly restaurants that you would recommend?

  15. Where do you buy the Cappello’s cookie dough? I live in Denver but I’ve only ever seen their pasta at Whole Foods and Vitamin Cottage. The cookies look fantastic!

      1. Good news! I found the cookie dough at a place called Difranco’s at 9th and Lincoln. They also have delicious looking gluten free and dairy free Italian food!

    1. I work at the Vitamin Cottage in Longmont. You can get all of the capellos products there (including the cookie dough!). You can also request it at the Vitamin Cottage you shop at in Denver. I think since it is relatively new it isn’t in every VC store yet.

  16. OMG this looks amazing, is there any alternative to the eggs as a binding agent, i’m allergic and miss pizza so bad 🙁

    1. For the person asking about another binding agent other than egg, you can try gelatin (if you’re not vegan) or applesauce! I’ve never tried it but those are two types of substitutes. For the gelatin, just add a tbsp of water and let it sit for 5-10 minutes until it liquefied and then add it.

      Hope this helps! 🙂

      1. This is one of my all-time favorite recipes but I’ve recently given up eggs. I was thinking it wouldn’t be nearly as good and casserole-like without them, but your pointers worked! I did 2T gelatin in water and 1T applesauce (just for good measure) and tasted just like the original that I loved so much. THANK YOU!

        1. I’m so excited to hear this worked. How much water did you use with the gelatin? Do you still add the applesauce after trying this now for a few years? TIA!

    2. Did you end up making this with an egg replacement? We have egg allergies in our house as well, and I have a feeling using flax gel will not be as good,

    3. I realize I am years late here, but I made this last night replacing each egg with 2 tablespoons of arrowroot starch. I mixed it in the same way I would the eggs, and it turned out perfect!

  17. Orange is the New Black is the best. show. ever. It just keeps getting better too, so be prepared 🙂

    I’m coming to Denver this weekend for the first time and am super excited! My girlfriends there are anything but paleo and I would LOVE to know which coffee shop it is you always go to! (obviously I would like to see you there too and say hi but they probably don’t serve mimosas…)


  18. Made this for lunch today. Added zucchini to the recipe. Amazing!!!! Best recipe I have tried in a very long time.

  19. Looks amazing…Can you make this with zucchini noodles or maybe eggplant noodles or will it be to wet you think? We don’t have spaghetti squash in Denmark – so those are often the next best thing 🙂

        1. I’m from the netherlands and it’s also really hard to find spaghettisquash here, but I often subsitute by making noodles from sweet potatoes with my spirooli. It’s just a little higher in carbs, but the best replacement i think.

          1. Janne, je kunt de spaghettipompoen vaak vinden op de markt bij een biologische kraam. Of bij een grote Aziatische supermarkt. Ik weet niet waar je woont, maar hier in het noorden heb ik wel een tip voor je. Groet, Karin

      1. Re: Zucchini noodles (etc.): Once you have the noodles, toss them with salt, put on a strainer and put a heavy object on top. Let the water drain out for half an hour or so. Also delicious on its own (or with cucumber!).

    1. You can absolutely do this using zucchini. Just cook the zucchini in a skillet with the onion and drain out the excess water in a colander- then mix in all the sauce, meat, etc. It’s yummy too.

    2. I can confirm that zucchini noodles do leave the casserole a little damp. I salted them, drained them overnight, and even stir-fried them a bit and it wasn’t soggy like I imagine it would be if I hadn’t taken all those steps, but noticeably moist. It is still delicious though and really hits that pasta/pizza tomato sauce flavor.

  20. Juli, I can’t even stop laughing at you! You are too much!! My friend and I are hoping that you are coming to SLC, UT some time in the near future, we’d LOVE a Sunday FUNDAY for sure!! Definitely making this recipe, thanks!!

    1. Wow! PB Runner Jen linked this recipe a few days ago and I’m so glad she did! We just finished scarfing this down! I’m vegetarian so I subbed a pack of seitan, but otherwise made it as written, and it was dynamite. My husband, who is very much a meat eater, loves it. The eggs do a great job binding it and giving it an almost cheesy consistency.

  21. I just made your FANTASTIC Spaghetti squash-sausage bake this weekend (I used bacon-sausage and chorizo. so good) and will be trying this out for next week!

  22. I’m so making this! Looks like ultimate comfort on a plate!

    Question about the AAG pizza – Did you use the recipe on her blog or the one in her book? Thanks!

  23. Ok, so when you finish Orange is the New Black you have to start House of Cards. It’s on Netfix…so good.

    Is it dorky that I just had to excitedly tell my bf, “Juli from Paleomg eats Against the Grain pizza on Fridays nights and so do we?!” He was sorta happy for me. ha.

    Also, Against the Grain makes some dee-Lish-shush bagels. And baguettes.

    This looks great! I will try it for sure.

    1. Hi Neil,

      I’m in Sydney and can sometimes find it at ‘specialty’ type fruit and veg places (Harris farm market stores or similar?) Seems to have a very short season though…..

      Recipe looks amazing Juli – it’s top of my list to try over the next few days.

      🙂 Lea

    2. I’m in Australia too, I just made this with butternut pumpkin, baked then put through the food processor to shred it up, it was so delicious!

  24. This is in the oven as I type. Looks sooooo good. And I’m glad to know about Against the Grain. I’m going to pick up some of their stuff at Vitamin Cottage. I’ve been making my own pizza crust and I gotta tell you, that’s too much work! Especially when I make wheat pizza crust for the rest of the fam on the same night.Thanks so much for your recipes and your humor. Glad I found you!

  25. I made this for dinner tonight and it was so amazingly good! Added sauteed mushrooms and Parmesan cheese (we eat primal). The husband had three helpings which is always a good sign!

  26. Made this tonight and it was super fantastic! I added some chopped peppers and topped with nutritional yeast. Once it came out of the over I added fresh flat leaf parsley to make it pretty. Yum! My husband ate half of it. 🙂

    *Against the Gain pizza is amazing. Best frozen pizza EVER. It’s a little pricey, but worth it.

  27. I’m taking my first bites of this and it is amazing! One of my favorites from your blog and that’s saying a lot – they’re all so good. I added fresh basil that I had in the fridge but otherwise stuck with the recipe. Thanks for sharing this! Now back to eating…

  28. I LOVE SPAGHETTI SQUASH CASSEROLES. Sorry, I resort to capitals when I want to be emphatic about something. But seriously, they’re a delight.

    I had the hardest time with casserole replacements after going Paleo (my old casserole staples of milk, cheese, crackers and butter wasn’t going to pass the test anymore,) but spaghetti squash and eggs are such a good basis for SO MANY casserole recipes. There I go with the capitals again. Anyway, I can now fuel up for the winter! Thanks Juli!

  29. Against the Grain anything is awesome! I love their pizza, rolls, bagels….I like getting their 3 cheese pizza and adding cooked Italian sausage before baking. Yum!

    Also, this recipe looks fab! Can’t wait to make it this weekend!

  30. I made this last night, and had it for breakfast this morning – AMAZING! I added an egg, spinach, mushrooms, and green peppers. Thanks Juli!!

  31. Ok. This looks just amazing! Now… I am not a recipe developer like you, but I am wondering… what do you think about this? You swap the sausage for chicken, and the pizza sauce for a creamy cauliflower sauce and add bacon and maybe some other veggies. What do you think? Do you think it could work?

  32. I can’t wait to try this! I still think your meat sauce is the bee’s knees and make sure to always keep some in the freezer for quick meals. Question: Do you think this recipe would hold up to freezing and reheating? I guess only one way to find out!

  33. I made this last night so that my hubby could take it for lunch tomorrow. He just had it and said it was the! I’m having it right now (didn’t taste test it last night) and it is the shizzle! Thanks for another great recipe, Julie!!!

  34. And by the way…a thumbs up from my 4 year old. He ate an entire serving for lunch just now! WOOHOO!

  35. I made it tonight and it was great! I Added baby spinach and fresh basil, so it didn’t get the crunchy hard top but it was full of flavour. Will definitely be making this again. For the sugar free pizza sauce I used the “veggie packed pizza sauce” on a blog called “the best mom on the block” it worked perfectly!

  36. OMIGOD!!! I just made this for dinner (I added green peppers and mushrooms)… yum!!! Thanks so much for your awesome blog!!

  37. GREAT RECIPE! I added green pepper sauteed in with the sausage and onions. I bought some parm cheese to put on top, but after tasting it, I would rather save the cheese for something that needs it. This is perfect.

  38. Made it for dinner tonight – delicious! I didn’t have any sausage though, so I just used ground beef. Oh and cheddar cheese too. 🙂 And since I’m so stupid and don’t read directions, I cracked 3 eggs directly into the mixture before baking. So yeah, whisking that mess up was a lot of fun.

  39. I made this last night and it was amazing! I added kale for some green stuff. Loved it and can’t wait to make it again!

    1. My wife made this tonite, it was awesome ,for those of you on a lower fat diet like us use turkey Italian sausage as a substitute

  40. I haven’t had pasta in years, but all of a sudden had a serious craving. This was the perfect meal! I used ground beef instead of italian sausage and added a ton of garlic. Thanks for the delicious & satisfying recipe! I might have to make it again tomorrow…

  41. Holy mother of meals. I’ve cooked up a decent amount of your recipes and absolutely loved them. But this one is like icing on the cake.

    Was starving when I got home so made a quick meal but wanted to make something for lunch the next couple days so I cooked this up after dinner. Had a bite when it came out of the oven. Ended up turning into 10+ bites. I will DEFINETLY be making this again Soon! (Let’s be honest, as soon as I run out of left overs it will be happening)

    Touché Juli!

  42. Used 2 squashes, red pepper, onion, ground beef, garlic, spag sauce, eggs and spices for the base. Then made a ricotta cheese mix. Used a 13×9 pan and used half the squash mix in the bottom, added cheese layer, then rest of squash. Topped with some mozzarella and baked for an hour.
    The best faux lasagne I have ever made, thank you

  43. My hubby hates spaghetti squash but it’s one of my favorites. He’ll be out of town coming up and guess what I’ll be making? This, yep, and I’m gonna eat the hell out of it 🙂

  44. Made this last night. Doubled up the recipe, because it seems like it’ll keep well for easy dinners, and added mushrooms and some grass-fed mozzarella. SO GOOD. Next time I definitely need to get more moisture out of the spaghetti squash before baking…. it was a bit watery in the pan, but the flavor was amazing.

  45. I’m going to attempt a vegetarian take on this. I love squash, and cheese (Vegetarian, not Vegan, and ONLY because of cheese ) so how can I go wrong.

    I’m excited.

    Thanks for the idea!

  46. Any ideas on how to cut the sweetness of spaghetti squash? I’m not a fan of it…at all…in the least. Or maybe an alternative to spaghetti squash. Or I do have some Cappello’s Fettucini on hand!

  47. I really miss eating pizza, and I think you found my cure. I made it last night and it was delicious.I want to try and make this a BBQ Chicken pizza with red onion, chicken, cilantro and BBQ sauce.

  48. This was delicious! Next time I will add more goodies in it!

    But I NEEEED to know what kind of oven do you own that cooks a spaghetti squash in 20mins!?

  49. WOW thank you so much for this recipe, I made it Monday night ate two helpings of it then immediately made a second batch and so glad i did because i ate it for 3 meals in a row!

  50. Good Golly that was some good stuff. I made it last night, didn’t get a chance to taste it. Brought some in to work and I’m in heaven. Unbelievably good. Low in carbs and in calories. HEAVENLY!

  51. Juli you have done it again! God I want to critique your recipes soooo bad but you make it really hard! This one is going to be a staple in my book …beats the boring spaghetti squash and meat sauce combo :/ thanks for inventing and for the inspiration!

  52. I seriously cannot stop eating this! I feel like a huge pig. I just had to walk away before I ate the entire pan. hahaha Love it! SOOOOOO good! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  53. Delish! Added a little mozzarella to the top, and it was a huge success with my husband and five year old daughter. New staple recipe fo sho! Looking forward to experimenting with different combos. Thanks!

  54. Woo hoo! Made this tonight! It is soooo awesome and my son came back for seconds, which he never does! I made exactly to your directions with the addition of some sauteed mushrooms. Thank you, this is a keeper recipe.

  55. Made this for dinner. Used extra sauce. It was amazing! Tastes like there is cheese in it! Can’t wait to have leftovers!
    Thank you for another amazing comfort food recipe!

  56. This was dinner tonight. I used package chicken sausage and it was great!
    Hubby and I did a binge watching of Orange is the new black last month – great show

  57. Amazing, I ate this last night right after reading the recipe, and then I ate it for lunch and dinner today and can’t wait to eat it again tomorrow. Yummy.

  58. Does this taste like spaghetti squash? I’ve tried spaghetti squash Mac and cheese and couldn’t eat it. The texture of the squash was way too crunchy and was just a weird flavor. Lol but this looks so good that I want to try it…

  59. Wow, Juli, this is amazeballs. My college age son just raved about it. Said it was one of the best meals I have ever made. I used 2 spaghetti squash and a jar of sugar free marinara sauce and made it in a 9×13 dish. Topped it with mozzarella. We will def make this one again!

  60. Wow so I’ve made something very similar to this half dozen times, however it was always running. I love love love love the addition of the eggs and bet that will help tons, THANKS!

  61. Made this tonight! It was delish! I baked for an hour but it didn’t have the crust I was looking for. I couldn’t wait any longer so I turned on my broiler for a few min. Worked great! Had to wrap it up and put it away before I ate the entire thing. Thanks for another great recipe !!!

  62. Hi! Great recipe! If I use an inspiralizer and make squash noodles beforehand, do I need to cook it and for how long before I put it into the meat mixture for baking? Thanks !

  63. This was really really good! I added veggies that I had around (mushrooms, kale) and did about half spicy italian sausage and half ground beef. It was delicious and I’ll definitely make it again! The eggs are such a great addition, even though I was mentally freaking out in the back of my mind while stirring them in. This dish is an excellent lasagna substitute and didn’t last long. I ate the leftovers for breakfast the next morning… Thanks for the recipe!

  64. Ahhh!!!! I had all the ingredients to make this and made plain spaghetti instead (insert sad pouty face here!) OK, it’s on my list for next week!

  65. Okay, not sure if you have already answered this but what kind of sausage did you use? I made this today and it was really liquidy – I think the fat from the sausage was too much – I tried draining the sausage but obviously I didn’t do a good job of it. Other than my crazy sausage this recipe is awesome!

  66. Made this tonight and it came out great, I will use a shallower pan next time so it gets a little crispier and add more sauce. Otherwise I can’t want to make it again and should make great leftovers!

  67. My husband was leery that it would be one of my “weird” dishes.. wanted to know what the back up dinner was for the kids… Shah! They gobbled it up. Just heard the five year old say, “I love it”. . . That’s the kid who doesnt like pizza, hamburgers or corn dogs. Yup. We used ground turkey, sauce and spices and then topped with cheese. Meant to use black olives but forgot. DELICIOUS. Thank you for being a genius.

  68. BIG DEAL here! This is the first Paleo recipe I’ve tried (yeah, I’m not a chef in the least). I am SO glad I tried this: I, hubby and two grandkids loved it! This is going to be on the menu at least once a week. Sprouts was out of Spaghetti Squash; the produce manager suggested Acorn Squash. Delicious! Thank you so much!!!

  69. Turned out really delicious! I added some zucchini and mushrooms, but even before that the 8×8 pan wasn’t big enough. Also, I wasn’t too sure about the basil I found at the store so I used some Italian seasoning.

  70. I made this by the recipe and it was great – definitely going to add more veggies next time. It was a great meal for filling casserole/comfort foods cravings. My husband and I are just finishing up our first week of paleo and have been pleasantly surprised with how much we are enjoying it thanks to tasty recipes like this!

  71. Made this for my foodie bf last night and he loved it! I did too! Gives you the satisfaction of comfort food without the heavy feeling afterward, and tastes SO GOOD!!

  72. I am glad that you talked about this so much in today’s blog post. 🙂 This looks amazing and sounds like it would be a great warm dish to eat while it is cold out. I have 2 coworkers that I do a “lunch club” with. Each week we rotate people and somebody brings in homemade food for all of us to eat for lunch. It is really great and the guys have been doing well at making things as close to Paleo as they know how. This dish is something rather familiar, yet something none of them have had before (squash + pizza). 😀 I’m so making this for our next lunch!

    1. cheese will work, but it won’t bind together quite as much! there are other egg substitutes out there that might work, but i haven’t tried any

  73. What a great way to kill “veggies going bad” in the fridge. Added broccoli and spinach plus grass-fed cheddar from TJ’s. What a cheap meal. And delicious. Thanks!

  74. Juli, i am counting the minutes until I can make this for dinner tomorrow night. I don’t love the spag squash/meat sauce combo…it just doesn’t work for me and I usually just eat the meat sauce by itself. This looks like it will solve all my issues. 😉
    Also, have you read “Orange is the New Black”? I read it but haven’t seen the show. You are making me want to watch it!

  75. I just made this and it was so delicious! I am on day 2 of no dairy and this hit the spot! It also was a hit with the kids! I added pepperoni and put cheese on their half and jalepenos on mine

  76. Not sure if I missed this in the directions or in all the comments, but do you cover the baking dish while cooking in the oven? remove cover (foil) for last few minutes? or just bake the whole thing uncovered? thanks

    this looks so good… can’t wait to try it.

  77. I just made this for the family last night and the little girls (read: picky eaters) gobbled it up! I am planning on making a second batch and freezing it for a meal in the future. I’ll let you know how it comes out – thanks so much for the recipe! PaleOMG to the rescue, again!

  78. This was amaaaaazing!! I had dinner with a girlfriend and proposed this recipe, making sure not to tell her it was from a paleo blog bc then she would’ve shot me down! We added mushrooms and some cheese, and I improvised with sage and thyme and oregano bc we didn’t have any basil. I could live on this and my friend also thought it was superb.

  79. This is in the oven now. Smells great!! I mixed in mozzarella cheese and put pepperoni on top. I can tell that this will be another recipe to add into the rotation of favorite paleo recipes. Thanks again!!

  80. Help, please! I’m making this for dinner tonight, and my spaghetti squash is huge, way beyond 600 grams. Do you know how much cooked spaghetti squash this recipe needs? Thanks!

  81. Making this for dinner tonight, and my zucchini squash way bigger than 600 g. Can you give me an idea of how much cooked spaghetti squash this recipe needs? Thanks so much!

  82. I used to make something like this before paleo with regular pasta and it was SO good. I can’t believe I didn’t think of using spaghetti squash. I made this for dinner last night and it was AMAZING. Thank you so much!

  83. HOLY CATS BATMAN! Delish! You’ve done it again Juli! This is fantastic. Added diced bell pepper to the sausage and onion, a little parm cheese and mozzarella to the top…..slammin! Thanks for doin your thang girl!

  84. Amazing!!!! It smelled so good cooking that both of my non spaghetti squash eating children said they would try it. Not on.y did they try it, they both had seconds and thirds. You have hit the jackpot with this meal. Keep up the great work!

  85. Brooke McClelland

    OMG, this smelled so good while baking I had to hold myself back from cutting into it . First, how did you get this into an 8×8 baking dish? I used a 13x 9, but maybe I went overboard on the “large” spaghetti squash:) this was AMAZING! I added a little cheese on top and also peppers and mushrooms in with the sausage and onions. Thank you for the great recipes. This was my second try at the spaghetti squash, and it was a success!!

  86. I had to use spiralized yellow squash, since Whole Foods was out of Spaghetti Squash. But it turned out awesome and delicious! I even put pepperoni slices on top during the last 10 minutes of cooking to make it even more like PIZZA!

  87. Ok, so you say to put the spaghetti squash in 400 degree oven for 20-25 min. Then turn the oven down to 350 and finish cooking to squash.. But for how long until it’s done? I also may have read the instructions wrong.

    1. Manda, did you ever figure this out? I’m not sure, either. Am I cooking the squash until it’s completely soft, or does it soften up more in the casserole? I feel this is important, since overcooking the squash means it will never bake properly. Thanks!

  88. Just shoveled the last fork full into my face. O M G. Fantastic!! Will add some mushrooms and maybe zucchini next time for sure!

    Also thank you to whoever said the microwave the squash tip! Genius! I didn’t almost chop my hand off!

  89. Damn it, woman! This was ridiculous. My meat-and-potatoes husband and annoyingly-picky son both made yummy noises the whole time they were eating this. I’m even more excited to eat the leftovers tomorrow. Not to mention it totally squashed my pizza craving. You witchy woman, you.

  90. This recipe is flying through my Whole30 group like a virus! It’s prepped in my fridge right now, ready for my husband to heat up tomorrow while I work out. I will not be able to focus on my lifts because I will be thinking about dinner. This is not unusual, but I’ll be even more distracted tomorrow.

  91. This is fabulous! I did one .lb sausage, one .lb grass fed beat and it was fantastic. I highly recommend!

    Love your recipes!

  92. SO good! I used arribiata instead of pizza sauce (so spicy and delicious) and added a red bell pepper.

  93. Made this tonight with spinach and kalamata olives. It was amazing! Can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow

  94. This is stupid good! I wanted to eat the whole pan to myself. It’s even good cold, in the middle of the night if you were wondering.

  95. Some, umm debate about this recipe on a Whole 30 forum. Is this more PIZZA like and hence, Sex with your Pants on (from W30) or is it more a baked squash dish? Based on the comments, it seems to me it inspires the same kind of over eating that pizza does, so I am inclined to think of it as SWYPO, but others disagree.

    Don’t get me wrong, it looks AWESOME, and will be making it the minute this W30 is over.

  96. Juli, I don’t know how you do it, but every single one of your recipes always turns out fantastic! I’m always a little skeptical, then you go and impress me again. This one is no exception– I have been craving something casserole-y, and this really hit the spot. It’s perfect for cold weather; hearty and warm and filling. It held together really nicely when sliced, and the top browned and got all nice and crunchy-like. YUM! My whole family loved this. Thank you!

  97. I finally made this yesterday – added mushrooms & cheese like in your instagram post… and holy d@mn it is good! (I’m eating leftovers as we speak). Any food that makes me salivate just by looking at the photo of it and even while I’m eating it you know is going to be amazing!
    Even my husband, who proclaims to not like spaghetti squash, liked it a lot!
    After he ranked this meal a 9 (on a scale of 1-10) I told him that it had spaghetti squash in it. It still kept it’s 9 ranking!!

    Kudos to you – and thanks as always for sharing your amazing recipes (and yourself) with us!

  98. Made this yesterday for my first week of meal prepping and HOLY MOLY. So good! I’m eating it for lunch now and am so excited I get to have it three more times this week!

  99. OMG – Thank you for this recipe! I have made several of your recipes but this one is my favorite! I ate it in 2 sittings….hello food baby. I do believe I’ll be making again tonight. The best thing for me is that I just knew I was going to want cheese but I didn’t miss it at all.

  100. Echoing everyone else here… this recipe is DYNAMITE. Subbed regular tomato sauce for the pizza sauce and still super flavorful. The only thing that was different was the cook time- took me about 90 minutes, prob due to all the moisture from the spaghetti squash. Thanks for a new regular in my rotation!! You are GENIUS! 🙂

  101. I’m vegetarian so just wondering what the best veggie substitute would be – like what veggies would go best and how much?! Love all your posts!

  102. I have seen you posting a lot about this recipe but kept forgetting to look it up. This seems incredibly delicious. I’m going to the store immediately to buy the ingredients to make it tonight!

  103. Ah! Made this today and it was incredible! I added pepperoni, proscuitto, and mushrooms.

    My poor fiance is suffering a Whole 30 with me and he’s being such a good sport, hopefully this will help his crazy pizza craving 🙂

  104. I made this today and it was AMAZING. I actually prepped it all up to step 8 and threw it in the fridge. Popped it out and into the oven today and mmm nom nom nom.

  105. So good!! Not usually a huge spaghetti squash fan but this simple recipe had so much flavor and was so easy to prepare. Love all your recipes especially the ones with 5 (approx) ingredients. Thanks so much!!

  106. This was fantastic! made it for dinner tonight using a pound of grassfed ground beef instead of sausage (couldn’t find it sugar free today) I just seasoned the beef with a sausage seasoning blend. I also added bell pepper and mushrooms. So good! Perfect to come home too post wod tonight 🙂

  107. OMG!! Finally got around to cooking this masterpiece and it definitely lived up to its deliciousness!! My husband went back for seconds and thirds . . even my picky eater loved it! Thank you thank you thank you! (Added olives and peppers, cheese on one side)

  108. I made this and it was absolutely delish! My husband who is skeptical of spaghetti squash loved it and even took it to work for leftovers! I can’t wait to make it again this weekend.

    Thanks for all of the great recipes! 🙂

  109. Going to try this in my slow cooker tonight…I’ll report back on how it went although I’m sure it will be awesome 🙂

  110. We made this last night and it was really good. We did add a little extra sauce to it, but so good. Thanks so much for the recipe.

  111. I made this with a few modifications and it was SO AMAZINGLY GOOD. like best thing i ever made!

    I am allergic to tomatoes so used BBQ sauce instead (some weird reason I don’t have any reaction to it) and added peppers,and used ground pork instead of sausage that I seasoned with “Bone Suckin sauce” seasoning. It’a actually so so good. Thanks for making this a staple! You can also play around with it so much too.

  112. HOLY BATMAN this is amazing…I made this last night and used chorizo instead of Italian sausages. Maybe cause I read the recipe wrong. However it was still amazing. Actually had a piece for breakfast and will eat a piece for lunch and probably dinner. Thanks Juli you make me want to go head first into Paleo. I actually just bought 4 paleo books and you have the best pictures 🙂
    Thanks for being awesome

  113. Making this tonight and plan on subbing ground beef for the meat since it will make me not have to go to the store. 🙂 You saved the hassle of figuring out dinner for me tonight so thank you, I think you deserve an award for that…or at the very least a sticker or something.

  114. This was delicious. Now I have to make your new casserole.
    This is probably breaking some kind of rule, but I just microwave my spaghetti squash for like 8 min to cook it, if anyone wants to skip that step

  115. for those that added cheese, did you add it to the mixture or just on top?? i don’t want the cheese to burn since it bakes for an hour so just wanted to see what others have done. i was thinking i could add it at the end and broil it.

    i’m thinking of doing parmesan and another good white melting cheese like gouda.

  116. Wow, Juli – thank you so much for this recipe! I’ve always really wanted to like the spaghetti-squash-as-pasta recipes but have always been disappointed. This changed my mind! I made it on Monday and picked up the stuff from the store this morning to make it again. Thanks, Juli!

  117. Has anyone tried freezing and then reheating this, and if so how did it turn out? I try to prepare all my meals on weekends for the following week so I just wanted to know if this would reheat well (I know some squashes don’t reheat due to the water content).

  118. This was amazing – I made with bacon and pepperoni instead of sausage and it really tasted like a perfect combo between pizza and pasta!!

  119. I’m in love with this recipe. Finally made it the other night and had to stop myself from eating the entire pan. I hope my husband doesn’t complain, because I plan to make this every week.

  120. Everyone at my box is raving about this one! I heard it is the best thing ever! Can’t wait to make it on Saturday!

  121. This stuff is amazing. I’ve had it every day this week and plan on making it again this weekend so I can have it every day next week. Thanks for sharing!

  122. This is such an amazing recipe!!! I used turkey sausage and a whole can of marinara. I cannot wait to make it again!!

  123. Sausage make me happy. This pizza pie is gonna make me delirious, I know it. So looking forward for this to be in my belly. I’m doing the 21 Day Sugar Detox right now (my journey is on THINPACT.COM) and this will keep me on track for sure

  124. This honestly was so amazing! I made my own sauce and used spicy Italian sausage and add a little ricotta. Such an easy recipe and so full of flavor! I am kind of obsessed with your recipes!!! Thank you!

  125. This was wonderful! I added some extra veggies and topped with cheese. My kids gobbled it up so that is an automatic 5 stars!

    1. Listen this is so good. My 2 year old woke up at 6am asking for this. We both had some for breakfast and I’ll probably have it for lunch too. Thanks!

  126. I truly do not like spaghetti squash….but thought i would try it and…IT WAS SO GOOD! Seriously delicious and the best part…EASY. It was like I was eating spaghetti…but better.

  127. I’m on day 11 of the 21 DSD. I’m so over food. I’ve been eating the same bland crap over and over, just focusing on getting through the detox. I stumbled across this recipe and man, I’m so glad I did! This meal totally made me feel like I was cheating. IT WAS AWESOME! I added pepperoni and artichokes to mine. I also added a little extra pepperoni to the top, which got nice and crispy. Thanks for the amazing recipe!

  128. I made this tonight at the suggestion of a couple of friends who tried it and said it was amazing! I added red and green peppers, mushrooms and made a little almond meal crust on top with sprinkle of nutritional yeast, so yummy!! thank you!

  129. Just made this for dinner– everyone had seconds and thirds! Used ground turkey and mushrooms with some paleo-friendly marinara and it was divine! Now I can have fun experimenting with different flavor combinations now that the base recipe was a winner!!
    Thanks for another great one, Juli

  130. This was AWESOME!! And both my boys loved it – “Delicious” and “This is HEAVEN” were their comments – and they HATE spaghetti squash. While my youngest was eating it he said “mom, next time you should make this with spaghetti squash”.

  131. Hi Juli,
    I am a huuuggee fan of all your wonderful recipes! I’ve been making at least one a week since dropping grains from my diet (and subsequently bloating from my gut! Yay paleo!)

    This was another big success!! Used 1/2 cup fresh basil instead of dried and added a bunch of sliced kalamata olives. Topped it with some local goat cheddar and mozza (ohemgeethatsnotpaleo!!!!) and devoured! Thanks again for another great recipe, you rule my almost-paleo world!

    PS I tried to give it 5 stars but its not working on my silly billy iPhone

  132. I’ve never commented on a recipe on a blog before, but was compelled to after trying this recipe. Not only is it easy to make and tasty, but it satisfies the pizza craving I’ve had for two weeks. Thank you!!

  133. This is the first recipe I’ve made of yours and it won’t be the last!! This was incredible. Thanks so much for your wonderful blog, your recipes, AND your amazing sense of humor!!

  134. Really, my only complaint about theis dish is just that it takes so much waiting! But really, that’s my own fault for deciding I had to make it when I was already hungry and ready for food RIGHT MEOW.
    ALSO, to anyone who subs in ground beef: probably want to drain the fat. I left it in cus, um, fat… Duh. But, it added to the liquid and ab hour and 15 minutes later, I just could not wait anymore for it to get crusty!
    So, it was less cohesive than I desired, but oh well. Delicious ensued!

  135. Thank you for this recipe, it’s delicious. I can’t wait to make the bacon meatloaf next!

    Also my hubby & son who were a lil frightened when I said “squash”.. Said it was very tasty!

  136. Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it yesterday as my “carb loading” meal prior to my half marathon today. Then I enjoyed the leftovers since I was too tired to cook today. Even my friends enjoyed it. Looking forward to make it again.

  137. Do you completely cook the squash before scraping it out? Spaghetti squash usually takes about 40min in my oven at 400. But I wasn’t sure if you just cook it for 25min for this recipe since it’s going back in with everything else for an hour. Help please! 🙂

    1. yes, it should be completely cooked through. i think my oven is a little quicker than most because mine always cooks much faster than other peoples. do make sure to cut it in half and place it cut size down on the baking sheet, it helps it steam so it cooks a little quicker

  138. As always, your recipes never disappoint! We tried this out over the weekend and WOW! Pizza has always been my downfall- I love it, but it just doesn’t love me and I always regret using it as a “cheat” meal. This was the best thing in the world for me! The whole house smelled like pizza as it was cooking and it tasted absolutely delicious. This will be a new staple in our house, for sure!

  139. Made this Saturday night after a long (and awesome) day at a USA Weightlifting course. It was amazing. I swapped up the sausage for grass fed ground beef and added mushrooms and broccoli. My husband went back for thirds!!! Like another poster, I have never been moved enough to comment on a blog about a recipe, but here it is well deserved!

  140. Made this last night! BF approved! I’m on whole30 and this tasted like a treat! thanks! d-liiisssssshhhh

  141. This is simply amazing. Simple to make and so yummy. If only I could find spaghetti squash a bit easier (and not just organic for $9.00) then I would be in heaven!

  142. I’ve cooked spag squash before, but not like you suggest. Ok. So I cut my squash in half lengthwise. Do I scrape out the seeds before cooking it?

    1. nope. i keep the seeds there because once it’s cooked, it’s much easier to scoop out the seeds. then just use a fork to scrape away at the threads

  143. I made this for my family and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved it! I even had it for breakfast the next morning. 🙂

  144. PaleOMG indeed! A friend made this for a paleo potluck this weekend and it was AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to make it at my house!

  145. I just made this and though it tastes delicious, the bottom of the pan is super watery. Is that to be expected?

    Also, it seems that the sauce got absorbed and as a result was more pink. Maybe I’ll eat it will some sauce on the side….:) love your blog, Juli! Always inspiring !

  146. My husband and I LOVE this, but I feel like I’m doing something wrong bevy see the last 2 times I’ve made this it’s come out kinda watery (blaming squash). We microwave the squash it save time …does that make a difference?

    1. squash is always so different, sometimes it’s more watery than others. i don’t think a microwave would make a difference, but you never know

    2. You’ve probably figured out your watery squash conundrum by now (or made peace with it 😉 ), but in case other people have this question, I do find that microwaved spaghetti squash is more watery than roasted. It think because roasting lets some of the water evaporate off.

      That said, I made this with roasted spaghetti squash and mine was watery too! Ah well…

  147. Holy crap this is great recipe and so easy! I wish I’d weighed my squash though….pretty sure it must have been a good bit bigger than yours because it was a little light on sauce, but that’s okay I’m not a huge tomato fan. And I can’t imagine it without cheese!!! It’s worth the stomach pain people!! Lol!
    I added kale! Wish I had some mushrooms….great job Juli!

  148. Well, I am a convert. This was super easy and incredibly delicious, although cutting spaghetti squash is BS. So hard! Even with the microwave trick.

  149. Wow, this was so good!!! I cooked the squash ahead of time, and it was so simple to throw together for a weeknight dinner! I subbed turkey pepperoni for the sausage because that’s what I had on hand…added cheese because I didn’t think BF would buy into the ‘pizza’ concept without it, it was delish! We both loved it, thanks Juli!

  150. Wow, this was so good!!! I cooked the squash ahead of time, and it was so simple to throw together for a weeknight dinner! I subbed turkey pepperoni for the sausage because that’s what I had on hand…added cheese because I didn’t think BF would buy into the ‘pizza’ concept without it, it was delish! We both loved it, thanks Juli!

  151. Just an update, if anyone is interested, I made two of these and froze one. Just ate the frozen/reheated version and it reheats amazingly!

    1. taste wise, i’d say no. they would be weird with spaghetti sauce and sausage. i usually do asian style recipes with kelp noodles since you can tell it’s seaweed.

  152. just made this!! i was worried the spaghetti squash wasn’t done so i cooked it for thirty minutes at 400 F. the directions were a little confusing. it came out great though. this feeds an army so i’ll have enough for 4 days.

  153. 5 stars, loved this dish and so did the kids! Very easy to make, but right about cutting the spaghetti squash, so be careful! Thank u for the great recipes, been enjoying the site!

  154. I’m going for it. I think I’m going to try a more baked spaghetti type, but thanks for the skeleton. After some time looking, this is the only recipe that looks good!

  155. I made this last night. My husband hates vegetables, but none more so than spaghetti squash. If I were to make a list of things he hates, it would go spaghetti squash, then dog kickers, then terrorists. It’s a deeply rooted hatred. I placed this dish in front of him and ran and hid in the next room, lest he throw his plate at me in dismay. No sound of breaking porcelain came, I dared a peek in. He was straight up omnoming this treat from the paleo gods. Thanks for healing our once broken home.

    but f’reals. good sh*t.

  156. Just made this with portobellos instead of the sausage. On top of the eggs I added mozzarella. Turned out really good!

  157. I just made this dish for dinner tonight and it was soo good! My boyfriend took one bite and said it was delicious. Totally adding it to my short list of paleo recipes. Thank you!

  158. This dish is amazing! I have made it twice in one week. I’m going to try it with some chicken and pesto next. Thank you for such a great recipe!

  159. I have made spaghetti using spaghetti squash in the past, we love it, however, this recipe, it blew that out of the water!! Maybe it’s the eggs, or the great italian sausage, but this was so good, I’m making it again next week, LOVE it!!!

  160. Made this last week…great, but will use more seasoning next time. Tonight I tried a taco version: seasoned ground beef, green, red & jalapeno pepper, onion, scallion, 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 3/4 cup salsa + the eggs and squash…triple amazeballs! You may well have posted a similar recipe that I missed but if you haven’t done that…do!

  161. My husband absolutely loved this as did I. We are trying to eat healthier and this is a great recipe. All I can say is YUM!

  162. Hi. Let’s be friends. That was ridiculously easy and I had to create physical distance between myself and the casserole before we caused too much physical damage to each other. I weighed jack shot as well…don’t worry about the ratios too much, people…there’s no such thing as bad pizza. (PS added shrooms, yellow squash, kale, bell peppers, and super chunky homemade sauce). Thanks Juli!!

  163. I made this last night for dinner and it was a HIT! I used a combo of ground beef and sausage and added green peppers and garlic. My husband and I LOVED it!! I really is like a Paleo Lasagna! I’m definitely adding this one to the meal rotation but also for options when we are hosting non-Paleo eaters! Thanks!!

    1. patience. you gotta let it cook the whole time. sometimes the squash has more of a water content, but cooking it the entire time is REALLY important.

  164. I have this in the oven right now! I am making it for a ski trip this weekend. I am the only gluten free person on this trip. So this is a good alternative for me. I added some kale to it as well. I can’t wait to try!

  165. I found your site a few days ago and I’m am so freaking happy that I did. Day #7 of 21DSD here….I was trying to follow Diane’s day-by-day plan but not everything excited me. Many of your 21DSD recipes sound delicious to me and this is the first I tried yesterday. Awesome!! My husband (not doing 21DSD with me) enjoyed it too. And I read recently that you love the Mindy Project. Who doesn’t?? Food and TV compatibility? It’s like you came from heaven. You are my saving grace during these tough 3 weeks! Thank you!!!!!!

  166. I just finished my first plate, which was incredibly good. For the sauce, I used Mezzetta Arrabbiata, which is almost entirely Paleo (made with wine) and adds a little kick to the dish.

    This was the first time I’ve cooked spaghetti squash as well. What an amazing veggie! Thanks so much for this recipe.

  167. OMG this was so delicious! Next time, I’m going to add a crap ton of garlic and some spinach. I love your blog Juli, you’re the best!

  168. I made this last night — I added in a carton of sliced mushrooms and a bag of frozen spinach, and I used 1 extra egg. Tasted incredible! Might be one of the best recipes I’ve ever made? I sent the link to my mom and sisters to try it. I love how this concept (spaghetti squash lasagna) can be modified with all different types of mix-ins!

  169. AMAZING! my boyfriend loves pasta which is the main reason he won’t come aboard the paleo train. i made this and we both loved it! not sure if my squash was just enormous or what but i followed the recipe exactly and my mixture BARELY fit in a 9×13; there would have been no hope for an 8×8. since it was so much i added an extra egg and a little extra sauce too. plus zucchini and a truckload of fresh basil. he took some to work and i’m having it for lunch! YAY for this recipe!

  170. Made this tonight for dinner. Couldn’t find pizza sauce so I used a small can of tomato sauce and some tomato paste instead. I also added green peppers and mushrooms to the sausage/onion mix…yum! I bet the leftovers will be even better tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe!

  171. For those of you looking for an egg substitute, I made “flax eggs” because I was out of eggs.

    For each egg, add 3 Tbsp of water to 1 Tbsp Flax meal and let sit for 10 minutes.

    I’ve never done it before, but it worked beautifully!

    Awesome recipe!

  172. One of the things I crave the most having gone Paleo is pizza. Most gluten free crusts just don’t cut it and I really like the toppings more than anything else. This is a new staple in my recipe rotation. So, so good.

  173. Instead of the sausage I added canadian bacon and pineapple… all I’m missing now from my favorites pizza is the cream cheese (maybe I’ll splurge next time). And there will be a next time as the boyfriend and I both loved it!

  174. This is literally the best recipe i’ve found on any site to date! It is so amazingly perfect 🙂 I added some low sodium pepperonis and a little bit of Parmesan to the top. No words to describe it! Heaven!

  175. I love this!!!! My daughter and I were fighting over the last piece. Your recipes are always great! Thanks for posting them.

  176. This is awesome. I made this for dinner tonight and my husband, who doesn’t do paleo, seen what I was making and said “I’m not eating that.” Well, he ate it, 2 big pieces, and said he would have sworn he was eating something with cheese in it.

  177. Baking in the oven right now! Glad I read over again as I did not mix everything together!! A little tip on the squash….I microwave it for a few minutes….a lot easier and safer to cut!

  178. Super amazing! I made it following the recipe last week and today I think I’m going to make a “supreme” version because why the hell not. I know it will be glorious either way. I’ve made quite a few of your recipes (bacon meatballs, easy mexican salad, buffalo chicken pasta, acorn squash candy) and they never fail. I think I’ve actually made that damn ground beef every single week since October. Good luck with your move!

  179. Oh my goodness – this was fabulous! Hubs and I are trying our best not to overeat it, but I suspect we will lose that battle. Also, it was the toddler’s introduction to spaghetti squash, and she is one happy camper! Thanks for posting!

  180. OMG, delish!!! My mouth was watering the whole time I was smelling it baking. This was my first time working with spaghetti squash. Pretty easy, other than cutting it in half (incident free, this time!). 😉
    Thanks for the great recipe, Juli! Can’t wait to make chorizo sweet potato skins tomorrow!

  181. This is so delicious!!! We added fresh banana peppers, green peppers, and tomatoes. We used hamburger instead of sausage, and added some bacon!! This is definitely one of our favorites right beside your Smokey Bacon Chili! You’re awesome!

  182. I echo all the comments… this is amazing!! Have you tried freezing it? Either before or after being cooked? I am trying to build up my freezer meals. Thanks!

  183. This was so delicious. My husband inhaled almost the entire thing when he got back from his CF. He would have finished it but I insisted on trying it as well. My 15 month old loved it too and I’ll have to make it again for my 4 year old to try. I passed this recipe along to some friends and I can’t wait to make it again. Maybe with some veggies added next time.

  184. Made this tonight. Delish! I doubled the recipe, added a pound of hamburger and some canned pineapples. I was able to fill a 9 x 13 and a 9 x 9 pan! Thanks for the great recipe. Everyone loved it, even my picky son. 🙂

  185. I made this tonight! It was AMAZING! It made the whole house smell delicious and it tasted even better! I sent the recipe to AT least three people in the last 30 minutes! I’m going to have non-paleo people at work try it tomorrow! For all of you hesitant people, MAKE IT TONIGHT!! You won’t regret it!

  186. Yummmmmyyyyyy. I had to control myself bc I wanted to eat a lot more :-/ great and easy recipe !!! Def will make again

  187. Every time I put spaghetti squash on the grocery list, my fiance gets that look in his eye that says, “I’d rather eat the carbs;” but this dish required NO selling to him! I threw in some fresh garlic and oregano, and next time I will add some spinach to get some greenery in there. Fan.Tastic.

  188. Excellent! Had a bulk freezer cooking session with a friend. We made it all the way to the point you would put it in the oven, and then froze it. Then 2 weeks later I defrosted it and baked. Fabulous!

    1. This is sooo delicious! I did have to bake it for 20 extra minutes, but I added mushrooms. Mmmmmmm. Will make all the time now! Thank you so much Julie!

  189. First time commenter but long time reader! This is by far the greatest thing I have ever eaten off your site and that’s saying a lot because I’ve tried and loved everything. Its so easy to make! I’ve eaten the entire thing in like two days. I made it with half ground beef and half spicy Italian sausage. Daaaayum. Thats good stuff.

  190. HI Juli! I made this for the super bowl this past sunday and everyone loved it! I attempted to make it again today but i some how over cooked the spaghetti squash 🙁 [It’s pretty mushy ] So I figured i’ll refrigerate the pork and sauce mixture and buy a new squash to try again… just out of curiosity, would i be able to use the over cooked squash or would you recommend getting a new one? Also, are there any uses for over cooked spaghetti squash? Thanks! I can’t wait to try more of your recipes, especially the “Treats”!

  191. This has been my lunch for like 2 weeks. Still not tired of it, I just make it on sunday and enjoy the rest of the week. Thank you!!!!

  192. Amazing!!!! Made this last night and just tried it for lunch. Only problem is I did not bring enough with me. Next time I will double the recipe.

    Thanks Juli!

  193. Made this tonight and as many posts before me have stated, this us AMAZING!! My husband who refuses to eat spaghetti squash actually took a bite and then with a slight smile asked me to pack some for his lunch tomorrow 😉 That my friends puts the stamp on this recipe as a WINNER!

  194. OK. as a gluten/dairy intolerant person with some other issues, I said goodbye to some foods a long time ago, and am fine with that, but PIZZA is the one thing that still makes me want to have a pity party when others are macking down on big cheesy slabs of deliciousness. THIS TOTALLY FILLS THE PIZZA VOID!!! I modified only slightly, to add green pepper and onion. It feels so decadent, but then I turn around and realize, it’s more than 60% vegetables. Hot Damn!! Thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!!!

  195. This is amazing!! I wasn’t able to find sugar free pizza sauce so I used my homemade spaghetti sauce and just added a little more basil. I also browned up some sliced mushrooms!! I love the versatility of this recipe! With recipes like this I don’t miss eating a typical non-paleo diet 🙂

  196. OMG is right! My first experience with paleo and spaghetti squash was this recipe. I’m totally sold. So delicious even my two year old asked for seconds and he rarely does that! Can’t wait to try more of your recipes!!

  197. I don’t understand how you come up with these bizarre yet COMPLETELY delicious recipes. This rocked my world and my dinner table!

  198. I just have to tell you that I pretty much drag my hubby through Paleo and when I told him that I was making this for dinner tonight he was excited. This is probably one of the only “Paleo” meals that he actually looks forward to (as long as we have red wine too) . So thanks for that! You are helping me win the battle! 🙂

  199. So I have been trying to like spaghetti squash for like 10 years now. No luck, however, I tried AGAIN with this recipe, modified it a bit because of what I had on hand, and it was delicious!!! Even my 8 yr old who eats nothing, absolutely nothing, ate it and LOVED it!! ( I didn’t tell him it was squash BTW) Total winner!! This will be made again and again. I also use your spice combination for the pulled pork chili for all my chilies now. Perfect! Thanks for the great ideas!

  200. made this using spicy chicken sausage and it was outta this world! Super easy, super quick, and really only uses two dishes so its clean! THe next time I make this I will add more pizza sauce and i think save some for the top. I put a little cheese on top too! You would never know this was healthY!

  201. Your spaghetti squash must be tiny! I grabbed 2 smaller ones and they weighed 8lbs total. Only had enough ingredients to double so I went with it. Lol! We’ll see how it turns out, in the oven now!

  202. That was delicious but I CAN’T BELIEVE I JUST SPENT $13 OF MY VERY OWN MONEY TO BUY A SINGLE SPAGHETTI SQUASH!! I mean, it was *totally* worth it, but…um, wow. Just wow.

  203. OK seriously, stop what you’re doing and make this dish.

    SO AMAZING. Though I think I’ve come to the conclusion that italian sausage just makes anything amazing.

    I actually substituted a butternut squash by throwing it in my food processor and then placing it in the pan, and it’s AWESOME. Thanks for the simple yet delicious recipe!

  204. I made this tonight and the picky husband told me I could “make it again”…which doesn’t sound like it wowed him, but the man HATES spaghetti squash, so I consider it a win.

    I used the following modifications: Extra sauce (1 cup extra), Ground Beef instead of Sausage, and I added a little cheese and pepperoni to the top! I can’t wait to try it with tomato slices and basil next time.

    Also, I cooked my Spaghetti Squash in the microwave by stabbing it about 10 times and cooking it 5-6 minutes, flipping it, and cooking it another 5-6 minutes. Turned out great. 🙂


  205. Just made this and it is SO delish! Added sautéed mushrooms and a little more marinara sauce than the recipe. Also sprinkled ribbons of fresh basil after it came out of the oven. This is a keeper – thanks!!

  206. Help!!! I’m from Australia and have no idea what spaghetti squash is!!! Is it pumpkin?! Or sweet potato?! And do you finely shred it with a fork once it’s cooked? Thank you!

    1. haha nope, it’s spaghetti squash. it’s a different kind of squash you can find out there. and when it’s cooks, it falls apart into spaghetti string pieces

  207. This recipe looks great, can’t wait to try this out. I’m really interested about the pizza, sounds pretty weird, but I’m definitely going to give it a try.

  208. Juli – I just made this last night and oh my. It is so worth the positive hype it has been getting!! (I’m not surprised!) Thank you for all of your hard work and delicious ideas. Yum! P.S. Can’t wait for my lunch today – leftovers!!

  209. Seriously….OMG. THIS IS SO DELICIOUS! I want this for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It’s been a little difficult to impress my boyfriend with the paleo meals but he complimented me like 1000 times while eating this. And then again the next day. Thanks for your recipes! And your blog is hilarious!

  210. This recipe is so good!! I’m 6 months pregnant and I’m having a hard time staying “Primal” due to cravings for things such as pizza and this recipe hits the spot bonus is I don’t have to feel guilty about it.
    I think I have made this three days this week, a little obsessed at the moment.

  211. Holy balls that tastes amazing. I’ve made a handful of your recipes and they do not fail for taste or fun. Thank you, thank you for being so creative in the kitchen so I don’t have to be 🙂

  212. I just made this and it tastes soooooo good. it’s about to be a regular.. ohh and the fact that i can remember all the ingredients and measurements without looking makes me fall deeply in love with the recipe.!!

  213. I made this yesterday for a weekly Paleo dinner-swap I have with a neighbor and it is SO good!! I used just a little bit of cheese in and on top, and topped with proscuitto and arugula! The only negative is I wish it made more! 🙂

  214. This is absolutely delicious and very quick to make. The eggs give it a “creamy/cheesy” texture which is very comforting. I have made this several times. I added some mushrooms last time and it was almost like american chop suey!

  215. I would love to share this recipe with a link to your website on my blog, I tried it over the weekend and LOVED it!! My family was not a huge fan, but never has liked spaghetti squash, so I was pushing my luck with them 🙂

  216. I have eaten this for two days in a row. It’s like pizza and lasagna had a baby… I ate it. Awkward. I can’t believe there’s no cheese in it because it tastes cheesy and delicious. I added zucchini and mushrooms. Looking forward to the next two days of chowing down on this goodness. Thanks for the great recipes!

  217. I made this yesterday and my friend tried it too. He commented how similar it is to a Dominican pastelon. Altho the seasonings are different, and there are no plantains in your recipe, it was funny to see how similar the dishes really are! We both loved it, BTW.

  218. So..nobody thought this was bland? I made it with ground beef, because I had no Italian sausage on hand. Maybe the Italian sausage with all its spiciness would’ve been adequate, but if your making it with anything else, I think a tweak on spices is called for. I wish I would’ve added a lot more than just salt/pepper and basil. I would’ve done maybe some sorrano peppers and garlic or pepper flakes in the mix. I will make it again, but next time with the sausage or add many more spices. Just not enough flavor for me.

  219. I absolutely LOVE this! I added a lot of italian spices and olives – next time I think I’ll add mushrooms. Versatile, easy and delicious!! Thanks for the idea!

  220. Finally got around to making this tonight (literally eating it as I type this) and it is awesome! Added some green peppers, mushrooms, and spinach and used sweet ground chicken sausage and it came out awesome! This one is easy and is definitely going into the recipe book!

  221. We LOVE this recipe in our house. We had a spaghetti squash crisis recently, so we made it with butternut squash chunks and it worked great.

  222. Made this on a whim and O. M. G. my taste buds died and went to heaven! Added a little cheese and wished I hadn’t because it seemed to make it too rich actually? But I added mushrooms which were amazing. This whole thing is just awesome! I can’t wait to eat it 30 times in a row!! 🙂 thanks for sharing!!!!

  223. Absolutely delicious! I’m tempted to lick the plate (okay, who am I kidding, I will). So good. I’m a bit upset I gave my parents half of what was made. Just amazing, I can’t wait to make more (possibly today…).

  224. Really good. I doubled the tomato sauce (used spaghetti sauce) and added a bit of water because others commented it was dry, and it was perfect. My hubby said I should try something similar but with enchilada flavors. Surprising because he’s not a cook at all but I can totally see it working well! I thought that was an excellent idea and I can’t wait to try it with ground beef or chicken, green chilis, onions, and homemade paleo enchilada sauce!

  225. I gave this recipe to my husband to make last night for us and we both LOVED it. I had to come back here and tell you his direct quote just sent to me over g-chat as he eats the leftovers for lunch “man that pizza bake is soo good i would think i was eating something that was bad for me – we should make 4 times as much at a time”. We added diced tomatoes, pepperoni, and banana peppers. Thank you for all your great recipes!

  226. Kristine in Santa Barbara

    This is a genius recipe. It was more like 20 ingredients because we’re on a Whole30. No sausage, so used ground pork and lots of italian spices and garlic powder. No pizza sauce, so used a combo of diced tomatoes and tomato paste. I was getting the pizza vibe so I added sautéed mushrooms, green pepper and black olives (our favorite pizza). Just delicious, so cheesy without cheese. Love the idea above about going with an enchilada theme!

    Thanks for a truly great casserole!

  227. Loved it! I used egg whites only ( not a big fan of yolk)…great recipe and easy to make! I also added ground turkey and it was delish!! some avocado on top!!

  228. I used a larger squash and have it in a 9×13 pan. What would you suggest for baking temps and times?