Baked Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs.
Posted in How Sweet Eats
September 26, 2022

Baked Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs.

This baked spaghetti squash and meatballs is a lovely weeknight meal! Roasted spaghetti squash tossed with marinara, mozzarella cheese and browned meatballs, baked until cheese and melty and golden. Delicious!

I’m all about the cozy dishes right now!

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs

This spaghetti squash and meatball bake is amazing. It can’t be beat. It’s so delicious, hearty and perfect for the season as the weather cools down and we bring out all the sweaters and scarves. 

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs

We loooove spaghetti squash season! I mean, sure, technically it can be found in every season these days. But the fall will forever have me craving spaghetti squash. After roasting, the squash is so nutty and flavorful. I have no interest in using it as a substitute for pasta – I love to use it for its own flavor and purpose. The kids love it too! 

Here’s just a few of our favorites: spaghetti squash parmesan, fire roasted spaghetti squash, buffalo chicken spaghetti squash, broccoli cheddar spaghetti squash, lemon butter spaghetti squash and three cheese spaghetti squash. YUM.

roasted spaghetti squash

This meal is pretty darn easy – roast your squash, brown some meatballs, bring it all together with marinara and cheese. I make baked spaghetti often, it’s a highly requested dish in this house. So I knew it would be perfect with the tender strands of spaghetti squash. 


meatballs on a baking sheet

This is how it comes together! If you go in this order, you’ll have it made fairly efficiently and quickly. 

I slice the squash and prep it to bake! This means remove all the seeds (my favorite way to do this is with a serrated spoon!), add a sprinkle of salt, a drizzle of olive oil and flip it cut-side down on a pan. I roast mine for 20 to 25 minutes depending on the size. 

spaghetti squash, meatballs and marinara

Then I start the meatballs! I make the meatball mixture, roll them into balls and begin to brown them in the pan. You want them to be golden and seared on all sides, but they don’t have to be cooked through. They will finish cooking in the oven. 

By the time the meatballs are browning, the squash is just finishing up. I let it cool until I can comfortably touch it and then use a fork to pull out the squash strands. 

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs ready for the oven

I think this is most delicious when it is layered with marinara. So I spread some marinara on the bottom of a baking dish and I’ll add the scraped squash noodles on top of it. 

Then come our meatballs! I nestle them in with the spaghetti squash. I do another good layer of marinara then sprinkle on lots of cheese. It’s time bake!

I bake until the dish is melty and cheesy and golden brown. Then add a sprinkling of fresh herbs and it’s done!

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs

This is SO comforting and wonderful. Eddie said he could eat it every single week. 

Now, you probably can use frozen meatballs for this. I haven’t tried, but I suggest baking for the time that it’s called for on the packaging. You can also use any variety of meat for this: pork, chicken, beef, turkey – any of it. 

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs

Just look at that cheesy perfection!

baked spaghetti squash and meatballs

The leftovers are also incredible! They reheat great and are just as delicious. Very much like traditional baked spaghetti – the flavors get even better as they sit.

And my family just LOVES meals like this – where everything is in one dish. For some reason, the meatballs and squash served together like this is better than cooking them separately. (more…)

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Jessica September 26, 2022 at 04:08PM

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