keto friendly 3 ingredient spaghetti squash

This 3 ingredient spaghetti squash recipe is as easy to make as it is delicious! You can use it as a base or just be surprised by how yummy it is by itself! | via The Spirited Violet
This recipe is keto friendly and easy to make. This 3 ingredient is simple without sacrificing flavor. | via The Spirited Violet

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This recipe has been one of my staples when I was strictly eating keto.  Food became pretty boring and I thought of this one evening and have been eating this keto friendly 3 ingredient spaghetti squash recipe ever since 🙂 .  I’ve even put this recipe up on my insta-stories a few times because it is ridiculously easy.

I feel like I should follow up and say that I strictly ate keto my first month where I posted here.  I calorie tracked while doing keto and my last week I could barely scarf down more than 800 calories.  I was exhausted, but so horribly un-hungry all of the time.  I thought my appetite would improve and it just wasn’t.  This is a pretty common side effect of ketogenic diets and a lot of people do intermittent fasting with it.  However for me, this side effect for more than a few days just felt very disordered.  I didn’t want to lose weight with such extreme deficits because I didn’t want to just gain it all back.  

I’ve been eating pretty much the same food at home, but now I have an apple and some beans sometimes.  When I go out to eat with friends, I eat what I want.  I’m still losing weight which has been amazing, but it is very slow. I’ve been experimenting with a lot of health recipes in my kitchen here late- like this carrot soup that I recommend!

ITEMS USED TO MAKE RECIPE

This recipe uses kitchen basics like a cooking sheet and warming pan.  Beyond that, I recommend the item below:

  • Food scale
    When I was still learning how to count my macros and calories very strictly, I used a food scale a lot.  I feel like I can pretty much eye ball it now.  However, I go back and use a scale again after a week or two to make sure I’m not going overboard 😉 .  On a non-food note, I use this same scale to weigh the wax out when I make soy candles.

keto friendly 3 ingredient spaghetti squash recipe
Serves 4
You'll be surprised at how simple this spaghetti squash recipe is, but you also won't stop making it once you realize how delicious it is.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Ingredients
  1. 1 spaghetti squash
  2. 1 10 oz jar of pesto
  3. 1 16 oz bag of shrimp, peeled
  4. salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop all of the seeds out of the middle.
  3. Bake the spaghetti squash for 45 minutes on a cookie sheet.
  4. While the spaghetti squash is baking, peel the shrimp.
  5. Warm the pesto and shrimp on low for 10 minutes.
  6. When the spaghetti squash finishes, take a fork and rake the squash out.
  7. Mix the pesto, shrimp, and spaghetti squash in a bowl.
  8. Serve warm.
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Of course, this is a very basic recipe.  You can decide to use it as a base and make it fanicer or make your own pesto (something I really need to try!).  I don’t like spaghetti squash with just spaghetti sauce, but I like this recipe with spaghetti squash more than I actually like it with noodles.  Win win!

What is your recipe that tastes a lot fancier than it is? Be sure to pin if you’d like to make this later!

  • Lindsey Carson

    Yum! This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Lindsey Carson

    Yum! This sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    YUM! I’ve never been able to find the right seasonings for spaghetti squash, this one looks amazing though!

    • Spaghetti squash is one of those things that it can either taste awful or it can taste really good. I feel like there are very few ways to make it taste good though haha!

  • Paige Cassandra Flamm

    YUM! I’ve never been able to find the right seasonings for spaghetti squash, this one looks amazing though!

  • This looks amazing!!

  • This looks amazing!!