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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo (Paleo, AIP, Dairy-free)

4.85 from 20 votes

What’s Inside: A creamy “cheesy” Spaghetti Squash Alfredo that’s flexible and easy to make. The dairy-free Alfredo sauce is perfect for Paleo, AIP, and Whole30 diets.

spaghetti squash alfredo via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP, dairy-free)

I’m combining my love of my nut-free dairy-free alfredo sauce with one of my favorite winter veggies ever, the spaghetti squash of course! This recipe is so flexible, I added some ham and broccoli into it, but you can add chicken or bacon and any veggies you fancy, making your own delish spaghetti squash alfredo. The outcome is super creamy and rich, it will warm you right up and become one of your favorite spaghetti squash recipes yet!

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spaghetti squash alfredo via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP, dairy-free)

This also makes a great packed lunch, easy to re-heat and switch up with toppings/mix-ins to make it different each time. So don’t skimp out on using this for meal prep. If you haven’t had spaghetti squash before, it quite literally looks like spaghetti when you fork out the cooked squash pieces and holds any sauce really nicely. My paleo alfredo sauce is pretty famous in my spaghetti squash pastitsio (Greek Lasagna) recipe and is a staple over here – you will love it!

spaghetti squash alfredo via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP, dairy-free)

There are so many great dairy-free and vegan alfredo sauce recipes out there, but they usually include cashews (I even have one here) which is delish and fatty! But to make a nut-free version is a little different. The mix of cauliflower and coconut cream fits the bill perfectly.

 

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spaghetti squash alfredo via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP, dairy-free)

Paleo Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

spaghetti squash alfredo via Food by Mars (paleo, AIP, dairy-free)

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo

4.85 from 20 votes
Creamy, dairy-free alfredo sauce with ham and broccoli makes a delicious spaghetti squash alfredo! It’s easy and packed with veggies.
*Paleo, AIP, Dairy-free, Gluten-free*
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 45 mins
Yeild: 2

Ingredients

Squash

  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil

Dairy-free Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 cups steamed cauliflower
  • 1 cup coconut cream
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp arrowroot starch/flour
  • 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder

Mix-ins

  • bacon, ham or chicken
  • steamed broccoli

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 375f degrees and place parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil on parchment paper.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half, length-wise and keep seeds in. Roast cut-side down for 30-40 minutes until cooked. 
  • In the meantime, steam fresh or frozen cauliflower florets and toss into a blender with all ingredients. Blend until well combined and set aside. Prep any mix-ins (such as steamed broccoli and meat).
  • Let squash cool for a few minutes and remove seeds with tongs. Using a fork, fluff up the squash and separate from the skin. 
  • Add the squash and sauce to a skillet and mix around, combining with any mix-ins you choose. Season well with salt and desired seasonings. Serve once warm.
Diet: American, Italian
Keywords: dairy free alfredo sauce, paleo alfredo sauce, spaghetti squash alfredo, spaghetti squash recipes, vegan alfredo sauce recipe
Course: Main Course

 

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15 comments

  1. I love how healthy this recipe is and it really does taste like a lighter version of fettuccine alfredo! I’ll be making this all winter long!

  2. This is such a healthy side or main dish to make this fall. I am so sure I will make it soon and yes, I’m gonna love it! Thanks for sharing, my lonely squash was waiting for this recipe 🙂

  3. This was an amazing recipe that my family really fell head over heels for. I have been watching our carbs and other things and this was perfect!! I will be making this again!

  4. Spaghetti squash is the most fun of all. The perfect pasta alternative. I know this would be a hit for dinner any night of the week.

  5. Thank you for this recipe; it is delicious! We love bold flavors so added two cloves of garlic to the blend and a bit more salt. It’ll definitely be a go-to dish for sure.