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Butternut Squash Spaghetti Bake

This post is sponsored by Green Giant.

This butternut squash spaghetti bake is a tasty low carb casserole featuring delicious butternut squash noodles.

Have you tried cooking with vegetable noodles yet? Our sponsor for this post, Green Giant, just made this cooking trend even more appealing for busy moms with their convenient frozen Veggie Spirals!

Butternut Squash Spaghetti Bake

Butternut Squash Spaghetti

While I adore traditional pasta, it’s nice to take a lighter approach to dinner. Green Giant Veggie Spirals are gluten-free and have 65-90% fewer calories than pasta.

Green Giant Veggie Spirals are available in Butternut Squash, Beets, Zucchini, and Carrot. They’re truly the perfect swap-in for traditional pasta and they taste amazing.

Let’s not forget about all of the nutritional value you’re getting by boosting your vegetable intake. My kids love butternut squash noodles, so this easy butternut squash spaghetti bake recipe was a big hit.

Butternut Squash Frozen Noodles

I don’t know if you’ve ever made your own veggie spirals, but, let’s just say there’s a bit of prep and clean-up involved. There are some nights when the last thing I want to do is have to clean vegetable scraps out of a kitchen tool before I can call it a day. The fewer dishes the better as far as this mom is concerned!

Baked Butternut Squash Spaghetti

How to Cook Butternut Squash Noodles

Wondering how to cook these fabulous butternut squash noodles? There are actually a few different ways to prepare the frozen Green Giant Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals, per the package. You have the following options:

  • Microwave for 6-7 minutes on high; drain excess water
  • Sauté, covered, in a nonstick skillet for 10-11 minutes; drain excess water
  • Boil on the stovetop for 1-3 minutes; drain excess water

I chose to microwave my Veggie Spirals because it was so quick and easy, but all of these methods take just minutes.

My butternut squash spaghetti turned out great using the microwave method. The squash noodles were tender, without being soggy. The dish was truly delicious and something That I felt great feeding my family.

Quick tip: just be sure you drain any excess water no matter which of the cooking methods you choose to follow.

Butternut Squash Spiral Spaghetti

Before you pop your butternut squash spaghetti in the oven to bake, be sure to top it with several slices of fresh mozzarella cheese. Before serving, top it with plenty of chopped fresh basil.

I hope you’ll give this recipe a try, and that new Green Giant Veggie Spirals inspire many more delicious dishes!

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Butternut Squash Spaghetti

Butternut Squash Spaghetti Bake

Yield: 8 servings
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Sweet, tender butternut squash spirals and a savory meat sauce make this baked spaghetti super delicious!


  • 2 pkgs. Green Giant Butternut Squash Veggie Spirals
  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasonings
  • 1 24 oz. jar marinara sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Season ground beef with salt, pepper and Italian seasonings; brown thoroughly. Drain excess fat if necessary.
  3. Add the jar of marinara sauce and simmer on low, 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, microwave Green Giant Butternut Squash Veggie Spiral packages, one at a time, following directions on the package. Drain excess water.
  5. Add the butternut squash noodles to the meat sauce and gently toss to combine.
  6. Add the mixture to a 2-quart baking dish (9x13 would also work) and cover with fresh mozzarella slices. Bake for about 10 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  7. Garnish with fresh basil, serve immediately and enjoy!


Be sure to drain the excess water on your veggie spirals for best results.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 318

Butternut Squash Spaghetti Bake

    16 Comments on “Butternut Squash Spaghetti Bake”

  1. How many carbs are there per serving?

  2. I love Butternut Squash. I didn’t realize that Green Giant has Butternut Squash in package ready to use. That would make life easier.

  3. this looks amazing! i have to save it and show my daughter and she loves spaghetti squash.

  4. This looks absolutely delicious. I love how convenient these veggie spirals are. I’ll have to get some next time I go shopping.

  5. OMG this looks SO SO SO SO good! Thank you for the recipe!

  6. Oh yum, this looks so good! I am always looking for yummy recipes just like this one!

  7. Butternut squash as one of my favorites. I’m always looking for new recipes to make with it. I will have to get the ingredients I need and make this on the weekend. I’m sure it will be a big hit.

  8. I love that Green Giant makes the butternut squash noodles for me to use with this recipe. I like to eat low carb sometimes and this would be a great meal for my family.

  9. I love squash and so this would be so delicious. I am definitely going to be giving this a try!

  10. This looks really yummy! I love how squash is so versatile!

  11. Butternut squash is a produce that I love buying but never know what to do with. This spaghetti bake is exactly what my family needs for dinner!

  12. I love the idea of spaghetti spirals to get the veggies and they would not know the difference between pasta and these. My son has been asking for butternut squash and this is a great way to make it.

  13. I have done few things with Squash before but never thought of doing this! I am going to try this! We are trying to eat better as a family and this would be a great way to do that !

  14. Pinned this! My husband hates squash but I wonder if this will trick him into thinking its a different veggie haha! I am totes trying next week

  15. That sounds amazing. My whole family will love this. I can’t wait to make it for them.

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