Spaghetti Squash with Marinara: A Diabetes-Friendly Delight

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara and Garlic

Embrace Healthier Pasta with Garlic-Infused Goodness

NutriDelicians, Introducing Spaghetti Squash with Marinara – a diabetes-friendly masterpiece designed to satisfy your cravings while championing your well-being.

In a world where balance is key, our Spaghetti Squash with Marinara stands as a testament to the fact that you can enjoy your favorite comfort foods while prioritizing your health. This dish elevates the concept of pasta by replacing traditional noodles with spaghetti squash, creating a culinary masterpiece that’s both delicious and diabetes-friendly.

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s master the art of preparing spaghetti squash. First, choose a ripe one, characterized by a firm exterior with no soft spots. Cutting it may seem intimidating, but a sharp knife and some patience are all you need. Once you’ve halved and seeded it, season it lightly, and you’re ready to cook.

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara and Garlic

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara: A Diabetes-Friendly Delight

Imagine the joy of savoring a plate of pasta that doesn't wreak havoc on your blood sugar levels. Our Spaghetti Squash with Marinara is a celebration of flavors that respects your dietary needs, making it a must-try for anyone seeking a balance between taste and wellness.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2
Calories 180 kcal



  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash
  • 4 Ripe Tomatoes Diced
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Dried Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper To Taste
  • Fresh Basil Leaves for Garnish


  • Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  • Carefully halve the spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds.
  • Place the squash halves on a baking sheet, cut side up. Drizzle with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Roast the squash in the preheated oven for about 35-40 minutes, or until the strands can be easily separated with a fork. Once done, use a fork to create the spaghetti-like strands and set aside.

Marinara Sauce:

  • In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant.
  • Add the diced tomatoes, dried oregano, and a pinch of salt. Allow the sauce to simmer for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the tomatoes to break down.

Bringing It All Together:

  • Gently fold the roasted spaghetti squash strands into the simmering marinara sauce, ensuring they are well-coated.
  • Let the flavors meld for a couple of minutes, allowing the squash to absorb the sauce's essence.
  • Serve the Spaghetti Squash with Marinara hot, garnished with fresh basil leaves for an aromatic finish.


Serving: 300gCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 3gFat: 10gFiber: 4g
Keyword Blood Sugar Reduction, Diabetes-Friendly, Garlic, Marinara, Spaghetti Squash
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  • Nutrition Facts

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories180
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat10 g13.89%
  • Total Carbohydrate20 g7.27%
  • Dietary Fiber3 g10.71%
  • Protein3 g6%

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Flavors and Variations

Customization is the name of the game with Spaghetti Squash and Marinara. Feel free to play around with seasonings, herbs, or even protein additions like grilled chicken, turkey, or tofu. This dish is your canvas, and you’re the artist.

Serving Suggestions

To elevate your dining experience, consider garnishing your masterpiece with fresh basil, parsley, or grated Parmesan cheese. A side of garlic bread or a crisp salad can turn it into a complete meal that will satisfy even the most discerning palate.

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Benefits

Beyond its flavorful appeal, our Spaghetti Squash with Marinara takes a proactive approach to diabetes management. Thanks to the inclusion of garlic, this dish brings potential benefits for blood sugar reduction, making it a fitting choice for individuals on a diabetes journey.

Whether it’s a quiet dinner at home or a gathering of friends, our Spaghetti Squash with Marinara shines as a delectable and health-conscious choice.

Crafted with diabetes in mind, this dish is tailored to support those looking to manage their blood sugar levels without compromising on taste.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is spaghetti squash OK for diabetics to eat?

Whether you are already on a diabetic diet or just starting one, spaghetti squash is definitely a food you should add to your menu. Not only does it have very few carbohydrates, it also works with fiber to prevent your blood sugar from spiking.

Can diabetics eat spaghetti sauce?

Tomato-based sauces are generally a safe bet for people with diabetes, as they tend to be lower in sugar than other options. If you’re making your sauce, use a sugar-free option as your base. You can also add some lean protein, like ground turkey or chicken breast, to help balance the meal.

Can Type 2 diabetics eat squash?

People with diabetes who eat a high-fiber diet tend to experience improved blood sugar levels. Squash is also rich in healing antioxidants and Vitamin A — which can improve insulin production — and Vitamin C, which has been shown to reduce blood glucose in people with type 2 diabetes.

Simply Note

As you prepare to savor every bite of this Spaghetti Squash with Marinara, I encourage you to explore our NutriDelicious series – a collection of thoughtfully curated menus designed to address specific health goals. By subscribing, you’ll unlock a treasure trove of culinary wonders that align with your wellness journey.

With Spaghetti Squash with Marinara, we’re redefining your dining experience to embrace both flavor and health. Enjoy every satisfying moment!

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