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Recipe For Gluten-Free Cheesy Veggie "Pasta" Bake

Gluten-Free Cheesy Veggie "Pasta" Bake

If you can't have gluten, you can still enjoy this cheesy pasta dish. It's not made with gluten-free pasta — oh no! It's made with spaghetti squash and other veggies.

That means you can load on the cheese and still enjoy a lower-calorie, ooey-gooey, cheesy bowl of steamy pasta. You'll never even realize it's gluten-free! Plus it's a great way to use up all that zucchini you've got growing in your garden.

Gluten-Free Cheesy Veggie "Pasta" Bake


1 whole spaghetti squash
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 red pepper, diced
1 zucchini, diced
1 carrot, shredded
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tomato, diced
16 ounces tomato sauce
4 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup shredded Parmesan


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Poke spaghetti squash all over with a knife and cook in the microwave for eight to 12 minutes until soft. If you don't have a microwave, place the poked squash on a baking pan and bake at 375ºF for 45 to 60 minutes. While that's cooking, add the oil, garlic, pepper, zucchini, and carrots to a pan, cooking over medium heat.
  3. Cut the squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and with a fork, scrape the flesh from the peel. It should flake off easily in strings, resembling spaghetti. Place the spaghetti squash flesh in a casserole dish. Add the cooked veggies, diced tomato, sauce, and most of the cheese and mix well. Sprinkle leftover cheese on top and bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  4. Allow to cool for five minutes, serve, and enjoy.


Calories per serving

Source: Calorie Counter

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Kathleen15215454 Kathleen15215454 2 years
I made this tonight as is! It is just absolutely declious! Well done, bravo! The options to change up this recipe is endless too!
Anita14802035 Anita14802035 2 years
I just made this and took the extra step of draining my spaghetti squash in a collander before adding the veggies. I also added italian sausage and some basil. It was marvelous!!! Thank you for such a versatile dish.
Christymarie926 Christymarie926 3 years
This recipe was absolutely delicious!!! I couldn't even tell I was eating all veggies!
SaraNoH SaraNoH 4 years
this is soooo good. I love the versatility of the recipe too; you can add whatever veggies you have on hand it works!
SaraNoH SaraNoH 4 years
I made this tonight--very good! What's nice is the recipe is so versatile that you can add whatever veggies you want really!
JessicaM99 JessicaM99 4 years
I veganized this recipe tonight subbing nutritional yeast and Daiya for the cheese. It was SO good! Thank you for this great recipe!!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
That looks cozy and delicious!
KeLynns KeLynns 4 years
Oooo! I actually have a spaghetti squash I was planning on eating tonight anyway, but this preparation looks much yummier than the one I had in mind. Thanks!
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