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Kevin Curry

4-Ingredient Butternut Squash Spaghetti

Whether you’re pressed for time or cash, eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore.  All you need is a little creativity.  Spiralizing vegetables is a great way to “trick” yourself or your family into eating more vegetables.  Plus, they’re gluten-free and in the raw form, very hearty and filling.

All you need is a quality spiralizer.  I’ve used handheld spiralizers, Julienne peelers, mandolins and the newer countertop spiralizers with multi-attachments, like the one used here.  In terms of accuracy, I think the countertop spiralizers are more versatile and accurate, allowing you to create noodles of different thickness AND providing a wider range of veggies and fruits to spiralize.

I purchased this OXO Tabletop Spiralizer from Kohl’s. I’ve been impressed with both the handheld and countertop spiralizers by OXO.  But hands down, I prefer this one. Aside from the blades, it’s plastic so it’s very easy to clean and wipe down.  Also, it’s lightweight BUT it has a suction cup underneath so it holds the unit in place while cutting.



For 4 servings of spaghetti using butternut squash noodles:

  • 1 lb choice of protein
    • I used ground lamb in this video example but I recommend 95% lean beef,  93% turkey or veggie ground
  • 1 1/2 cup lean store-bought marinara (I used Simple Truth Organic Marinara)
  • 24oz butternut squash noodles (you may need about 2 butternut squash)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Optional garnish
    • fresh parsley or cilantro
    • parmesan (understand this will change the macros)


Step 1

Set oven to 350F.

Step 2

Chop up butternut squash, slicing horizontally into thick chunks, then peel or cut off the skin. Place the chunks in a spiralizer to make thin or thick noodles.

Step 3

Place the noodles on a baking sheet, spray with olive oil, then bake noodles for 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 4

Spray a skillet with olive oil, then add garlic and your choice of protein or veggie ground. Chop it up as it cooks in the skillet. When it’s almost finished, about 5 minutes, add your favorite store-bought marinara or pizza sauce.

Step 5

Mix the marinara with the ground meat or veggies, then place over a serving of baked butternut noodles. The noodles should be tender, yet still somewhat firm.

Step 6

Garnish with cilantro or parsley, and/or parmesan.

Approximate macros for 1 of 4 servings (using 95% lean beef)


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About Kevin - author


Hey, I'm Kevin

My name is Kevin. My life changed when I realized that healthy living is a lifelong journey, mainly won by having a well-balanced diet and maintaining an active lifestyle.

By experimenting in the kitchen and sharing my meals on Tumblr, I learned healthy eating is not boring! By making a few adjustments to my favorite foods, I could design a diet that could help me achieve my wellness goals while satisfying my desire for BANGIN food! 😅 Now I try to help people around the world realize that same level of freedom in eating regardless of budget. Welcome, let's #DemocratizeWellness together!