Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash Boats

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These Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash Boats are flavorful and delicious!  They make for a perfect side dish or light dinner!


Do you guys ever feel like your to-do list is endless?  And then as soon as you get one thing checked off you realize that there is now something else to add?  That’s how I’ve been feeling lately.  I finally get the kitchen cleaned and then realize that all the clothes are dirty.  Then I get all the clothes washed and realize it’s already dinner time and I have no idea what to cook.  I guess that is just what comes with being an adult and a parent?

Sometimes I just need a few moments to myself with a good book and big bowl of this Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash!  I would say that I would like to be cuddled under a warm blanket while eating this meal, except that it was 80 degrees today and I want nothing to do with a warm blanket right now!


This recipe came to be because I had some leftover herbs from that super handy poultry pack of herbs with thyme, sage and rosemary.  I still haven’t mastered gardening in the desert, but I do want to work on growing some herbs because those little packs can get expensive!  So, I always get really excited when I see a pack of herbs that has 3 different kinds all in one.  I was wondering what to do with the rest of the package when I saw all the spaghetti squash at the store and immediately knew I needed to pair them.


This recipe is really easy to make and so delicious!  You could eat it as a side dish, or if you’re like me, you can happily eat it as your dinner :)  If you’re looking for more seasonal recipes this month, then today is your lucky day!  I’ve teamed up with some other awesome seasonal bloggers to bring you all some delicious recipes that celebrate seasonal fruits and vegetables #eatseasonal  See below for the recipes!


Garlic and Herb Spaghetti Squash Boats

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 40 mins
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4
  • Category: Side, Entree, Gluten Free, Vegan


  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Olive oil

Garlic & Herb Sauce:

  • 3 tablespoons non-dairy butter or regular butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh sage
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Cut spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Drizzle each half with a small amount of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place squash face down on a baking sheet and roast until fork tender, 50 mins.
  2. Heat a small saucepan over medium heat and add all Garlic Herb Sauce ingredients. Cook for about 5 minutes, until butter is melted and garlic is cooked.
  3. Remove spaghetti squash from the oven, run a fork through it to loosen the spaghetti squash and then pour a desired amount of garlic and herb butter over the top.



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  1. says

    YES! I feel like my to-do list just gets longer and longer, even when I check things off! These spaghetti squash boats look incredible, Izzy! Can you believe I’ve never tried them before?! You’ve definitely convinced me to do so with the garlic and herb flavors (my favorite!). Looks SO good!

  2. says

    The to-do list NEVER ends! I can’t keep up with the laundry, cleaning, or food prep so my kids are getting more chores. :)
    These spaghetti squash boats sound like the perfect thing for the spaghetti squash I have in my pantry. I love these clean flavors — there’s nothing like fresh herbs!

    • She Likes Food says

      I want to hire a maid, cook and cleaning person, but I’m pretty sure those are all my jobs now lol! Thanks, Marcie!

  3. says

    I know just what you mean about the never ending to do list! I can never, ever keep up. Spaghetti boats are great for keeping in the arsenal for these busy weeks :)

    • She Likes Food says

      It’s so hard to fall behind and then it really piles up! I agree, they’r easy to make and great for dinner :)

    • She Likes Food says

      I’m not sure how I do it either haha, and I’m pretty sure most of the stuff is just not getting done! Thanks, Sarah :)

  4. says

    Oh you and your 80 degree temperatures! GAH! Sounds so good right now. As does this spaghetti squash. I haven’t made spaghetti squash once so far this season. I need to hurry up before it’s all gone!

    • She Likes Food says

      Haha, I promise I’m not bragging! I will gladly take your colder weather for this hot weather in January!

  5. says

    Sometimes the simple meals are the most comforting!! 80 degrees though, really?!! Its been so so cold here!!! Lets just switch houses for a week or so :)

    • She Likes Food says

      I will gladly switch for a few days! I’m sure I would complain in the cold, but I’m really missing winter with this warm weather!

  6. says

    Yup, I can totally relate. I am also the queen of making overly-ambitious to-do lists for each day, so there’s that haha I’m working on it!!

    ANYWAY these spaghetti squash boats sound awesome – so pretty too with the herbs!

  7. says

    I love the simplicity of this recipe! And I am so with you about the to-do list. It waxes and wanes for me. Lately, I have been time blocking myself like crazy and that is helping. Glad to be a part of this Eat Seasonal group and to virtually meet you Izzy.

    • She Likes Food says

      Thanks, Katie! Maybe I should try time blocking because I just can’t seem to catch up! It is great to meet you too :)

  8. says

    I love spaghetti squash, but for some reason I’ve barely been buying/eating it lately.. I think that’s got to change!

    Ugh, speaking of herbs, my herb garden is a mess all of a sudden. It’s been raining a lot here, which San Diego is NOT used to, and now my garden is out of control with weeds and mint that suddenly are all over the place!

  9. says

    For me the list just keeps getting longer! Yikes! I’m always on the lookout for spaghetti squash inspiration–so thanks for this simple recipe. And in the summer, we get new herbs every week in our farm share box, and often I need a sauce like this to use them up. Pinning!


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