Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles with Edamame

What better than to start a new year with a super duper healthy recipe. Here on MarlaMeridith.com, my recipes are created with real, whole food ingredients. If you are on the quest to detox and get yourself back on track after the holidays then you have come to the right place.

This spaghetti squash is a grain free, gluten free, dairy free alternative to a dish that is often made with floury pasta…which makes it quite a bit more calorie dense. I do not count calories, but I crave foods that are light, healthy and give back tons of great energy!


Do you serve spaghetti squash often? We love it over here. It is great simply tossed with olive oil and parmesan cheese. 


In this recipe, we have edamame for some charm…


Even more charming is this little porcelain take-out container I got at Crate and Barrel a while back…


A little bit of red fruity punch makes things colorful & even tastier!


I get so excited about everything you can do with this squash! Really excited & I hope you are too.


I am not very good at cutting into roly-poly squash so I bake the heck out of it before I cut into it.


Most recipes where you regularly use pasta you can swap in this squash. Neat huh! 


How do you like to cook up spaghetti squash?


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119 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Sesame Noodles with Edamame

    1. Marina, thanks for trying to pin this recipe. Drives me nuts when Pinterest does that…especially when I am really trying to remember a post or a website.

  1. I eat edamame almost every day. Such a good source of plant based protein but really, I like the way it crunches or has a little “chew” to it. I like the texture of it more than tofu but they’re both good. And these pics…beautiful. It is HARD to make savory, noodle meals look great and you made it look amazing!!

    1. Averie, edamame do have a nice little chew to them. Makes you feel like you are eating a bit more. When it comes to tofu, I really only like the extra firm – for that chew texture.
      The photos…It was end of the day. Quite dark & I kept moving around to catch the last glimmer of natural light. Ended up on my driveway towards the and of the shoot. The neighbors must have thought I was a whack job πŸ˜‰

  2. Yum! I love Spaghetti Squash – usually in place of pasta with some type of red sauce but this looks fantastic. I recently made a mushroom ragu that had a meat sauce texture and served it over the squash using the shell as a bowl – that was a big hit! P.S. Your smoked salmon recipe came out fabulous over the holidays – thanks πŸ™‚

  3. This looks fantastic, Marla! I’ve been trying hard to like spaghetti squash for a couple of years now, with no success. . . this recipe may just be the game-changer. Can’t wait to try it! πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Ricki, I do hope this is the game changer for you. The flavor is as strong as you want to make it. Adjust ingredients to taste. If you are all ready a fan of sesame noodles then this recipe might rock your world. I sure hope so!

  4. I love everything about this, Marla. These flavors are probably some of my favorites. Can’t wait to give this a try, it’s so creative!

  5. I STILL need to try spaghetti squash … as spaghetti πŸ˜‰

    I love edamame, and all of the flavors you used here. a garnish of the sesame seeds is always a good thing!

    happy new year, Marla!

  6. I really like spaghetti squash though I can never figure out what to DO with it! You’ve solved all my problems with this post. Especially since I’ve been craving an Asian noodle salad lately!

  7. Yes, just last night we had Spaghetti Squash. It’s a quick and easy dinner when I use a jar of organic sauce. We’ve had it a few times. BUT…last night I put it in the oven at 375 before going for my walk, and 1.25 hours later…I thought it would be over cooked. It was under cooked. What gives? I’d love to try your recipe here. We were just talking about the different ways to enjoy the squash since the flavor is so wonderful. Is there another green veggie to use rather than Edamame?

    1. Hi Diane, you can omit the edamame if you wish. The squash on it’s own with the sauce would be just as good. The beans really just add some color and texture play. Another option could be some seaweed (hijiki.) Tonight I baked another spaghetti squash & it took about 1:15 to cook. Go figure. This one was way larger than the ones I usually bake. You just gotta poke at it every 10 minutes or so after 40 have passed.
      I love it with marinara & parmesan too!

  8. This could be easily modified to meet the criteria for Paleo Dieting with the omission of the Edamame, and perhaps the addition of some other complimentary vegetables and lean meat. Thanks so much for this recipe idea! I’ve never used spaghetti squash as a pasta substitute, mostly out of fear, but you certainly make this look easy and delicious!

    1. Hi Jennifer, thanks so much for pointing that out about the Paleo diet. I did not realize that edamame/soy is off the list. Simply omit that and these “noodles” will still be wonderful! No reason to miss out on pasta anymore now that this squash can take it’s place.

    1. Jennifer, spaghetti squash never ceases to amaze me. Tonight I made a huge one and had waaaayyyyy too much fun scraping out the stringy insides. My little daughter was even cracking up about how excited I was. It is all about taking pleasure in the little things my friend πŸ™‚ Glad to hear you feel the same.

    1. Susan, I picked up another one today. Spaghetti squash will be making regular appearances around these parts. I hope you get some in your shopping cart very, very soon πŸ™‚

  9. This is what I’m talking about! Healthy, yes. But it looks delicious too. Happy new year, Marla! To you and your family. Can’t wait to see what’s in store for you in 2012.

  10. Wow! I’ve never seen spaghetti squash before, let alone cooked with it!
    This sounds like a delicious gluten free recipe πŸ™‚ I’m on the hunt for a spaghetti squash now. Thanks for sharing πŸ™‚

  11. Love this spaghetti squash recipe! Spaghetti squash is so kid friendly. My kids like it simply with extra virgin olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and a little salt and pepper.

  12. You can cook the squash in the micro.. Just be sure to poke some holes in it. Sure takes a lot less time . Just check and turn every now in then. It only takes a short time as compared to over an hour in the oven.

  13. This looks most excellent. So far I’ve been craving all sorts of Asian cuisine in my pregnancy and this looks like a great way to keep it healthy! I’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash, but it looks like I can finally give it a try! πŸ˜€

  14. Wow, this was delish! I added in some leftover tofu and cooked it in the sauce for a minute. Another winning recipe from Family Fresh Cooking! Thanks, I’ll be making this again!!

  15. Wow always cook spaghetti squash italian style and even my carnivore husband loves it. Can’t wait to try asian !!!!!!

  16. Hello. This looks so good. What are the little black things in the photos? I didn’t see them in the ingredient list. Or am I totally crazy and not seeing it?

  17. I just made this and used reduced sodium soy sauce instead of tamari and distilled white vinegar since I didn’t have any white wine/rice vinegar. It’s gorgeous but too salty for my liking. Maybe if I had the exact ingredients it wouldn’t be so much, as the soy sauce is very dominating.

  18. I absolutely loved this recipe!! I could eat it every meal its so good. Im just starting to switch to mostly vegetarian due to lupus I was diagnosed with last year and this is the perfect recipe to help me stay on track. YUMMO

  19. I do my spaghetti squash in the microwave. I poke it with a fork about 6 times to let the steam escape before cooking. Then I put the whole uncut squash in the microwave for 10 minutes. It’s really easy to cut in half at this point. Next, I put each half, cut side down in a 2″ high Corning ware casserole with about 1/2 ” of water. Microwave for 10 more minutes. Comes out perfect!

  20. This was amazing! I had never cooked spaghetti squash before. I think it might be my new obsession. The meal was Delicious and healthy too! Thank you for this recipe.

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