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Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein, prepared and in a dish
Serving Size
Serving Size:
1 cup

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

Recipe Type

Spaghetti squash can make a great alternative to noodles. 



  • 1 large spaghetti squash
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper (or black pepper)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced diagonally
  • 2 cups coleslaw mix (shredded cabbage and carrots)


Cut a spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Lay skin side up in a 9- by 13-inch glass baking dish, with ½ inch of water in the bottom of the pan. Bake at 400 F for 30 to 40 minutes, until flesh is very tender. Scoop out the flesh with a fork so it breaks apart into strings; set aside. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger and pepper; set aside.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add onion and celery, and cook, stirring often, until tender, about three to four minutes. Stir in cabbage until heated through, about one minute. Stir in spaghetti squash and sauce mixture until well combined, about two minutes. Serve immediately.

Dietary and Nutrition


Squash is a nutrient-rich food and an excellent source of fiber. One-half cup of cooked, mashed squash without added salt has 42 calories, 0 grams (g) fat, 1 g protein, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber and 4 milligrams sodium. Squash is high in beta-carotene, which our bodies use to make vitamin A, and the mineral potassium.

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Field to Fork Winter Squash! (FN1801, Reviewed Jan. 2020)

Squash has been used as a nutritious food for thousands of years in North America. You might find buttercup, butternut, acorn and/or spaghetti squash in your local grocery store.

Let's Enjoy Winter Squash! (FN1979, July 2020)

Winter squash is a nutrient-rich food and an excellent source of fiber. This handout provides tips and recipes for preparing and preserving winter squash.

This recipe was analyzed for nutrition using Food Processor SQL Nutrition and Fitness Software and tested in the kitchen.