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Spaghetti Squash Pizza Boats

This pizza recipe is a fun & easy spin on a classic. Use seasonal spaghetti squash for a great fall or winter meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Author: Lindsey Jenkins


  • 1 large spaghetti squash (or 2 small)
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 cup pizza sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (or 1 cup of ricotta)
  • toppings of choice


  • Safely cut the spaghetti squash in half. (Refer to the 'how to cut spaghetti squash' section up above.
  • Scoop the seeds and stringy bits out of the center of the squash and then brush each half with oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the squash cut side down on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat for easier cleanup) and bake for 35- 40 minutes.
  • While your squash cooks, get your toppings ready.
  • Remove your squash from the oven. The squash is done when you can easily shred the flesh with a fork. (The larger the squash, the longer it'll take.)
  • Carefully (it'll be very hot), fluff the spaghetti squash with a fork to loosen the spaghetti-like strands and add ¼ - ½ cup of pizza sauce (give or take) to each boat, your toppings and mix until well incorporated.
  • Top each boat with some shredded cheese, dollops of ricotta, or spread the ricotta to cover the top.
  • Place back in the oven and cook for another 10 minutes until the toppings are warmed through and the cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.


  • Any toppings that take longer to cook, cook them prior to adding to the pizza boats.
  • This recipe serves 2-4 people, depending on the cheese used and hunger levels. :)