Spaghetti Squash Bolognese


Spaghetti squash has a mild, savoury flavour, and makes a delicious alternative to pasta. This spaghetti squash bolognese is easy and even more delicious than your usual bolognese because of the extra vegetable hit.

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Spaghetti squash bolognese
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2023-03-20, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 1 hour.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 21-11-2023

1 hour 4 people Main course
Spaghetti squash bolognese


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  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 300 grams of mince
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of tomato purée (70 g)
  • 100 ml red wine
  • 1 tbsp herbes de Provence
  • 250 ml passata
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • small handful grated Parmesan cheese
Spaghetti squash bolognese ingredients
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  • chopping board & chef's knife
  • large frying pan with lid
  • wooden spoon
  • oven
  • baking tray
  • fork

Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

1 hour 4 people Main course

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Making the bolognese sauce – 15 minutes

Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic.

Heat a splash of olive oil in a large frying pan and sauté the onion and garlic until translucent. Fry the mince until it has browned, then add the tomato purée and cook for another minute.

Pour in around 100 ml of red wine, along with a tablespoon of herbes de Provence, and fry for 3 minutes. Pour in the passata, place a lid on the pan and let the sauce simmer gently while you prepare the pumpkin.

Spaghetti squash bolognese
Spaghetti squash bolognese

Finishing the spaghetti squash bolognese – 45 minutes

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees Celsius.

Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds with a spoon. Drizzle the squash with olive oil, and season with salt and pepper. Bake the spaghetti squash until tender (around 30 minutes).

Use a fork to shred the flesh of the spaghetti squash.

Adjust the seasoning of the bolognese sauce with herbes de Provence, salt and pepper, if needed. Spread the sauce over the squash and sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Garnish with fresh parsley if desired. Enjoy!

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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese: frequently asked questions

Where can I buy spaghetti squash?

In season, it is available at most supermarkets and markets. You can often find them among the other varieties of squash in autumn.

How large are spaghetti squash?

There are different sizes available, from large to small. Sometimes they are completely yellow whereas others have green stripes on their skin.