Crockpot Spaghetti Squash at your service! This hands-off, healthy slow cooker recipe is here for when you a) need a vegetable side to serve with dinner but aren’t in the mood to actually plan and cook it, b) have an oven that is already occupied, c) need spaghetti squash for a different recipe, and/or d) want to feel like a multitasking crockpot boss babe.
As a kid, spaghetti squash (with brown sugar and butter, please and thank you) was one of the few vegetables I would eat without some serious mealtime melodrama. It took me a while to reunite with it as an adult, and considering its positive qualities, I don’t make it nearly as often as I should.
Spaghetti squash is low carb, low calorie, and offers a range of vitamins, minerals, and fiber.
It’s ideal for adding to other recipes to sneak in an extra serving of veg (ahem, creamy, cheesy Spaghetti Squash Boats with Chicken and Bacon).
Spaghetti squash is budget friendly and filling.
The more I type, the more I’m asking myself why I don’t cook spaghetti squash every week.
Here’s the honest answer: I hate leaving the oven running for the 45+ minutes it takes for the spaghetti squash to bake. I often need the oven for other dinner endeavors, and I feel like as long as the oven is on, I can’t put the squash entirely out of mind.
If only there were an alternative way to cook spaghetti squash…
I think you know where this is going.
Enter Crockpot Spaghetti Squash. I set out to see if I could cook squash in the slow cooker, and the answer was a resounding yes!
The lead up to this post was my first time making spaghetti squash in the slow cooker, and I am a changed woman.
Not only was it super convenient to have the squash cooking while I went about the rest of my day, it was EASY from beginning to end. (more…)