This guilt-free Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe that tastes so amazing, you’d almost swear it’s the real thing!
Guilt-Free Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai
Pad Thai might just be my favorite dish on the entire planet. In fact, when I was pregnant, it was one of the few things I could eat and keep down!
Though I generally avoid wheat, I’m a self-confessed rice and rice noodle addict. However, sometimes I cut back on all grains when I start to feel my jeans getting snug.
This Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe is the perfect compromise, because it doesn’t taste like a compromise at all! Seriously, this stuff is out-of-this-word amazing!
Paleo Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Modifications
Note: Our recipe is gluten-free (be sure to check the ingredients of the sauce you use just in case), and we’ve included simple substitutions to make it paleo friendly as well.
Check out the “cooking tips” section for more details!
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai Shopping List
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- Spaghetti squash
- Rotisserie chicken
- Coconut oil
- Yellow onion
- Pad thai sauce*
- Green onion
- Silicone baking mat
*We sometimes use a store-bought sauce to save time; see cooking tips below for a homemade paleo sauce recipe
Free printable copy of full recipe amounts/ingredients & directions available at bottom of post. Click here to jump to printable recipe.
- To make a this recipe a Paleo Pad Thai, omit the cashews and try a Pad Thai sauce alternative like this one from Well Fed.
- Save money and make your own rotisserie style chicken.
- Cook your spaghetti squash in advance to save time.
- Use both halves of the spaghetti squash and double the other ingredients to serve 4-6.
Make Cooking Fun (and Easy!)
Grab a free printable copy of this healthy spaghetti squash pad thai recipe here:
This guilt-free Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai recipe that tastes so amazing, you'd almost swear it's the real thing!
- 1/2 spaghetti squash
- 1 cup chopped rotisserie chicken
- 1 onion sliced
- 4 eggs
- 1/3 cup pad thai sauce
- 1/3 cup cashews chopped
- 1/4 cup green onion chopped
Preheat oven to 375°F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds. Place facedown on a silicon baking mat and bake for 45 minutes.
Once spaghetti squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to remove from shell.
In a medium frying pan, brown onion. (Use your choice of cooking oil; we love coconut oil). Once onion slices are caramelized, add 4 eggs to pan and scramble. Remove eggs and onion from pan and set aside.
To the same pan you used to cook eggs and onion, add chopped chicken and stir to heat. This also allows the chicken to absorb some of the juices left in the pan.
Add spaghetti squash, Pad Thai sauce, eggs, onions and toss to coat evenly. Remove from heat and garnish with green onion and chopped cashews.
Note: Nutrition information is an estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared. For example, if you use the paleo sauce substitution, your carb and sugar values will be lower.
More of our favorite healthy spaghetti squash recipes:
We love using spaghetti squash as an ingredient substitute in gluten free cooking! It is extremely mild on its own, and absorbs all the flavors of the recipe in which you use it.
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And be sure to check out our original Authentic Pad Thai Recipe (one of our most popular dishes ever!)
**See a full list of recipes on the Soccer Mom Blog here**
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