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Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-Free)

This Paleo + Whole30 creamy garlic spaghetti squash casserole is so saucy and delicious! Do you long for a creamy, dairy-free sauce packed with garlicky goodness? Well, look no more! Plus, this dish is made with spaghetti squash, which is a much healthier casserole option. Go ahead, get your squash on, and make a big old pan of this filling and flavorful casserole!

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We love this creamy garlic spaghetti squash casserole because there is only about five minutes of prep time, and the hardest part is really cutting the spaghetti squash! Seriously, isn’t that the worst part? Did you know that if you ask someone working in the produce section at the grocery store, they will cut it in half for you?! Yep, there’s a time saving (and potential ER trip saving) tip for you right there! Just saying.

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Creamy Garlicky Goodness

This casserole is full of creamy garlicky goodness that just hits the spot! You won’t even notice the spaghetti squash isn’t real noodles, and if you use a spicy Italian sausage, you’ll also get just a touch of heat to go with the creamy deliciousness. We love making a big pan of this to have leftovers on hand because sometimes it feels like the leftovers are even better!

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Quick + Easy Meals

While this recipe isn’t a 30 minute meal, we love that it makes enough for leftovers, which can easily be reheated for lunch or another dinner. You could also make and freeze this casserole, and then pop it in the oven to reheat when you are in need of an already made meal. Just note that it may turn out a little more watery than when eaten fresh, and it should be good in the freezer for 1-2 months in an airtight container. We love meals like this since the effort is totally worth the time saved on another day!

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Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Paleo, Whole30, GF + Dairy-Free)

4.32 from 438 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Course: Main Course
Servings: 6
This creamy garlic spaghetti squash casserole is so saucy and delicious! It has a creamy, Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-Free sauce packed with garlicky goodness.
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Ingredients

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Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425° Fahrenheit.
  • Slice the spaghetti squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place the two halves face-down on a baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes.
  • While the squash is cooking, get the sausage going. Heat a large pan over medium heat and add in the sausage. Break it into pieces with a spatula and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside. Reserve at least 1 tbsp of fat in the pan for the sauce you’ll make later.
  • Remove squash from oven after 30 minutes and set aside to cool. Keep the oven on at 425°.
  • While the squash is cooling, prepare the creamy garlic sauce. Whisk together coconut milk and arrowroot flour in a bowl or jar and set aside.
  • Heat the same pan you cooked the sausage in over medium heat. Once hot, add mushrooms and cook until they begin to soften, about 2 minutes. Add in minced garlic and mix well with the mushrooms, about 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Next, whisk up the coconut milk mixture again and add to pan, stirring constantly for 2 minutes. The sauce will bubble and thicken, keep stirring to prevent burning. After 2 minutes turn heat off and stir in salt and pepper. 
  • Now, put it all together. With a fork, scrape out the spaghetti squash “noodles” into a medium casserole dish. Add the cooked sausage, broccoli, and creamy garlic sauce. Mix everything together well.
  • Place back in the oven to bake for 15 more minutes. Remove and serve.

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243 thoughts on “Creamy Garlic Spaghetti Squash Casserole (Paleo, Whole30 + Dairy-Free)

  • I feel like this could have been good but ended up coming out so incredibly watery that it was more like a soup. A lot of the flavor was watered down because of that. It was not watery when mixed together, just when it came out of the oven. Any ideas what happened and how to prevent it in the future?

    • This was likely caused by the spaghetti squash getting overcooked and releasing the water. Depending on the squash size and oven, they all cook a little differently. You can try cutting 10 minutes off of the initial squash cooking time (step #2). Basically, you want to be able to shred the squash but the noodles will still be a little hard and will cook the rest of the way when you mix everything together and cook it for the last 15 minutes.

  • This was a huge hit in my house. My picky toddler ate three helpings and even the broccoli (cue mama happy dance). Will definitely be in the rotation. I used defrosted broccoli florets and added onion while cooking the sausage. Im on a modified AIP diet so it was nice to find a meal that the whole family was excited about.

    • Amazing! We love hearing that SO much! This one is very popular with folks doing AIP. Glad you found it and the whole family enjoyed it! Thanks for coming back to let us know how it went! 🙂

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