Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

IMG_3606My husband can tell you that I am a little pizza-obsessed. I pretty much try to talk him into pizza for dinner any chance I get. It’s also a good barometer for if I’m not feeling well. If you offer me pizza and I decline, I am very, very (like maybe gravely) ill. 

Okay, not gravely ill. That’s a dramatization. You got me.

Keeping me honest. That’s you guys. IMG_3609So here’s the thing with this pizza: The crust is made from spaghetti squash. No flour. No butter. Just veggies and cheese, please. 

If you made spaghetti squash with me last time I posted about this delicious vegetable, then you’ve already had something quite similar. I love spaghetti squash with tomato sauce and cheese, so making a pizza version was just the next logical step. Right?IMG_3537Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust, makes one large crust.

1 spaghetti squash
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon salt

First, carefully cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds and innards. This part kind of smells like autumn, because it reminds me of carving pumpkins.IMG_3577Lightly coat the inside of the squash in a couple teaspoons of olive oil. Bake at 375°F for about 45 minutes, until the inside is easy to shred with a fork. Allow to cool. Scoop out the insides. Place on a plate or baking dish with paper towels. We want to try and soak up any excess moisture from the squash.

In a bowl mix together the squash, egg, and spices. Set aside.IMG_3589Preheat the oven, with the baking sheet inside, at 400°F. Once the oven is hot enough, remove the pan, cover with parchment paper, and spread the spaghetti squash mixture over the baking sheet in a thin layer. Bake until the edges begin to brown, around 20-25 minutes. IMG_3594Cover in a little sauce (I used store-bought), cheese, and your favorite toppings. Bake for another 4-6 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melty. 🙂IMG_3608This pizza crust is quite tasty. I was impressed. The texture is not like thin crust pizza exactly, so don’t go into it expecting that. It’s different. But it’s super delicious. Give it a try this week! xo. Emma

5 from 2 votes
Print

Spaghetti Squash Pizza Crust

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. First, carefully cut the squash in half and scoop out the seeds and innards. This part kind of smells like autumn, because it reminds me of carving pumpkins.
  2. Lightly coat the inside of the squash in a couple teaspoons of olive oil. Bake at 375°F for about 45 minutes, until the inside is easy to shred with a fork. Allow to cool. Scoop out the insides. Place on a plate or baking dish with paper towels. We want to try and soak up any excess moisture from the squash.
  3. In a bowl mix together the squash, egg, and spices. Set aside.
  4. Preheat the oven, with the baking sheet inside, at 400°F. Once the oven is hot enough, remove the pan, cover with parchment paper, and spread the spaghetti squash mixture over the baking sheet in a thin layer. Bake until the edges begin to brown, around 20-25 minutes.
  5. Cover in a little sauce (I used store-bought), cheese, and your favorite toppings. Bake for another 4-6 minutes, until the cheese is nice and melty.

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman

  • 5 stars
    I cannot stress how important it is to get the water out ?but holy wow. Incredible recipe!!

  • I can’t wait to try this during the week! I’m so excited because I’m gluten free with many food sensitivities and love spaghetti squash! I made a pizza crust out using cooked chicken, 1 egg, and seasonings and it was amazing!! Looking forward to trying your recipe!!! ????

  • Tried this for the first time.
    Cooked squash, squeezes out liquid for 30 min. Put I fridge until got home from work. Squished out almost a cup of more liquid. Who knew. Anyway then mixed with egg and went from there but used silicon sheet.
    400 for 20 min, flipped sheet around, cooked for 10 min more. Pulled pan out and turned over. Baked for 20 min more. Topped with sauce, pepperoni and cheese. Very limp pizza, ate with fork. Awesome flavor, will make again.

  • I cooked my squash and left it in the refrigerator lightly covered for a few days. I then left it in a colander in the sink for about 20 minutes. When adding the egg I also added parmesan cheese and spread it as thin as I could and baked it before adding toppings. It was great. I did not miss the crust at all. Can’t wait to make it again.

  • The combo of spaghetti squash and pizza was a revelation to me! Holy moly. I just tried this for dinner (veganized) and loved it. Thanks for sharing!

  • I finally got to try out this recipe today (it took me a little while to find spaghetti squash!). It was delicious BUT my crust came out a bit soggy. Emma, could you tell me what I might have done wrong? Maybe I didn’t drain the excess moisture enough? Also, do you think that baking it a little longer (before adding sauce/toppings) might help? I’m determined to try again…the flavor was right on, I just need to perfect the texture!

    Thanks,
    Lori
    http://www.adventuresofasickchick.com

  • This was amazing! Made it tonight and can’t wait to make it again! Fulfilled my pizza craving!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  • I love spaghetti squash and pizza. So, I was super excited to make this recipe last night and find it was supper yummy!

  • good idea for a more healthy version of my favourite!
    http://thewanderlusthasgotme.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/get-fitter-in-2014.html

  • oh. em. gee. This looks amazingly delicious…and healthy. Best combo ever.

  • Wauw it looks SO delicious! I have never seen anything like it – thanks for the tip – love your blog! 🙂

    Emma
    http://thecasualcliche.blogspot.dk/2014/01/new-in-slip-ons.html

  • I’m so obsessed with spaghetti squash, so this is right up my ally. I’m no doubt going to make this. I currently happen to have two spaghetti squashes sitting on my counter awaiting a new lovely creation. BINGO! I just found it. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    That Comfort Girl

  • Hey-o! I tried this last night and it was a hit! 🙂 Thanks for giving me courage to try something new. Delicious and inspiring! -Celeste

  • I’ve made a similar crust out of shredded zucchini but never thought of spaghetti squash! This would be perfect for the leftover spaghetti squash that I always end up with since there is NO way I can eat a whole squash in one setting!

  • Looks absolutely delicious! Bookmarking for later on in the week! 😉

  • Mmm that looks good – it makes me wish we had spaghetti squash in England!

  • This looks so healthy and so yum! I usually try to go for some gluten-free or whole wheat crust but this is so creative and it actually looks delicious! I love spaghetti squash, maybe sweet potato mixed in would be good too?

    xoxo
    Alex
    http://freshhealthynatural.blogspot.com

  • This looks and sounds yum!! Healthy choices… Thanks Emma, will have to try it one of these days 😉

    auie
    www.purevowels.com

  • I’ve done cauliflower crust a few times and recently saw a recipe for chickpea crust but haven’t seen spaghetti squssh! Fun use.

  • This looks amazingly delicious. Did you use slices of fresh mozzarella in this recipe?

  • Legitimately decided to make this for dinner last night the moment I saw it. It was delicious!! Thanks for the inspiration.

  • This was the perfect time for you to post this recipe because my boyfriend would probably never agree to trying this dish, but he just left for the whole weekend. MUAHAHAHA. Spaghetti squash pizza for this girl tonight! 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!!!

  • I love spaghetti squash so i will definitely be trying this! (My little sister, who is three, and lives across the country, does not. Haha. We asked her, “Who likes spaghetti squash?” and she said, “Nobody!” LOL)

  • This pizza looks really good! I have started following your blog after seeing this photo!!!

    http://porlasramasblog.blogspot.com

  • as an avid lover of spaghetti squash and pizza, you can guarantee i’ll be making this sometime next week. you are a freaking genius.

  • Love this! I just made a zucchini crust pizza (so good!), so I’ll have to try this next. So smart to preheat the oven with the baking sheet inside–I never thought of that and will definitely give it a shot!

  • wow, sounds like the perfect healthy alternative to ordering pizza! love this!

    xxoo,
    nikki

    www.dreaminneon.blogspot.com

  • This would be a wonderful recipe for Daniel Fasters…Sounds great!

  • love this. i actually had spaghetti squash last night for dinner (and leftovers for lunch today). cauliflower crust pizza is also bomb.

  • How awesome! I love the idea of a healthier version of pizza because, I too, am a pizza lover! I can’t wait to try this recipe out!

    xoxo
    Taylor

    www.welcomehometaylor.com

  • Now this is something I definitely have to try! My boyfriend and I are obsessed with pizza. I’ve been looking for healthier versions so we can eat it even more often than we already do! Thanks for the recipe!

    http://www.brookemeaganjones.com

  • This looks absolutely delicious! I’ve made cauliflower crust, brown rice crust but never spaghetti squash crust! This sounds soooo amazing. I will need to try it soon! I love putting on broccoli and zucchini with lots of spices! Seriously, that’s for posting this. I love finding alternative GF crusts.

  • wow, what a fantastic idea!!!
    definitely trying this one 🙂

  • This looks so different but so good. I definitely need to try this one day. Plus it’s healthy which is a plus!

  • This looks fantastic, I’ve done cauliflower crust too but it’s more complicated because you have to “rice” the cauliflower to make the crust but the results were delicious.

  • i am making this for dinner TONIGHT! i love this idea so much! thank you so much for helping out the pizza-holics everywhere :D!

  • Think this might work with an egg sub? I’m allergic!

  • This is awesome. I just recently made cauliflower crust; but being vegan it is difficult to get them to hold together without the egg. This is a challenge I may have to take up 🙂 Spaghetti squash crust, yum!

  • Would love to try this but they don’t have spaghetti squash where I love :(. Guess there aren’t any substitutes?? I’m still going to bookmark and hope for a chance to try this in the future.

  • Omg yes please! I love cauli crust but this seems easier. Have you ever tried sweet potato crust?

  • How cool is this? I’ve seen the cauliflower versions all over the web lately, and yours looks like another delicious variety, too! Beautiful presentation 🙂

  • This looks INCREDIBLE. Am trying this on the weekend.

    Sophie x

    http://your-girl-is-lovely.blogspot.co.uk

  • ooh, interesting with the squash crust. will try it! looks yum!
    feel free to check out&follow my blog: http://singmyspring.blogspot.com

  • This looks awesome! I’m also crazy about pizza so I’ll have to give this unusual version a try sometime!

    http://impulsory.net

  • I’m always looking for healthy alternatives for some of my not-so-healthy favourite meals and will definitely be giving this one a try!

  • I understand you, I’m a pizza-obssesed as well! This one looks so good ! have a nice weekend!!

  • I SO want to try spaghetti squash!! Especially since I do not eat gluten and starch. But I haven’t come by it in scandinavia yet… Hopefully I’ll find it one day soon, then I will try out this receipt! 🙂

  • Sounds tasty. I often make a similar crust only I use coliflower instead of spagetti squash. Here in Denmark it is part of the LCHF-diet 🙂
    This lady is the queen of LCHF in DK and here comes her recipe if you are interesed : http://www.madbanditten.dk/2013/02/22/blomkalspizza-og-hjemmelavet-urtesalt/
    (Hopefully Google translate makes sense)
    Thanks for all your great inspiration 🙂

    Anne-Mette – femthe.blogspot.dk

  • Love this post! Can’t wait to try this! I’m the same with coffee. If I ever decline a coffee – chances are I’m just shy of death!
    The Macadame. xx
    www.creamstop.com

  • its looks very yummy.nice article thanx or share it click here for love couples , partner love stories and matchmaking service for free

  • Right there with you. I love pizza and, honestly, your garlic crust changed my life! I’ve been making it ever since and every.single.person. requested the recipe. I hope there’s spaghetti squash at the farmer’s market tomorrow.

  • I’m soooo going to try this!
    Thanks for the recipe!
    xx,
    E.
    www.theslowpace.com

  • I’m pretty sure that spaghetti squash is next to non-existant in Ireland, I’ve wanted to try it for so long! 🙁 such a simple recipe for “healthy junk food” too, maybe I’ll be able to try it out some time…!

    • I could possibly send you seeds if you cant find spaghetti squash and have a place to grow them. They take all summer, are quite large, running, squash bushes but the squash store well. We grow them and share and enjoy them all winter.

  • Pretty sure spaghetti squash is next to non-existant in Ireland, I’ve wanted to try it for so long! 🙁 such a simple recipe for “healthy junk food” too, maybe I’ll be able to try it some day…!

  • This is perfect for my grain-free diet! I’ve seen pizza recipes with a cauliflower crust but not with squash. Love this and must try!

    -Lori
    http://www.adventuresofasickchick.com

  • yum yum yum yum yum! I’d like this better than the cauliflower crust, I think

  • Dear Emma,

    I love all your recipes! But what I love even more is your writing style – your blog entries are my favourite ones (:

    Lots of love from Munich!
    Tabea

  • oooohhhh delicious! i wouldn’t even feel bad for eating that pizza all by myself.
    xo, cheyenne

  • OK. This is seriously genius. I now feel justified eating pizza for dinner, like, everyday. Dreams really can come true. 😉

  • This sounds so good! I don’t love spaghetti squash as pasta, but I might like it as pizza. Great way to get in an extra veggie!

  • Yum!! I have been obsessed with Spaghetti squash ever since you posted the first post about it! ; ) I have to convince my husband to let me make this for supper sometime. Or, maybe I’ll make it for lunch sometime! : ) I’m pumped.

  • Looks delicious, but I have a question. Do you scoop the innards out twice? Once before you bake the squash and again afterward. I’ve eaten spaghetti squash but never cooked it before so that’s why I’m confused. Thanks!

  • yum such a great idea! so trying this asap. thanks for another great recipe. xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.com

  • Mind blown. Can’t wait to try this out.

    http://districtandmore.com/

  • Genius! I always have leftovers so this is a great way to mix it up. I love finding alternatives to traditional crust. Thanks!

  • I am clearly missing out on spaghetti squash!

    That pizza looks delicious, though, and would be a good way to get my son to eat even more veggies (He’s actually pretty good with his veg but no harm in getting some more!)

    Yum!

    Laura – www.petitmoi-bigworld.co.uk

  • Yum! Did you know that you can also cook the squash whole and then cut it in half when it’s done. It eliminates that “carefully cut in half” bit…sometimes when they’re raw, they’re a pain in the neck to cut and I’m afraid I might cut myself.

    Also, you might like this recipe for spaghetti squash cakies. They’re like meatballs — all that nice italian flavor– but no meat! I’ve made them a couple of times and frozen them for later. Very good! (I add pine nuts and sometimes raisins, just like my Italian grandfather’s recipe.)

    http://www.mynewroots.org/site/2013/11/spaghetti-squash-baby-cakes-with-crispy-sage/

    • Hi… if you poke some holes in the spaghetti squash with a knife or fork, cut off a small bit of the ends and microwave for 5-10 minutes, it will be soft enough to cut with your knife without cutting your hand and fingers off. It depends upon the size of the squash, but i play it by ear. It works every time before i bake it. Best wishes!

      • Thank you Carolynn…I watched my husband with great anxiety trying to cut that puppy open tonight…was hoping to find a tip like yours! Bravo 🙂

    • Cutting a spaghetti squash with a knife is asking for trouble. I keep a dedicated saw in the kitchen for sawing these bad boys in half.

  • Mmmm, a healthier pizza! I adore pizza. It is my unhealthy obsession. Give me wine, pizza, and sorbet and I will be happy forever. Thanks for sharing!

    http://howtomakehome.blogspot.com

  • This pizza looks so good, it’s making me so hungry! x

    http://moiraparton.blogspot.co.uk/

  • This is so cool! Looks amazing too!

    http://everydayingrace.blogspot.ca/

  • Looks delicious, I wouldn’t say no to some of this. Pizza is pizza as far as I’m concerned, no matter the base 🙂

  • I am a pizza freak and you usedy favourite toppings.. I have no choice but to make this. I will keep you posted. YUM!
    www.dancingthroughsunday.typepad.com

  • …”Keeping me honest. That’s you guys.”…
    You’re writing makes me smile Emma!

  • Mmm this looks so yummy and healthier than normal pizza! Going to have to try it!

    Xx Milly

    www.lovemilly.com

  • Hello, girls! Loved this idea! I always try new recipes that are healthier. I’m from Brazil and really admire your work. Thanks for sharing.

  • I can not wait to try this! Pasta/Bread can be tough on my tummy, what a great substitute!

  • This looks so delicious! Perfect for those times I’m craving pizza but don’t want the bloat. For different flavours, might it be possible to switch up the vegetable base – i.e. maybe using mashed cauliflower?

    Thanks for the great post!
    Love Tamsin xx (A Certain Adventure)

  • perfectly sinful looking, but so much more healthful. any recipe that tricks my mind in this way is a winner in my book. 🙂

    charity

  • Since I have a grain free diet I use spaghetti squash to replace my pasta and love it. I’ve currently been doing a cauliflower pizza crust, but it requires quite a bit of cheese in the recipe. I would love to give this a try and save all the cheese for my topping. Thanks for sharing~

  • move over cauliflower crust… there’s a new guy in town! i have never even considered experimenting with spaghetti squash, but i do love my pizza, so i think this is a must try! great recipe 🙂

  • This looks so delicious I may have to make it right now…. for breakfast.

  • I love spaghetti squash and we always have leftovers since one squash is a lot for two people. Thanks for a great idea for the leftovers.

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.