It's not all that often that I post recipes containing dairy on here anymore, but this Cheesy Baked Spaghetti Squash is gluten-free, full of cheese and it's delicious. I used to consume more cheese when I was following the SCD diet which I know a lot of my readers still are, so this one is for you. It is also for all of you who are Paleo or Primal and occasionally enjoy dairy, like myself.
Dairy is something I have found I can tolerate once or twice a week and as long as it is low in lactose, such as harder cheeses and the farmer's cheese I use in this recipe. I also have a much better tolerance for raw cheeses or sheep and goat's milk cheeses. Milk and cream are still untouchable, even if fermented in yogurt or keffir, but I am ok with that and love that I can still enjoy cheese from time to time. If you are fully dairy-free, try using my nut cheese from my book as a replacement in this recipe!
Funny enough I actually just found this post pending from the time when I was writing my cookbook. I guess time got away from me in this instance and I completely forgot to share it with you! The original recipe came from a menu planning site that I used to use before switching my diet. I altered it to fit my grain-free needs and it is the quintessential comfort dish. Plus you can prepare a second one and freeze it before baking it for a night when you are completely out of time and need something easy to pull out!
Jenny @ Paleofoodiekitchen
Perfect comfort food right there! Right now dairy is off limits for me but I can eat goat cheese so I’ll give this a try and see how I feel about ricotta and raw mozarella.
Strange question but, when cooking with chicken sausage, how would you recommend we prepare this dish? Should I slice the sausage, attempt to crumble it, or something of the sorts?
If it’s uncooked, use kitchen scissors to cut off the casing or just squeeze it out into the pan and brown like ground beef. If your sausage is already cooked, dice it up as small as you can and it should still be delicious.
Looks perfect! Can’t wait to try this and will definitely freeze one bec. I never have enough hours on weeknights. Thanks!
I made this last night! I used 1 cup cashew “ricotta” and 1 cup shredded raw cheddar cheese – it was delicious. My non-Paleo husband loved it! Thanks 🙂
I also forgot the egg..and it worked out anyway!
Linda Lee Smith
Elizabeth, since I can’t eat cheese, I’m curious – what is raw cheddar cheese and where can I get it and the cashew “ricotta”? I love cheese sooo much and miss it…. Thanks
Sorry, I just saw this! This is the raw cheese I like: https://www.organicvalley.coop/products/cheese/cheddar/
And Danielle has a recipe for the cashew cheese in her cookbook, it’s really simple. 🙂
Kimberly Clark Robbins
How is the best way to freeze this if I want to make two? I am always trying to plan ahead for those nights I’m too tired to fix dinner 🙂
I made this recipe Sunday night and it was so great! My squash hating husband even loved it and was thinking of new ways to use spagehhti squash! This is the dish to win over the haters our there!
Thanks for the great recipe! All 4 little girls ate it up with no complaints and several went for seconds! I loaded all the mozzarella on top to make it more enticing and baked for 25 min.
This looks amazing! Definitely going on our meal plan. As the only one in my family who is grain-free, it’s a challenge finding meals that everyone will love, so I don’t have to make something separate for myself. I am excited to be able to find so many great options here that the whole family enjoys! Thanks, Danielle! You are such a blessing! 🙂
I made this last night using bison meat, regular mozzarella, fresh ricotta, and topped with parmigiano reggiano cheese. It is so good! It strongly reminds me of lasagna, and the gooey, fatty cheese helps balance out the leanness of the bison. This is a recipe I’ll definitely make again!
Is raw milk mozzarella safe for SCD? We are just starting it for my husband who also has UC. Fortunately, we have been eating lower carb for the last couple of years, so it isn’t a huge change for us. We have been enjoying your website for a while now and feel so much better without grains!!
Made this tonight, and it was great! My husband will typically turn to cereal over my various recipes, but he agreed to try it, and ate a serving. (The fact that he ate it, means he liked it.) 😉
Sarah :: EAT.PRAY.MOVE Yoga
Oh my goodness! I can’t wait to try this. I will try to find some sheep’s milk versions of the cheese and go to town!!!
I loved this! Made it last night. My husband and I devoured it, and 1 out of 3 kids was a fan. 🙂 You know how that goes with kids… no telling. I made it with ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan. I did drain a little liquid out. A spaghetti squash shortcut I learned from another sight – I stab it with a knife in 5-10 places (like you would a potato) then cook it in the microwave in increments of 5 minutes until it’s soft to the touch (usually 10 min total is good). Then I can cut itopen easily. I will definitely be making this again! It tasted like such amazing comfort food. Excited for leftover for lunch. Thank you!
We made this dish last week. The whole family loved it. It was a nice change from our Zucchini spaghetti. Thanks!
I really liked this recipe, very tasty!
Kimberly Hoff Pack
So yummy!! Made it with ground turkey instead of ground beef but still great!!
Made this tonight. Absolutely yummy!!!! My husband had seconds, and that’s saying something considering he doesn’t care for squash. Thank you for a delicious recipe!