Craving a light coconut curry meal? This curry spaghetti squash will satisfy your Thai cravings without all the starch and carbs.

Coconut Curry Spaghetti Squash Recipe in cast iron skillet

Thai Curry Sauce on Low Carb Spaghetti squash

Thai curried spaghetti squash is incredibly flavorful, delicious and much more low carb than eating regular starchy flour noodles. If you’re craving Thai food but to wanting all the carbs, replacing the noodles with spaghetti squash is a fantastic alternative. The coconut curry sauce makes this curry spaghetti squash super flavorful and satisfying. There’s a lot of flexibility in this spaghetti squash recipe because you can add chicken, shrimp, beef or pork. What ever protein you add, it’ll be a great addition to the squash. If you want to make it vegetarian, just make sure to use soy sauce and add what ever vegetables you want.

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More Vegetables For This Curry Recipe

Some fantastic vegetables that would make this curry spaghetti squash perfect for vegetarians are: cauliflower, broccoli, baby potatoes, kale and carrots. The vegetable possibilities are endless and that’s the reason why this curry spaghetti squash so much fun. If you want this keep it super simple, this curry spaghetti squash is delicious as a stand alone dish. Make it vegetarian, pescatarian or filled with your favorite meats, our curry spaghetti squash is wonderful for everyone! Click Here for All Our–> Delicious Asian Recipes 

Coconut Curry Spaghetti Squash Recipe on cutting board with fork

Coconut Curry Spaghetti Squash Recipe in cast iron skillet

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this recipe was originally published in 2018 and republished in 2020 with updated video. Here’s a garlic parmesan spaghetti sauce for you to enjoy.


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Coconut Curry Spaghetti Squash

This is a very saucy, flavorful and delicious recipe! Spaghetti squash sizes will vary and so will cooking times, so adjust accordingly if you’re cooking with anything smaller or larger than 3 pounds.
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  • 1 Spaghetti Squash (@3lbs or 1365g)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Olive Oil
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) butter
  • 3 large cloves garlic , minced (or to taste)
  • 1 small onion , diced
  • 14 ounces (397 g) coconut milk (one can)
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) curry powder , or to taste
  • 1/2 tablespoon (7.5 ml) paprika
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) soy sauce or fish sauce, or to taste
  • fresh cracked black pepper , to taste
  • 1-2 Tablespoons (15 ml) hot sauce (optional), or to taste
  • 3 Tablespoons (45 ml) minced fresh cilantro


  • Preheat Oven to 375°F. Oil a sheet pan with olive oil.
  • Carefully cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and connecting strands, then place cut side down on the prepared sheet pan.
  • Bake for 45 minutes, or until the squash flesh becomes tender and separates easily into strands with a fork. Finish by gently loosening and removing the "spaghetti strands" from the shells. Set aside.
  • Heat large pan on medium-high heat. Melt butter, then add garlic and onion. Cook until fragrant and translucent. Add coconut milk, curry powder, paprika, soy/fish sauce, black pepper and hot sauce (optional). Bring to a low simmer for about 3 minutes.
  • Add spaghetti squash strands and toss into the sauce. Cook for about 1 minute or until the spaghetti squash is warmed. Don't overcook the spaghetti squash strands, especially if they’re already too soft or else they'll become mush.
  • Remove the pan from the heat, add fresh cilantro and additional salt and pepper, if needed, to taste. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 370kcal, Carbohydrates: 23g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 32g, Saturated Fat: 23g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 443mg, Potassium: 557mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 930IU, Vitamin C: 10mg, Calcium: 85mg, Iron: 4.8mg