Do you need keto recipes to use up squash? I’ve got the perfect low carb squash recipe list for you! Let’s talk squash!
It’s that time of year when gardens are bursting with fresh produce. Sometimes, a squash plant goes rogue and becomes so prolific, it’s nigh unstoppable.
You’re either giving away squash by the armful or getting tricked into taking armfuls of it by Aunt Greenthumb.
(Also, I tried to keep pumpkins off this list, since they’re such a popular squash and the other squash varieties are harder to find recipes for, but scroll down to the bottom for a separate list of keto pumpkin recipes!)
Ways to Get Rid of Squash: The Funny and Creative
I’ve heard of some creative and hilarious ways to get rid of overly abundant squash.
At one church we used to attend, the garden aficionado ladies kept a large “bountiful basket” in the lobby of the church so people could either give away extras or take extra produce.
It. was. awesome!!
I’ve also heard some pretty hilarious stories of people doorbell ditching and leaving piles of squash on doorsteps.
Or a little more invasive, to randomly open up strangers’ car doors, toss in a squash, and run. (Can you just picture that mischievous friend of yours doing this? Haha!)
What’s your funny or creative way to get rid of extra squash?
I’d love to know in the comments below this post! Seriously, these are my kind of stories, LOL.
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Is Squash Allowed on Keto?
The question of the hour is: Can you eat squash on the keto diet?
The answer is yes! Squash is ok on the keto diet!
As with any vegetable that’s a bit higher in carbs, you’ll just need to watch your carbs.
The good news is that squash has enough fiber to bring your carb count down a lot if you’re counting net carbs (I usually do).
As you’ll see below in the next section, some squash varieties are actually quite low in carbohydrates!
So can you have squash on keto? Yes! Enjoy these ketogenic squash recipes!
Need more veggie sides? How about these favorite Steamed Brussels Sprouts or this simple Tomato Cotija Salad with Tomatillo Dressing?
Carbs in Squash
Here’s a handy reference of popular squash varieties if you want to know how many net carbs are in one cup of squash:
- Butternut squash: 15 g
- Acorn squash: 13 g
- Spaghetti squash: 5.5 g
- Yellow summer squash: 2 g (!)
- Zucchini squash: 3 g
- Hubbard squash: 15 g
- Calabaza squash: 1 g (!!)
- Delicata squash: 1 g (!!!)
- Kabocha squash: 9 g
As you can see, there’s quite a range in the amount of net carbs in each variety of these popular squash types!
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Ways to Use Up Squash in Keto Recipes
Yellow squash, zucchini, butternut squash, hubbard squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, winter squash, oh my! So many yummy varieties to choose from!
You’ve come for the keto squash recipe list, so let’s get to it!
Don’t forget to share in the comments the most shocking or hilarious way you’ve heard of to get rid of excess squash!
Keto Squash Recipes
It's time to use up all the squash in your garden!
Replacing fettuccine is easy with this spaghetti squash chicken alfredo! If you've never tried using spaghetti squash as a pasta replacement, this is the recipe to start with!
Creamy Low Carb Paleo Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
A comforting bowl of butternut squash soup sounds just right to me!
Stuffed Summer Squash Boats with Beef, Shiitake Mushrooms & Swiss
Mushrooms and swiss are the perfect combo for these keto summer squash boats.
Low-Carb Triple Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Triple chocolate! These keto zucchini muffins pack a ton of nutrition and chocolaty flavor! Try these silicone muffin cups and you'll never have to buy paper muffin cups again.
Paleo Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash
I'm a huge fan of spaghetti squash and tacos. What a great idea to put them together! This keto squash recipe is both paleo AND keto. Bonus!
Baked Zucchini Fries
For more casual meals or to get the kids excited about keto, try these yummy baked zucchini fries!
Squash Noodles with Everything Pesto (and an egg on top)
Doesn't this pesto sound intriguing? I'm always up for trying a new pesto, especially on some yummy squash noodles!
Low Carb Nacho Zucchini Chips Recipe - in the dehydrator or oven!
This ketogenic squash recipe helped me discover a new way to season! Check out her secret ingredient!
Another simple and easy keto yellow squash recipe! This keto summer squash recipe is a frequent low carb side dish at our house this time of year. The squash absorbs the butter as it cooks, making it flavorful and delicious!
Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai with Shrimp • Low Carb with Jennifer
Oh. my. goodness. This keto pad thai looks so amazing! Spaghetti squash can do no wrong!
Keto Custard Apple Tart
And for dessert, this keto custard "apple" tart won't disappoint! I'll bet you can guess what the "apples" are!
Easy Low Carb Yellow Squash Casserole with Taco Flavor
For an easy weeknight dinner that's both comforting and simple, try this yellow squash casserole!
Rich Keto Bacon Carbonara Casserole
You'll be asking Aunt Greenthumb for MORE squash when you try this keto bacon carbonara casserole. Yum!
Zucchini Salad with Lemon & Feta - Low Carb, Keto
If you don't feel like cooking, this spiralized zucchini salad is perfect. Just spiralize the zucchini, toss the ingredients together, and voila! An easy keto squash salad!
Scalloped Zucchini & Crookneck Squash
There are so many squash recipes that are just perfect comfort foods! I would put this keto scalloped zucchini and crookneck squash recipe on that list for sure.
Low-Carb Biscuits with Zucchini and Cheese
Little packets of golden perfection, right here! Try these low carb zucchini and cheese biscuits with my easy keto beef stroganoff!
Seared Scallops with Butternut Squash Puree
We needed a seafood option on the list, don't you think? Seared scallops and butternut squash puree-what a great combo!
Zucchini Bread | Keto Zucchini Walnut Bread
No low carb squash recipe list is complete without zucchini bread! Perfectly baked, this keto zucchini walnut bread will satisfy those fall cravings. Don't forget your walnuts!
Zucchini and Squash Kabobs on the Grill – Paleo+ Whole30 + Keto
If you're looking for a keto vegetarian option for your squash, try these squash skewers. It's not too cold for the grill yet! These are my favorite skewer sticks! For a main dish, try these chicken satay kabobs to make a complete meal!
Keto Mac and Cheese with Zoodles
Creamy, delicious keto macaroni and cheese!
Sausage, Butternut Squash and Kale Breakfast Casserole
My mom heart sighs when it sees kale being sneaked into any dish. This keto butternut squash recipe looks amazing, too!
Keto Low Carb Pancakes with a Sneaky Vegetable!
Vegetables for breakfast?? Oh yes, these pancakes are so yummy. You may need to try my sugar free buttermilk syrup on these sneaky little pancakes!
Chili Cheese Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe - Keto
Another brilliant low carb way to eat spaghetti squash is to stuff it with cheese and chili. I could really go for this right now!
Savory Zucchini Waffles - Only 5 ingredients in these Low Carb, Gluten Free Waffles
Have you heard of cheese waffles, or "chaffles" yet? People are using mini waffle irons to make savory waffles for sandwich making! If you haven't tried this craze yet, they're ALL the rage in keto circles right now. Try this unique version with zucchini.
Parmesan Garlic Spaghetti Squash
Simple recipes often allow you to really taste the flavors better. Try this simple and easy keto spaghetti squash recipe!
Grilled Caprese Zucchini Boats Recipe
You all know I like caprese anything. My baked stuffed caprese avocados or my caprese avocado salad will tell you that! These keto caprese zucchini boats are genius!
Keto Pumpkin Recipes
I tried to keep the above list to non-pumpkin squash types, since pumpkin recipes are so much easier to find. But if you came to look for pumpkin recipes, I've got a list for you, too! Try these keto pumpkin inspired recipes!
I love all these, but that Pad Thai Butternut Squash looks absolutely incredible and I HAVE to make it!
Haha! I totally agree, Shelby!
Ah, the recipes look very awesome. I am not in a position to stop myself from cooking it now!! And the amazing part is the explanation of the complex recipe in a simpler manner in a minimum number of steps. You truly are a person with very good writing skills. Now that I want to try these recipes.
Thanks so much! Enjoy!
You just made keto meal-prepping the most approachable and easy thing ever. Thanks so much!