Keto Squash Recipes | Low Carb Ways to Use Up Squash
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
For more casual meals or to get the kids excited about keto, try these yummy baked zucchini fries!
Doesn't this pesto sound intriguing? I'm always up for trying a new pesto, especially on some yummy squash noodles!
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!
Oh. my. goodness. This keto pad thai looks so amazing! Spaghetti squash can do no wrong!
And for dessert, this keto custard "apple" tart won't disappoint! I'll bet you can guess what the "apples" are!
For an easy weeknight dinner that's both comforting and simple, try this yellow squash casserole!
You'll be asking Aunt Greenthumb for MORE squash when you try this keto bacon carbonara casserole. Yum!
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!
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.
We needed a seafood option on the list, don't you think? Seared scallops and butternut squash puree-what a great combo!
Creamy, delicious keto macaroni and cheese!
My mom heart sighs when it sees kale being sneaked into any dish. This keto butternut squash recipe looks amazing, too!
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
Simple recipes often allow you to really taste the flavors better. Try this simple and easy keto spaghetti squash recipe!