Take a seat, kale. Spaghetti squash has now become the “it” veggie of the season. Of course, now that everyone knows how to cook the squash (whether in an oven or microwave), it’s about time to give it a serious upgrade. So, get out your digital recipe book, because it’s time to mix up your next holiday party or get-together with these must-try spaghetti squash recipes.

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1. Spaghetti Squash and Cheese Bake: If you love Betty Crocker’s casseroles, you’ll adore this recipe. Mix spaghetti squash with cream of mushroom soup, tomato sauce, cheese and turkey, then top with Panko breadcrumbs for a kid-friendly, comforting casserole to warm you up from the inside out. (via iFoodReal)

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2. BBQ Spaghetti Squash Pizza: In the words of Hilary Duff, cheese and sausage is so yesterday. This recipe calls for a gluten-free crust and a guilt-free topping (squash). Cravings have never been so satisfying. (via She Likes Food)

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3. Spaghetti Squash Pie: As a gluten-free, noodle-free and (if you want) meat-free spaghetti pie, this dish can please even the pickiest of people. (via Natural Comfort Kitchen)

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4. Spaghetti Squash Fritters With Dill Yogurt Sauce: Crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, these bite-sized fritters are booming with flavor. Pair with a refreshing dill sauce for a healthy game-day snack. (via Snixy Kitchen)

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5. Spaghetti Squash Fideos: A new take on the classic fideos (Spanish for “noodle”), this spicy, meaty meal is ideal for anyone who may be a little iffy on the whole spaghetti squash thing. (via From a Chef’s Kitchen)

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6. Caramelized Onion Spaghetti Squash: Looking for an impressive meal to dish up in 30 minutes? Give this dish a shot. Between the sautéed onions and mix of kale and mushrooms, this recipe isn’t just creative and colorful — it’s damn healthy. (via The Almond Eater)

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7. Tex Mex Leftover Turkey Spaghetti Squash: Throw some onions, peppers and cheese on your spaghetti squash, and you’re half way to delicious. (via iFoodReal)

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8. Spaghetti Squash With Roasted Broccoli: Spaghetti squash lends itself well to vegetarian meals, but that’s especially true for this easy little plate, which tops spaghetti squash with roasted broccoli, tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella and basil. (via Eating Bird Food)

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9. Parmesan-Ricotta Spaghetti Squash Fritters With Crispy Fried Sage: Though these autumnal fritters are incredible on their own, they also pair well with a creamy fall soup, a bed of leafy winter greens or a glass of wine. (via The Pig and Quill)

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10. Savory Spaghetti Squash Cakes With Poached Eggs and Harissa: Made with garlic-infused spaghetti squash, chives and coriander, then topped with spinach, harissa and poached eggs, this one-dish meal is a savory, gluten-free burst of yum. (via The Bojon Gourmet)

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11. Spaghetti Squash With Roasted Sage, Hazelnut and Cauliflower Sauce: Of course this dish, which features a creamy roasted cauliflower sauce, is a big bowl of insane deliciousness. But the fact that it’s also vegan, carb-free, gluten-free and paleo makes it off-the-charts amazing. (via Sprouted Fig)

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12. Spaghetti Squash Hash With Bacon and Kale: You don’t have to live in the Midwest to appreciate the comfortfoodiness (yes, it’s a word) of this dish. However, heartlanders can especially appreciate that this is what cold winter night dreams are made of. (via Heartbeet Kitchen)

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13. Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Melts: Leftover squash and a meeting you’re already late for? Whip these cheesy melts up in a flash. (via She Likes Food)

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14. Spaghetti Squash and Meatball Frittata: Why settle for bacon and eggs when you can try this heartier option? It combines a childhood favorite meal with an adult-flavored brunch item. (via Destination Delish)

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15. Spaghetti Squash Pasta (3 Ways): If you embrace spaghetti squash as a pasta alternative, but are looking for ways to mix up the monotony, we recommend trying one of these three sauce options: arugula pesto, basic tomato sauce and lemon ricotta sauce. (via Brit + Co)

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16. Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash: Paired with a bit of garlic powder, basil and lemon zest, this protein-packed bowl is great by itself, but can also be combined with some grilled chicken or shrimp for a slightly heavier option. Top with pine nuts for an added crunch. (via Slender Kitchen)

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17. Cold Spaghetti Squash Salad: Instead of always reaching for that fresh-out-of-the-oven situation, let your spaghetti squash cool in the fridge and add to your salad rotation for a great lunchtime option. (via Hello Natural)

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18. Baked Spaghetti Squash Casserole: This dish is another super-easy meal to make, especially when you prep your spaghetti squash the night before. Once everything is made up and ready, top with cheese, bake for 30 minutes and you’re good to go. (via Eat Yourself Skinny)

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19. Roasted Spaghetti Squash With Parmesan and Mushrooms: Tossed with meaty mushrooms and fresh spinach, sprinkled with parmesan cheese and lightly sautéed with garlic, this tasty meal is a cozy evening must-make. P.S. It also pairs well with a glass of Chardonnay. (via Well Plated)

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20. Broccoli Cheddar Spaghetti Squash Casserole: If you’re craving mac ‘n’ cheese, try this casserole instead, which is made with spaghetti squash, broccoli, cheddar and Greek yogurt. (via Making Thyme for Health)

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21. Gluten-Free Fajita Beef Spaghetti Squash Pizza: Another spaghetti squash pizza option? Yep, it’s possible. This is a gluten-free, paleo-friendly and overall drool-worthy take on your favorite slice. (via Shared Appetite)

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22. Cinnamon Spice Spaghetti Squash Cake: You didn’t think a spaghetti squash dessert was possible, did you? Well, we’re here to tell you, it is! This warm cake is a unique way to create a last-minute treat with leftover spaghetti squash. (via Noshed)

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23. Spaghetti Squash, Chicken and Broccoli Soup With Cinnamon: Not every cozy dinner has to come in the form of a hearty dish. Lighten up your meal plan with this tasty take on a winter staple. (via Cooking Creation)

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24. Pesto Spaghetti Squash With Sautéed Cherry Tomatoes: Want a quick, simple way to create a burst of flavor? Combine spaghetti squash with pesto sauce, sautéed cherry tomatoes and onions and chickpeas. Top with pine nuts and you’re ready to boogie. (via Reaching for Greens)

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