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Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

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You don’t have to give up your favorite dishes due to food sensitivities! This Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai by The Wheatless Kitchen keeps all of the flavor and comfort of the traditional dish while using spaghetti squash in place of rice noodles and a gluten-free soy sauce.

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Candace Bell is the voice behind The Wheatless Kitchen. Her blog is dedicated to creating simple, gluten-free recipes. Her mission is to help those diagnosed with food allergies by promoting a wholesome, gluten-free way of life. You can also find Candace on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Photo courtesy of Candace Bell.

Original recipe can be found on The Wheatless Kitchen.

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104 responses to “Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai”

  1. Little_Monster says:

    What, no fish sauce or spice!?

  2. Little_Monster says:

    What, no fish sauce or spice!?

  3. Little_Monster says:

    What, no fish sauce or spice!?

  4. Little_Monster says:

    What, no fish sauce or spice!?

  5. Name says:

    I’ve never had spaghetti squash. I’ve hear conflicting things about it. Would love to hear opinions from anyone who has tried this dish.

    • Dawn Sandusky says:

      It is delicious, an excellent pasta substitute. I just recently started using it and it is my new favorite

    • Dawn Sandusky says:

      It is delicious, an excellent pasta substitute. I just recently started using it and it is my new favorite

    • Dawn Sandusky says:

      It is delicious, an excellent pasta substitute. I just recently started using it and it is my new favorite

    • Dawn Sandusky says:

      It is delicious, an excellent pasta substitute. I just recently started using it and it is my new favorite

    • MaryK says:

      I have used it with spaghetti and meat sauce and it was delicious! Much lower carbs than noodles.

    • Amie says:

      I just discovered the joys of Spaghetti Squash a year ago. I eat it every chance I get now. Just a little olive oil, garlic salt and pepper and cook for an hour at 350. I love it! I eat it plain just like that right out of the skin. It’s in its own little bowl. 🙂 Fantastic! Will try the Pad Thai recipe since I love Pad Thai and worry about the calories.

  6. Name says:

    I’ve never had spaghetti squash. I’ve hear conflicting things about it. Would love to hear opinions from anyone who has tried this dish.

  7. Amy says:

    It’s not like noodles EXACTLY, but it’s a reasonably good carrier for sauces 😉 if you don’t mind that it’s not quite like eating real noodles. I make spaghetti squash a couple of times a month (but have not tried this SPECIFIC dish)

  8. Amy says:

    It’s not like noodles EXACTLY, but it’s a reasonably good carrier for sauces 😉 if you don’t mind that it’s not quite like eating real noodles. I make spaghetti squash a couple of times a month (but have not tried this SPECIFIC dish)

  9. Amy says:

    It’s not like noodles EXACTLY, but it’s a reasonably good carrier for sauces 😉 if you don’t mind that it’s not quite like eating real noodles. I make spaghetti squash a couple of times a month (but have not tried this SPECIFIC dish)

  10. Amy says:

    It’s not like noodles EXACTLY, but it’s a reasonably good carrier for sauces 😉 if you don’t mind that it’s not quite like eating real noodles. I make spaghetti squash a couple of times a month (but have not tried this SPECIFIC dish)

  11. martymum says:

    Except you cannot buy spaghetti squash in Britain…please remember not all your users are American!!

    • j says:

      Try not to be so rude, not everything in the world is all about you 🙂

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

        • ghgh7878 says:

          Spaghetti squash is fun and easy to grow if you have a garden. I wonder if you could buy the seeds in Britain? I live in the northern US (short, cool-to-warm summers) and it grows well here.

        • dudebrah says:

          So what if it isn’t available in Britain? Not everything on the internet is universally applicable, chief.

        • Freddy says:

          Is this site/person in the United States? If so, then you can expect it to be geared toward the US. Sorry 🙁 I have found recipes that I had no idea where to g
          et some ingredients…. I just looked elswhere for a recipe.

        • D says:

          There’s this new site I ran across… It’s called Google. You can search for so many things on there. Crazy!

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • martymum says:

        …and this is why normal, intelligent adults have deserted the forums and blogs..pointing out that the website is heavily orientated to America is not being rude it’s being truthful. It is frustrating to find a good recipe you cannot use.

      • Jay Fis says:

        Wow j…all marymun did was say they don’t have spaghetti squash in Britain, and try and remember that.. it wasn’t rude at all. You, if anyone, are the rude one.

        • Another one of Beiber's MILF's says:

          Thank’s Jay. I was flabbergasted when I saw the replies to Martymum’s message. She is quite right, a lot of these recipe’s are sometimes difficult to get. I have no idea where to get Tamari because I live in a small town in Canada. I will just substitute soy sauce instead. Martymum…maybe try some gluten free noodles or something?

        • Another one of Beiber's MILF's says:

          Thank’s Jay. I was flabbergasted when I saw the replies to Martymum’s message. She is quite right, a lot of these recipe’s are sometimes difficult to get. I have no idea where to get Tamari because I live in a small town in Canada. I will just substitute soy sauce instead. Martymum…maybe try some gluten free noodles or something?

          • James Garcia says:

            The tone she took was a bit rude, which is probably why people responded to her in the way that they did. Saying “try to remember that!” is ridiculous. If everyone had to stop and consider ingredients that aren’t available in every part of the world before posting them, there most likely wouldn’t be any recipes posted online. Instead of berating someone for not considering which ingredients are available in Britain, perhaps she could have Googled “spaghetti squash substitutes” or just found a different recipe?

            Let’s pretend someone wrote an article about who is running for President. Would it be okay for someone living in Britain to say “Hey! Those people aren’t running for Prime Minister in Britain! You should remember that and write an article about Britain next time!” It doesn’t make sense… It also doesn’t make sense in this context.

    • j says:

      Try not to be so rude, not everything in the world is all about you 🙂

    • j says:

      Try not to be so rude, not everything in the world is all about you 🙂

    • J says:

      Things to do: find a website hosted in Britain…

      …and complain about any locally-specific advice.

      • Jay Fis says:

        Things to do: Learn not to be a jackass.

      • Another one of Beiber's MILF's says:

        J. Dude, what is your problem? You’re the kind of idiot that makes these forum’s so difficult to read through the comments. I read comments for ideas and suggestions, not watch people get attacked for making a comment. Thanks for ruining my day and everyone else’s on here ya troll.

    • emitay says:

      martymum, I often use zucchini/courgette as a pasta or noodle substitute sliced in long strips with a mandolin. It would probably work well in this recipe as a substitute for spaghetti squash.

    • angmck says:

      Get a spiral noodle slicer and use summer squash(the little yellow squashes). I personally think it would be waaaay better in this recipe, steamed summer squash noodles have little flavor, whereas spaghetti squash has a lot of flavor on it’s own that I think would compete!

    • Natbilboro says:

      you might try and check with a local farmers market… they dont sell them in the grocery store here in Australia either. You could use zucchini, just buy a tool from your kitchen shop and it will chop the zucchini the same way… it works. We all have to make allowances for things that are different… make it work! Happy cooking 🙂

    • Eak says:

      The true beauty of cooking is you can modify to your needs and think outside the box 🙂 We have a spiraler, so instead of using squash we spiraled some yellow zucchini for pasta instead. Took 1/4th the time too! Also we left out the honey and added a bit of chopped jalepenio since we like things a little spicy than sweet. (Cuts out a few more calories too) DELICIOUS!!! Will be making it that way again. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Alice Shockley says:

      Well Heck, where did my comment go? I wanted to suggest you also try farmer’s markets…I assume they have those in the UK?

  12. […] Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai | The Wheatless Kitchen: This Pad Thai keeps all of the flavor and comfort of the traditional dish […]

  13. B says:

    Isn’t pad thai already wheatless since it’s made with rice noodles? My aunt can’t have the slightest bit of wheat and Thai is one of her favorite cuisines.

    • zipotontic says:

      That could be true about some Thai dishes…my sister in law is gluten free and she confirmed. But, I make traditional Phad Thai every so often and, instead of Tamari, it uses soy sauce which has gluten. Plus, I doubt regular Phad Thai is anywhere near 400 cals or less which I think is a key point of this recipe. :-O

    • Joeistiredofmeanpeople says:

      The rice noodles will add calories but is gluten free. Can’t we all just get along?

  14. R100 says:

    I’ve had Pad Thai often and every time it was made with rice noodles as a base. While I’ve used spaghetti squash for other dishes, I’m not sure how good it would be in Pad Thai. Additionally, spaghetti squash is available in Germany and Sweden; I can not speak for the UK.

  15. justgail says:

    I found this delicious and even got my friend who doesn’t like veggies to agree it was good.

  16. […] 2. Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai | The Wheatless Kitchen: You don’t have to give up your favorite dishes due to food sensitivities! This Pad Thai keeps all of the flavor and comfort of the traditional dish while using spaghetti squash in place of rice noodles and a gluten-free soy sauce. […]

  17. zipotontic says:

    I just made this recipe and followed it to the letter. Holy cow!! It is absolutely delicious! Made it for my boyfriend and I for lunch and he raved. A perfect lunch…filling but not heavy at all, in fact I felt energized and ready to get back to my projects. Very simple and really fun to make. Thank you so much for the recipe, it’s absolutely wonderful.
    P.S. For those in Britain who cannot get spaghetti squash, I was wondering if you could use shiritake noodles? I haven’t tried it but I’ve used them in many other recipes and bet they would be fine. If I experiment with them I’ll let you know how it turns out. (If you don’t know what shiritake noodles are just do a search, there is plentiful information about them. They’re good.)

  18. Todd says:

    Made this for the first time today. I think it was way too saucy, so if I make again, I’ll cut the sauce by 1/2. The pad thai texture wasn’t really there with the spaghetti squash, which seemed to disappear in the sauce, so next time I will serve the dish over the squash instead of mixing it in the pan. The flavors are what you would expect from pad thai, nice sweet, salty and sour flavors all come through excellently. I have a lot of leftovers, so I will use some brown rice to help cut the sauce for the rest of the portions.

  19. Charlotte Riggert says:

    Ive been looking for recipes other than spaghetti that use this squash so I made this tonight and it was delicious! I did add three scrambled eggs and bean sprouts which brought the calories up a bit but it was well worth it, eggs were yummy and the bean sprouts gave it a nice crunch. The sauce was perfect as is, I’ve cooked with fish sauce before and it was not a pleasant experience… Even non spaghetti squash lovers in my family liked it.

  20. […] Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai | The Wheatless Kitchen: This Pad Thai keeps all of the flavor and comfort of the traditional dish […]

  21. This recipe right here is totally a favorite of mine! I have yet to make it, but it’s on the TO DO list… AKA: Pinterest! 😉

  22. Valerie says:

    Nice recipe but you need to marinate the chicken to improve taste and tenderness. I used sweet soy sauce and garlic with chili flakes.

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