Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza


Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza

Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza


1 Basic Pizza Crust, baked

1 small spaghetti squash (2 pounds)

Olive oil



1 cup barbecue sauce

¾ cup smoked gouda, shredded

¾ cup extra sharp cheddar, shredded

½ red onion, thinly sliced


Preheat the oven to 400℉.

Slice spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and ribbing.  Brush with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Place upside down on a baking sheet and poke the skin with a fork in several places.

Roast for 30-40 minutes or until tender.  Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.  Turn the squash over and use a fork to scrap and fluff the squash into strands.

Increase oven temperature to 450℉.

Spread barbecue sauce over the crust, using more or less according to taste.  Sprinkle cheese over sauce and arrange spaghetti squash on top of cheese.  Sprinkle more cheese and top with red onions.

Bake until the crust is golden and cheese is bubbly (10-12 minutes)  Allow to cool slightly and cut into serving sized pieces.

8 serving, 400 calories per serving


Hack:  You can use your favorite cheese in this recipe or whatever cheese you have on hand.

Hack:  Store leftover pizza in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 4 weeks.  To freeze, place pizza in a tightly sealed freezer bag or container, separating each slice with parchment paper.

Hack:  Uncooked winter squash can be stored in a cool, dark environment (less than 50℉) for up to 2 months so stock up when it’s on sale!  Cook, mash and freeze unseasoned winter squash for up to 12 months as a quick and easy addition to many recipes.


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10 Replies to “Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza”

  1. Hi Cynthia, yum yummy! I am definitely going to prepare this in the coming days. I never had a squash on a pizza but I love squash, and red onions, so I would surely like it.  

    Thanks for the tip to store the leftovers. I´ve never done it but it is great to know about it. Thanks for the lovely recipe. Cheers! Marisa

    1. Thank you for your comments.  I don’t usually have a reason to know how to store the leftovers either…pizza never lasts that long.  😉 I hope you’ll enjoy this unusual combination of flavors!

  2. Cooking stones are very unique.  I have never used one before. I didn’t know you can use these cooking stones on an open fire and on the grill.  It seems like a lot of work to preheat the stone before using it.  I like the barbecue spaghetti squash pizza recipe.  My address is for delivery!  If I did place cold food on a hot tone what would happen?.   

    1. If you can find someone to deliver a barbecue spaghetti squash pizza, you’re in luck.  Unfortunately, I live in the boondocks and no one delivers.  If I want something, I’ve got to make it myself!

      Since I have to preheat my oven anyway, it’s really not a problem to simply put the stone in when I do.  The downfall of this, heated clay stoneware can crack if it comes into contact with very cold food or surface.

  3. Thank you for your post. This is somethng I am craving for. I love spaghetti squach and Pizza. This kind of pizza is my favorite. I have almost everything in your recipe. I just need a basic pizza crust. I am going to do some shoping this afternoon and I will buy one pizza crust. My dinner is spaghetti squash pizza. It is going to have big fun for me.

  4. Hi Cynthia, Your recipe for Barbecue Spaghetti Squash Pizza is certainly a very unusual combination of flavors. It certainly sounds delicious and I wonder how you actually came up with this particular combination? Of course, traditional pizza ingredients can become quite boring over time. So, I am sure that this will become a firm favorite with many families. 

    1. Sometimes an idea just pops into my head and I try to make it a reality.  Other times, I expand upon a recipe I come across.  I don’t remember exactly how this one came about but it’s one of my favorites.  Please let me know how you like it!

  5. If I live alone, I choose to eat pizza everyday! Who can say no to pizza? Do you have a good recipe for the pizza crust or any brand from the store that you suggest? I have yet tried any crust from the store that I like. Anyways, I will try to make this over the weekend but first, gotta get all the ingredients first 🙂

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