Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce

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This easy 5 ingredient recipe is the perfect low carb lunch. Loaded with flavor this Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce is the perfect balance of healthy and delicious.


Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce 2 (Small)

Spaghetti and Clam sauce is one of my mom’s specialty dishes. Even this year, she came to visit for my 25th birthday and made it for me. It’s so delicious I could eat it everyday. I decided to make it a low carb version by swapping the spaghetti for spaghetti squash. I cooked the spaghetti squash the day before, making this a quick 10 minute lunch!

Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce, a low carb version of a family recipe

Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce 1 (Small)

I remember the first time I ordered clam sauce in a restaurant I was freaked out by the shells in my bowl. All I ever knew where canned clams, that’s the way my mom did it. To this day I prefer to use the canned ones, they make this dish feel like I’m sitting at my moms counter again.

Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce 3 (Small)While I don’t think spaghetti squash will ever satisfy a pasta craving this lunch was so delicious. The texture of the spaghetti squash was perfect with the chewy clams and savory broth. With only 5 ingredients there’s no excuse not to make this lunch!

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Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 187
  • Fat: 8 g
  • Sugar: 6.1 g
  • Fiber: 0.8
  • Protein: 2.1 g
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  • 1 Spaghetti Squash, Cooked
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, Minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 2 6.5 oz Canned Chopped Clams
  1. Heat oil, saute the garlic until fragrant
  2. Add the squash, stir until hot
  3. Add basil, clams, and the juice from one of the cans
  4. Mix together until hot
  5. Top with Parmesan cheese and parsley and enjoy!



15 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash and Clam Sauce

    1. Cricket Post author

      Oh good! Please let me know how you like it! I always love to get feedback on my recipes!

    1. Cricket Post author

      That is true! Such a comfort in things our mothers made. I still dip my fish sticks in applesauce because that’s how my mom made them!

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