Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

When people see spaghetti squash, usually the first recipe that comes to mind involves spaghetti sauce. I decided to give these vegetable noodles an Asian twist by turning them into chow mein. I added shrimp, cashews and veggies to mine. You can try many different meat and vegetable combinations.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



  1. Poke whole squash several times with a knife, then microwave for 10 minutes. Allow to cool a bit, then cut in half, spoon out the seeds, then scrape with a fork to remove the stringy flesh. Set aside.
  2. Heat some oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook a few minutes until softened.
  3. Add minced garlic and broccoli, set heat to low. Cook for about 5 minutes, until broccoli has softened.
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  5. Add cooked shrimp and sautee a couple minutes.
  6. Turn heat to high then add spaghetti squash. Mix well.
  7. Add soy sauce and chili sauce and cook, stirring frequently, a couple minutes.
  8. Add cashews and mix well. Serve immediately.

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

This looks delicious! Could be vegan if tofu is used! Thanks for sharing.

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December 17, 20180 found this helpful

If you're vegan but still want "shrimp," try vegan konjac shrimp. Konjac is a flavorless yam that's been called a miracle food. The food made from it are gelatinous, fat and carb-free, and very low in calories. A whole bag of konjac pasta, for example, is about 40 calories. And it has many proven health benefits from improving diabetes, to lowering cholesterol (its high in fiber) to suppressing appetite.


Some konjac pasta has tofu powder in it, which makes it look and taste more like real pasta. Otherwise, it resembles translucent rice noodles. The major complaint from some is that it's too chewy and rubbery to resemble real pasta. But that texture is exactly why it makes a good shrimp substitute. Asians have also used konjac to make squid, clam, scallop, etc substitutes -- basically, anything chewy.

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December 18, 20180 found this helpful

I agree. Konjac is SO GOOD!!! I will post some of my konjac recipes. Yum yum!!!!!!!!!!!

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