Sunday, February 8, 2015

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

I know I get overly excited sometimes about a new recipe and tend to go on and on... and on.... about how amazing it is. 
Yes... you guessed it. This is one of those times.
**insert excited squeal and clapping of hands here**
*whispering* Guys, it tastes EXACTLY like chow mein with real noodles.
Not even lying.
You could totally fool people with this. It even looks like chow mein. 
Look at the photos....

Totally thought it was noodles, right?
This is definitely becoming part of my regular dinner menu. It is unbelievably easy, ridiculously tasty, and crazy healthy.
According to Myfitness pal, one serving is: 114 calories, 3 fat, 20 carbs, 4 fiber and 3 protein.
The entire recipe makes 6 servings so the 114 calories if for a HUMONGOUS serving!
You need this in your life.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 Tbsp brown sugar
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, freshly grated
1/2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp white wine

Chow Mein
1 Tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1/3 purple onion, chopped
2 green onion, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup snow peas, broken into 1 inch pieces
5 button mushrooms, sliced
1 bag coleslaw mix (approx 3 - 4 cups)
1 cup bean sprouts
1 large spaghetti squash, cooked (yield approx 6 cups shredded)

In a small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients until well mixed. Set aside.

Heat a large wok (or pot) over medium/high heat. Add in sesame oil.
When oil is crackling, throw in the garlic.

Stir for 30 seconds.
Add in onions, celery, snow peas, and mushrooms, Cook and stir until mushrooms soften, about 2 - 3 minutes.

Next, add in the cole slaw mix and bean sprouts.

Cook and stir until well mixed in and cabbage has started to wilt - another 2 - 3 minutes.
Lastly, add in the shredded spaghetti squash and sauce.

Stir very well - until sauce coats everything evenly and squash is heated through.
Serve immediately.

Leftovers the next day are just as good..... if you actually have any leftovers. *Ha*
I wanted to make this vegan so I left out any meat but next time I am definitely going to add some chicken or shrimp. 
Definitely is my new favorite thing right now. 
Why aren't you making this right now?
P.S. - If you give it a try we would LOVE to hear from you what your thoughts are. Just leave us a comment below! 


  1. I love spaghetti squash and have served it several ways, but this Chow Mein recipe is a new one to try. It sounds and looks delicious. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  2. Yum!! I cannot wait to try this!

  3. I love spaghetti squash, and I can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! This will be one of my features at the party this week- we get started tomorrow evening (Mon 2/16) at 8:00 p.m. Eastern time! Pinned! :)

  4. Last night my husband called from the road to tell me he'd be 30 minutes late. He asked what was for dinner and I described this recipe. After a pause, he asked if I wanted pizza. I laughed and said, no, trust me, this will be amaze-balls, it says so in the description. After his third serving, he said, "I hope you make this again sometime." I took your other suggestion and added chicken and that made it even better. Thank you for this.

    1. Thank you so much for that story Kimberly. I was hoping that I wasn't the only one in love with it!! So glad you and your hubby enjoyed it!

  5. I made this the other night for my oldest daughter and I. I am on a keto diet so I did not use the brown sugar, but it came out SO AMAZING!!!! I added chicken to mine because my daughter is vegetarian. I absolutely LOVED this recipe and will be making this again!!!!! YUMMMMMMMMMM!!!1

  6. I love this recipe! I was doing the same boring thing for spaghetti squash and this recipe made it exciting again! I substituted fennel for celery, used a broccoli slaw and because snow peas were unavailable I substituted that and mushrooms with fried okra. Tastes just like chow mein, so awesome!

    1. Thank you Paula! Love your substitutions. :)