Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti

This faux spaghetti recipe is fully Low Carb Paleo approved.  Additionally, the low carb paleo spaghetti is diabetes friendly. :)

  • All Low Carb Real Food ingredients.
  • Fully Paleo Approved and Diabetes Friendly


Note: This is NOT like some ‘low carb’ recipes that use highly processed ingredients that spike blood sugars, this recipe is guaranteed low glycemic.  However, since your ingredients may differ, always test your blood sugars.

Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti is Diabetes Friendly
Does this not look magnificent?


Just look at the picture above, is that NOT gorgeous!?!  Yes, I am partial…but I know it tastes better than it looks!! :)


Low Carb Spaghetti

Step 1 – String the Summer Squash

You just can’t get lower carb than this.  Summer squash as the noodles!! = #Winning! :)

Using a Mandolin “slicer”  simply remove the outer skin from the Summer Squash. I usually “cut” down to the pulp / seeds (which I do not use). Set the squash aside on a plate and place in the refrigerator, uncovered.

If you don’t have a mandolin stringer, there are various ‘vegetable spiralizers‘ on sale at Amazon.


low carb paleo spaghetti is diabetes friendly


Step 2 – Make the Low Carb Paleo Chili!

Yes, that’s right… I said chili!!

Brown your favorite meat.  Ground beef or sausage is of course fine but minced meat makes a nice change of pace, or slice up your favorite fatty cuts. :)  Use your favorite low-carb sauce recipe or  adapt my Low Carb Chili recipe. The chili recipe works great as is but I will add more oregano and other Italian spices as well.

This time I used ground beef and sausage combined.


Step 3 – Cook Summer Squash (optional)

Add the Summer Squash strings to a pot with two tablespoons of melted butter and several garlic cloves.  I’m a fan of garlic, I’ll often use a whole head or bulb of garlic.  Let that simmer while the chili is cooking.

Note: This makes a great side dish to ANY meal.  The squash strings, cooked in butter and garlic, OMG!! It’s so good. :)


Step 4 – Add the Summer Squash Strings to the Chili

If you cooked the squash strings separately in butter, then it’s best to add the spaghetti to individual plates and spoon the chili on top of the squash strings.


If you did not cook the squash strings separately, you’ll need to add the squash and let them cook about 15 minutes in the chili.

Either method makes a DELICIOUS meal!

My favorite though is cooking the noodles or strings separately. <3

I LOVE spicy foods, so I added Slap Ya Mama, Paprika and Parmesan cheese.   Check it out below, DOES THIS LOOK FABULOUS!!! or what???? :)


Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti is Diabetes Friendly
Nom, nom, nom.

I included one last picture (below) so you could see the texture of the “noodles” … it truly is “just like” spaghetti.  AND summer squash is ONLY 8 grams of carbs… PER CUP.

Much much less than the highly processed wheat varieties….AND MUCH BETTER FOR YOU! :)

Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti is Diabetes Friendly

Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti is Diabetes Friendly

Expand you mind and your palate.

Learn to play with your food!! Haha, at least in the preparation and spicing.  :)

This recipe is a great ‘alternative’ to the glutenous, blood sugar spiking version.

The glutenous, blood sugar spiking spaghetti benefits Monsanto, Big Food, Big Pharma and the Medical Industry.   This low carb paleo spaghetti is diabetes friendly and benefits YOU the diabetic.

It uses only real food, low carb, nutritious ingredients.

10 thoughts on “Low Carb Paleo Spaghetti”

  1. mistyhealthydiets

    Hey Steve
    Are you baking the summer squash first or utilizing it in its raw state?

    1. I “string it” raw and usually cook in a pot w/evoo and garlic.

      The other method is to just mix in with the “meat sauce” and cook for a few minutes.

      The “strings” are so thin…doesn’t take long. :)

  2. Looks great! You’re using spaghetti squash, right? Or is there a slicer to get the squash to come out like that?

  3. Hi Steve, A suggestion for another pasta alternative is Shiratake Tofu noodles. They are 0 carbs, high fiber and three entire package is only 40 calories. They can be found in Colorado at Vitamin Cottage or Sprouts, maybe Whole Foods as well. They are packed in water and are made in angel hair, fetticine & spaghetti variations. The have a slight fishy odor when you open them but rinse thoroughly and pat dry with paper towel, them use as you would with any pasta, they don’t need to be cooked just added to warm sauce. Also “Thank You very much” for this website, it helps me to stay low carb & hopefully avoid type II diabetes. My fasting sugar was above 100 for the first time last year & I was working out every day but still not losing weight. I had tried the Atkins diet with some success in the past but started doing research and learned about the Bernstein diet & Diane Kress’s book on Metabolism Miracle. I have cut all junk carbs and diet consists of protein, eggs, cheese, low carb veggies. I have lost enough weight to cut my BP med in half, my blood sugar has improved, hopefully with more weight loss and strict carb control my next checkup fasting sugar will be back under 100. If I went on the ADA diet instead of doing my research I’m sure I would eventually be diagnosed with type II. Thanks again!

    1. 1) Apologies for the delayed reply… I’ve been inundated with spam comments and unfortunately I did a first in last out process.

      2) Thanks for the Shiratake noodle suggestion, when I first started I did do a lot of ‘look alike’ foods, but more and more… I’m just happy eating fatty meats with a few veggies occasionally. BUT that’s me! ;)

      3) Congrats on YOUR success. I hope you have maintained your journey to improved health and fitness.

      And thank you for the kind words. :)


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