Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancake

Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancake | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition

If you’re anything like me and 99.9% of Americans, you’re probably struggling to get in all your recommended servings of vegetables every day. There are only so many mouthfuls of broccoli you can eat in one sitting, and if you’ve put off cramming in your veggie intake until your last meal, odds are you’ll be coming up short.

The trick is to spread your veggie servings throughout the day, including some with every meal. Even breakfast! And while over the years I’ve learned to swap my sweeter, carb-heavy breakfasts for more savory, balanced options, I still have a hard time chowing down on a pile of greens first thing in the morning.

spaghetti squash pancake

I can’t quite remember when I first whipped up one of these spaghetti squash pancakes. All I know is I was looking for a new way to get some veggies in with breakfast, and this recipe was an instant winner. I’ve been making versions of it ever since, often eating it day after day, as anyone who follows me on Snapchat will know!

The concept seems to be catching on, as I’ve had several people reaching out asking for the recipe lately, some of them sharing pictures of their own spaghetti squash pancake creations. Since I have this blog up and running now, I thought it was high time I officially posted this recipe for everyone to try!

spaghetti squash pancake

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spaghetti squash pancake

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Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancakes
Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancake | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Course Breakfast
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp fish sauce optional
Course Breakfast
Cook Time 5 minutes
Servings
1
Ingredients
  • 1 cup cooked spaghetti squash
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp fish sauce optional
Savory Spaghetti Squash Pancake | Paleo, Gluten Free, Low Carb by Strive to Thrive Nutrition
Instructions
  1. Preheat a small nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the spaghetti squash, egg and seasonings. Mix well with a fork to combine. Really whip it up good!
  3. Once the skillet is nice and toasty, add 1-2 tsp cooking fat of choice (butter, avocado oil, or, my favorite, bacon drippings).
  4. Add the spaghetti squash mixture and spread so that it's an even thickness.
  5. Cover the skillet and cook for about 3 minutes, until the edges are golden and the top is set.
  6. Use a spatula to gently, but quickly flip the pancake. Cook on the other side for another 3 minutes.
  7. Serve as is or with your favorite toppings. I love mine with some avocado and kimchi (as pictured). Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

This recipe is a great foundation that you can mix up a lot of different ways. Add some chopped bacon, crumbled sausage, fresh herbs, spices, etc. Get creative!

If you'd like to make more than one serving, I recommend mixing up and cooking pancakes one at a time, rather than making a big bowl of the mixture, as it's hard to keep the squash-to-egg ratio consistent.

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