Lemon Basil Spaghetti Squash Fritters

I don’t know about you, but I’ve pretty much used spaghetti squash only as spaghetti noodles – that is until now! I decided to get creative with it, and since I do love making various fritters – out came these yummy lemon fresh fritters! Finally – something else to do with spaghetti squash!

gluten free spaghetti squash

Lemon Basil Spaghetti Squash Fritters

Makes 12 – 14 fritters


1 spaghetti squash, cooked*
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil, plus more for cooking (approx. 1 – 2 tbsp per batch)
2 green onions, chopped
1 cup chopped spinach
2 eggs
¼ cup almond flour
¼ cup brown rice flour
1 clove garlic, minced
½ lemon zest and ¼ wedge juice
2 tsp dried basil
sea salt and pepper to taste

Optional – plain greek yogurt or sour cream for dipping


*To cook the squash – slice in half lengthwise, remove the seeds and brush with olive oil. Bake face up for 50 – 55 minutes at 400F until it can be pricked with a fork and “noodles” can be lifted out. Let cool a bit before following the remaining steps or cook the day before.

  1. Sautee green onion, garlic and spinach in 1 tsp olive oil
  2. Get 2 medium size mixing bowls. In the first bowl mix together the flours, basil, sea salt, pepper and lemon zest. In the second bowl, whisk together the eggs and squeeze in the lemon juice.
  3. Slice the cooked spaghetti squash down the centre to cut the noodles in half. Then remove the noodles and place in egg dish to coat.
  4. Add spaghetti squash and egg mixture to the flour and mix well.
  5. Heat 1 – 2 tbsp olive oil at medium heat on a skillet and form flat pancakes with the spaghetti squash mixture in your hands – place on the skillet once heated and cook until each side is crispy – approx. 4-5 minutes per side.
  6. Repeat step 5 until all of them are cooked.

Serve with plain greek yogurt or sour cream – optional with grated lemon zest in it and chopped green onion or chives.

gluten free spaghetti squash fritters



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  1. Looks great Sarah!

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