Campfire Spaghetti Squash with Chicken or Chicken Substitute

Everything seems to taste better outside and spaghetti squash is no exception!  The following recipe details the steps needed to procure this scrumptious dish, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian versions.  Levi, of course, was the Chef Extraordinaire behind the creation! This recipe can feed up to four.


Levi the Cook; he prefers a coffee filter for a chef’s hat!
  • 1 spaghetti squash (yellow oval shaped)
  • spaghetti sauce (your choice on the type)
  • olive oil
  • garlic power or chopped garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • chicken (2 boneless, skinless breasts) or chicken substitute (2-3 Quorn breaded Chick’n Patties)
Utensils and cookware to have on hand:
  • knife
  • fork
  • tongs
  • basting brush
  • bowl
  • sauce pan
  • cutting board
  • grill/fire pit
  • wood/lighter
What to do:

1. Light your campfire and let it burn down for a bit to get coals started.
2. Cut the squash in half, longways, and cut the seeds out of the squash.
3. Brush the inside of the squash with olive oil, liberally.
4. Sprinkle garlic powder or chopped garlic on the inside of the squash.
5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
6. Salt and pepper the chicken and place it on the grill. (We did not season the substitute chicken patties, only heated them.)
7. Place the squash cut side up on the grill.

IMG_20160510_192614844Squash and chicken cooking over the campfire.

8. Cook the chicken until done.
9. Cook the squash for about 25-30 minutes.
10 Turn it over and cook for an additional 5-10 minutes.
11. Use a fork to peel the flesh into strings, then scoop out with tongs.

IMG_20160510_194557842_HDRUse a fork to scrape out the inside of the squash.

12. Top squash with cut chicken breast (chopped substitute chicken) and heated sauce. *Spaghetti sauce was heated over fire in sauce pan.
13. Enjoy!

This is the end result (non-vegetarian style).  

This is the type of grill that we cook most of our campfire meals on:


What’s your favorite campfire recipe? Feel free to share your specialty meals in the comments below!  We always like trying new recipes on the road! If you would like to help keep us on the trail you can use our affiliate link to do your regular Amazon shopping here. Happy trails!

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