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Five Ingredient Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Roasted spaghetti squash, ground turkey, marinara, spinach and cheese combine for an easy weeknight low-carb meal!
PREP5 mins
COOK40 mins
BROIL5 mins
TOTAL50 mins
SERVING SIZE: 2 people


  • 1 spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise
  • 1 lb. ground turkey
  • 1 jar high quality marinara sauce, like Rao's
  • 2 handfuls fresh spinach leaves
  • ¾ cup shredded mozzarella cheese , divided
  • 2 tbs. parmesan cheese, grated, shredded or shaved
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • red pepper flakes, optional


Roast spaghetti squash:

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds and anything slimy with a dining spoon. On a sheet pan lined with foil, drizzle each side with olive oil and sprinkle well with salt + pepper. Lay squash cut-side down on the pan and roast for 40 minutes.
  • When squash has finished roasting, remove from oven and flip the squash over to let cool. Take a fork and run from the top of the edge down to the center (with the grains) to create your strands.
  • Make sauce:
  • In a deep skillet over medium heat, warm 1 tbs. olive oil then add in ground turkey. Break up with wooden spoon as it cooks and season with 1 tsp each salt + pepper, plus a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • When turkey is cooked, pour in marinara sauce and fold in spinach. Add 1/2 cup mozzarella and 1 tbs. parmesan cheese to mixture.
  • Add strands from 1/2 the squash to the sauce and mix altogether before stuffing the empty squash boat with the mixture.
  • Top with remaining cheese and broil to melt, about 5 minutes!