Spaghetti Squash is my favorite new vegetable. It’s so versatile and healthy. I especially love how I can substitute spaghetti squash for noodles to create a healthier Italian dinner for my family. After making spaghetti sauce with spaghetti squash I thought I’d go a step further and make spaghetti squash lasagna. It was really easy to make and so yummy! It made enough for left overs that I had for lunch all week. I’ve included pictures below with each step and the complete recipe at the bottom of this post.
After roasting the spaghetti squash, loosen the squash inside the shell. If this is your first time cooking spaghetti squash, check out my step-by-step tutorial on how to roast spaghetti squash with pictures first.
Add ricotta cheese mixture.
Spoon spaghetti sauce on top.
Finish with mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, and a sprinkle of Italian seasoning.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes. Enjoy!
- 1 lb ground beef
- 1/2 jar spaghetti sauce Rao's is lowest carb
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 6 oz Ricotta Cheese
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 1/2 cup Mozzarella Cheese
- 1 egg
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
- 4 garlic cloves minced
Brown ground beef and minced garlic then drain if desired.
Add spaghetti sauce to the meat mixture and simmer with a lid on the pot for about 10 minutes.
Pierce spaghetti squash with knife and cook for 5 min in microwave.
Cut in half and dig out seeds then brush the insides with a light coat of olive oil and salt/pepper. Place facing down on a baking sheet and bake approx 30-45 min in a 400 degree oven until tender. Cooking times will vary depending on the size of spaghetti squash.
Remove from the oven when done and allow to cool for 5 min.
With a fork, scrap inside the spaghetti squash leaving spaghetti squash inside the shell to make a "boat."
Combine 6oz of Ricotta cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, egg, and Italian seasoning.
Spoon the ricotta cheese mixture on top of the loosened spaghetti squash.
Add spaghetti sauce
Top with mozzarella cheese and remaining Parmesan cheese then sprinkle a little Italian seasoning on top.
Bake in a 400 degree oven for 25 minutes.
Nutritional Information based on MyFitnessPal app based on 6 servings – 471 calories, 32.1 fat, 39.6 protein, 5.3 carbs – .7 Fiber = 4.6 Net Carbs per serving