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Low Carb & No Pasta Spaghetti Cheese Bake Recipe

You are officially looking at a healthy, easy, kid friendly & freezer friendly “pasta” bake recipe right now. If you are thinking how to keep your waistline slim and sneak veggies into your kid’s diet, stop thinking and start cooking!

Traditional spaghetti cheese bake gets a makeover without sacrificing the flavour. You won’t miss high in carbs spaghetti at all in this recipe. Juicy turkey pieces combined with rich and creamy tomato sauce and spaghetti squash. And of course everything tastes better with cheese. Low fat mozzarella sprinkled on top and baked until golden brown.

Saucy enough with only 271 calories! High in protein, low in carbs and full of veggies.

OK, the secret ingredient is spaghetti squash. I got the original recipe from my friend Danielle a couple of years ago. It’s delicious but loaded with pasta.

I decided to lighten it up and use crunchy and sweet spaghetti squash instead, and the “pasta” bake turned out awesome! My kids couldn’t get enough of it. Read below for the kid’s spaghetti trick.

Low Carb & No Pasta Spaghetti Cheese Bake Recipe

I replaced “bad” stuff with good stuff. I’m OK with a can of mushroom soup in it.

The fats in this recipe come mostly from coconut oil & they are healthy fats. This spaghetti squash bake has equally 23 g of carbs and protein. Love that!

Also, if you are looking for a low carb and high protein pasta bake made with real pasta try this Low Carb Pasta Bake with Turkey & Kale.

Low Carb Pasta Bake with Turkey & Kale

Low Carb Pasta Bake with Turkey & Kale

Ingredients
2 medium spaghetti squash, roasted
1 lb extra lean ground turkey
1 can mushroom soup
10 oz crushed tomatoes
1 medium onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
Cooking spray

Topping:
1/2 cup low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Directions

1.How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Preheat oven to 375 F degrees. Wash squash, cut in halves lengthwise and spoon the seeds out. Punch randomly with a fork, place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

Take out of the oven, let it cool and separate the strands with the fork. Place in a large bowl.

How to Cook Spaghetti Squash

2. Preheat skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic and onions, and fry until golden brown. Add turkey and sautee for 5 minutes breaking into pieces with the spatula. Drain the excess liquid.

3. Add mushroom soup, crushed tomatoes and cheese. Mix and bring to a boil. Add to the bowl with spaghetti squash and combine.

4. To make a topping melt coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds, add cheese, breadcrumbs and mix.

5. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Dump spaghetti meat mixture in it, sprinkle with topping and bake for 30 minutes uncovered in a 350 degrees preheated oven. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.

To serve cut into 9 pieces and serve warm over bed of your favourite whole grain like quinoa or brown rice. For kids I served it over a bed of whole wheat spaghetti as they need more carbs to run around.:) To keep it low carb serve as is with salad.

Low Carb & No Pasta Spaghetti Cheese Bake Recipe

Low Carb & No Pasta Spaghetti Cheese Bake Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 medium spaghetti squash, roasted
  • 1 lb extra lean ground turkey
  • 1 can mushroom soup, low sodium
  • 10 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 cups low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Cooking spray
  • For Topping:
  • 1/2 cup low fat mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
  2. Wash squash, cut in halves lengthwise and spoon the seeds out. Punch randomly with a fork, place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 30 minutes.
  3. Take out of the oven, let it cool and separate the strands with the fork. Place in a large bowl.
  4. Preheat skillet on medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add garlic and onions, and fry until golden brown. Add turkey and sautee for 5 minutes breaking into pieces with the spatula. Drain the excess liquid.
  5. Add mushroom soup, crushed tomatoes and cheese. Mix and bring to a boil. Add to the bowl with spaghetti squash and combine.
  6. To make a topping melt coconut oil in microwave for 30 seconds, add cheese, breadcrumbs and mix.
  7. Spray 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking spray. Dump spaghetti meat mixture in it, sprinkle with topping and bake for 30 minutes uncovered in a 350 degrees preheated oven. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
  8. To serve cut into 9 pieces and serve warm over bed of your favourite whole grain like quinoa or brown rice.
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Nutritional Info

Servings Per Recipe: 9

Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 271.9
Total Fat: 10.1 g
Cholesterol: 31.1 mg
Sodium: 337 mg
Total Carbs: 23.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 3.7 g
Protein: 23.7 g
Weight Watchers Points+: 7
Weight Watchers Points: 6

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8 Responses to “Low Carb & No Pasta Spaghetti Cheese Bake Recipe”

  1. loulou

    Hi! I’d like to give it a try but I would like to know first..can squash spaghetti get to the freezer? cooked or uncooked? I know cauliflower can but i don’t know about squash…
    Congrats on the recipes and the pictures! They are wonderful!

    Reply
    • Olena (iFOODreal)

      Hi there. Yes, you can freeze cooked spaghetti squash by itself. Separate into strands and freeze in an airtight container or plastic ziplock bags.
      As for this spaghetti bake, you can also freeze it no problem uncooked or cooked. I’ve frozen the whole dish assembled and then just took it out of the freezer and baked. As well as cooked cut into pieces.
      Thank you for your kind words.:)

      Reply
  2. Nicole Sollitt

    I have made alot of your recipes and this BY FAR is one of my favourite. . . right up there with the cauliflower/egg white recipe. What a nice creamy dish and so flavourul. I would have never thought to use spaghetti squash instead. Fantastic idea! My family loved it. . . the people that we had over for dinner asked for the recipe :) Thanks so much Olena!

    Reply
  3. Bridgette

    When you say a can of mushroom soup is the a cream of mushroom soup or more of a mushroom broth?

    Reply

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