Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats is comfort food made lighter and healthier. This dinner recipe is big on taste, but low on carbs without sacrificing flavor.
Also try my other spaghetti squash boats recipes: Tex Mex stuffed spaghetti squash or spaghetti squash breakfast with avocado and egg.
Spaghetti Squash Chicken Alfredo
Fall marks squash season! I love finding new ways to incorporate squash into recipes like turkey stuffed acorn squash or ground turkey spaghetti squash.
But who can resist spaghetti squash boats with cheesy chicken in a creamy Alfredo sauce for a delicious, low carb dinner?!
In this recipe, tender spaghetti squash replaces traditional pasta and pressure cooker pasta.
Heavy cream is substituted for healthier Greek yogurt. But I promise, the taste remains creamy! The sauce is full of garlic and freshly grated Parmesan cheese flavors.
Spaghetti squash chicken alfredo is true fall comfort food made in a healthy way!
Ingredients for Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats
- Spaghetti squash: The recipe calls for 1 medium spaghetti squash. You can also use 2 smaller spaghetti squash.
- Chicken: I use Instant Pot shredded chicken breast. You can also use store bought cooked chicken (although it’s very high in sodium and usually preservatives), or grilled or poached chicken.
- Alfredo sauce: Greek yogurt, parmesan cheese, chicken stock, cornstarch, garlic, salt and pepper.
- Cheese: Mozzarella cheese for the topping.
How to Make Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats
There is a full recipe card below.
- Cook and prep spaghetti squash: Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Place cut side down on baking sheet and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, cool and then separate strands with a fork. Set aside.
- Make alfredo sauce: First, saute garlic in a large non-stick skillet until fragrant. Then add chicken stock, cornstarch, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Once removed from the heat, add parmesan cheese and greek yogurt. Stir well.
- Add chicken to sauce: Stir in the pre-cooked shredded chicken into the sauce, stirring well.
- Combine: Scoop chicken alfredo sauce on top of each spaghetti squash shell. Use a fork to combine the sauce and squash strands.
- Add topping: Just sprinkle the top of each shell with 2 tbsp of shredded mozzarella cheese.
- Bake: For 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees F. Then, broil on High for 5 minutes. Serve hot.
How to Store and Reheat
Store: Leftovers can be placed in an airtight container for 1-2 days.
Freeze: Spaghetti squash does NOT freeze well.
Reheat: Reheat in a microwave or in the oven at 375 F for 15 minutes.
More Healthy Chicken Pasta Recipes
- Healthy Tuscan chicken pasta
- Slow cooker whole chicken and pasta
- Healthy chicken parmesan
- Chicken and whole wheat spaghetti
- Crockpot chicken spaghetti
- Chicken lasagna roll ups
Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash Boats
- 1 medium spaghetti squash*
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
- 3/4 cup chicken stock low sodium
- 2 tsp cornstarch
- 1/2 tsp salt
- Ground black pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup 2 oz Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 cups 6 oz cooked chicken breast, shredded
- 1/4 cup Mozzarella cheese shredded
- Cook squash: Preheat oven to 400 F degrees F. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop the seeds out.
- Place cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let cool until safe to the touch, about 15 minutes.
- Make sauce: In the meanwhile, preheat large skillet on medium heat and add olive oil. Add garlic and saute for a minute or two or until fragrant, stirring frequently.
- Add chicken stock, cornstarch, salt, pepper and whisk until smooth. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for a few minutes until sauce has thickened a bit.
- Remove from heat, add Parmesan cheese and stir until smooth and cheese has melted.
- Add Greek yogurt and stir again until smooth. Add chicken and stir to combine. Set aside.
- Assemble and bake boats: Reduce oven temperature to 375 degrees F. Using a fork, separate spaghetti squash into strands leaving them inside the shells.
- Scoop chicken alfredo filling on top of each shell and gently move around with a fork to make the sauce settle deeper into the spaghetti squash.
- Top each shell with 2 tbsp mozzarella cheese, place in a baking dish and bake for 10 – 12 minutes and then broil on High for 5 more minutes.
- Stir the squash with a sauce a bit before serving and serve hot.
- Store: Refrigerate covered for up to 1 – 2 days. Do not freeze.
The sauce is absolutely delicious. So good, better than strut bought Alfredo any day. Thank you so much for your recipe and inspiration!
You are welcome!
Hi Olena, how do you know what a small and medium spaghetti squash look like?
Oh my, with my eyes. I used to cook with no measuring but now I have to for the blog. I swear my food comes out even better when eye balled. LOL. Anyways, I would say small squash is a bit bigger than your hand. Makes sense?! Think half of it stuffed would be your dinner and you should be able to finish it, that’s the right size.
Ok cool, I got the right size then. These were delicious and my husband loved them too, and he’s a meat and potato kind of guy, lol. Thanks a bunch! 🙂
I now know I love Spaghetti Squash. Had strawberry flavored yogurt and leftover Turkey. Used it. Unexpected company showed up just as I started cooking so cut open a few more. Dinner was a Big hit. Everyone loved it!!! The Guy’s ate a full bowl.
Wow. Strawberry yogurt with turkey?! That was tasty?:)
I made this last night and it was delicious! It was the ultimate comfort food during a massive snow storm. I followed your exact recipe. Thanks for posting!
I just made this and it is delicious!! My family was skeptical at first but they devoured it!
This sounds delicious. Do you know of another way to keep the yogurt from curdling? I have a corn allergy.
I have read you can also whisk in egg white or arrowroot powder but I haven’t tried that. Now I’m thinking if yogurt on its own would be fine since it’s not really being boiled, just heated through in the oven…
Hey, thanks for the shoutout. Great and easy dish you have here, I love eating my spaghetti squash with yogurt – it’s a good combination. I love reading your blog and I continue to be impressed by how far you’ve taken it. All the best from Salt Spring!
Thank you! I’m jealous of your location. Enjoy!!! P.S. You can do the same.;)
I love stuffing squash and it’s something that I often make for dinner. I have never made a stuffing with greek yoghurt before.. definitely need to try out the recipe!
Absolutely delicious looking! ^_^ I adore both chicken alfredo and spaghetti squash, so this recipe is going straight to my Pinterest board and very soon to my kitchen.
It looks so good and eating it right of the shell must be fun! Pinning as I’m trying to gather as many spaghetti squash recipes as I could. I love this stuff so much. The yogurt Alfredo sauce sounds great!