The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe

The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe

I am so excited after trying for months to perfect the spaghetti squash, I finally discovered I was missing a very important step. Not sure about you guys, but I wasn’t feeling my spaghetti squash, I was eating it because it is good for our healthy but the taste wasn’t resonating with me, it was too mushy and sweet for my taste buds. I created The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe after following these easy steps. These easy steps below should be followed regardless of what recipe you use for your spaghetti squash.

Are you ready for the best spaghetti squash you have ever tasted?

Here we go!

Ingredients needed:

Spaghetti Squash
Himalayan salt

Directions:

Instead of cutting it half, you will cut it in rings, gut it, removing the seeds.
Lay it on a baking sheet and sprinkle with the salt. Leave it for 15 minutes, this will absorb all of the water. Once the 15 minutes have passed, take a paper towel and wipe off all of the excess moisture and salt. This will help the texture of the Spaghetti Squash, it will not be so mushy.

Now spread a bit of your favorite oil, I used coconut oil on top of the Spaghetti Squash and baked for 20 minutes at 400 degrees. Once baked allow to cool for 5 minutes. Then remove the skin and tear the strands with your hand, you should have long “pasta like” strands.

The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe

 

Once I was done with cooking the “pasta” I created The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe.

 

The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe

The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe, it is high in protein and low in carbs, great alternative to lasagna or pasta night.

Course Main Course
Keyword healthy pasta, keto friendly recipe, low carb pasta, spaghetti squash keto recipe, The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Resting time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 each medium squashed cooked and separated strands
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey breast
  • 3 each small garlic clove minced
  • 1 each small onion diced
  • 1 each small green pepper diced
  • 6 oz skim milk ricotta cheese
  • 1 each large egg
  • 1 cup fat free mozzarella cheese shredded
  • 1 Cooking spray
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can Pomi tomato sauce
  • 2 tbsp virgin olive oil

Instructions

  1.    Cook Squash as desired and separate stands.

    2. Dice all of your veggies.

    3. Saute all of your veggies in olive oil.

    4. Add turkey breast.

    5. Add Italian seasoning, and garlic powder.

    6. Continue stirring to prevent turkey from clumping, and cook until turkey is pink.

    7. Add tomato sauce and broth. 

    8. Cover and lower heat to low. Cook for another 20 minutes.

    9. In blender add ricotta cheese and egg, blend until smooth.

    10. In baking dish layer the cooked squash strands all the way up the pan and press down, this is your crust.

    11. Add your ricotta cheese blend on top and spread evenly.

    12. Add your turkey sauce.

    13. Add your cheese.

    14. Cook at 400 degrees for 20 minutes uncovered.

    15. Let rest for 15 minutes before serving.

    The Best Keto Friendly Spaghetti Squash Simple recipe

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42 Comments

  • vicky

    Posted 2018-08-16 2:16 pm

    To me the hardest thing about spaghetti squash is cutting it. I have gotten some precut in the refrigerated section at Costco and have made it with pesto sauce. So Easy! I am excited to try this as spaghetti squash is so good for you.

  • nicolepyles

    Posted 2018-08-16 2:27 pm

    Oh this looks really really good. This is definitely something I’ll remember!

  • Kimberly

    Posted 2018-08-16 3:52 pm

    I will have to try this! Thank you for sharing!

  • Laura

    Posted 2018-08-16 4:21 pm

    Recently started a Keto diet and been needing some pasta! Can’t wait to try this! Thanks!!!

  • Pam

    Posted 2018-08-16 4:56 pm

    Great tip – I prepare eggplant that way, never occurred to me to do the same with spaghetti squash!

  • Ruthie Ridley (@RuthieRidley)

    Posted 2018-08-16 5:50 pm

    This looks amazing! I want to try this one soon!

  • Jessica Corris

    Posted 2018-08-16 7:58 pm

    I love making spaghetti squash – I’ve never thought to cut it into rings, but that is a great idea! I will be pinning this to add to our dinner rotation!

  • Leigh Suznovich

    Posted 2018-08-16 8:34 pm

    LOVE spaghetti squash and this looks absolutely delicious!!

  • Jocelyn

    Posted 2018-08-16 8:35 pm

    I have never been a squash fan, but maybe I’ll try it out!

  • Nikki

    Posted 2018-08-16 9:04 pm

    Thinking I’ll be having this for dinner tomorrow. I don’t eat much pasta or cheese but have sure been missing my lasagna and spag so this may be a close substitute

  • kumamonjeng

    Posted 2018-08-17 3:32 am

    I like how you replace the spaghetti to healthy squash! I am into fitness and the eating clean part has been challenging for me. I like this recipe and would give it a go.

  • Melissa

    Posted 2018-08-17 4:40 am

    Looks good, thanks for sharing this recipe!

  • Ramona Cruz-Peters

    Posted 2018-08-17 9:46 am

    OOooh, pinned this! I love spaghetti squash but have not perfected my method. I will try yours next!

  • Candace

    Posted 2018-08-17 10:12 am

    Ohhhh m G!! I’m so making this for the family. Thank you thank you for this amazing receipe

  • justbusylovinglife

    Posted 2018-08-17 10:47 am

    This looks delicious! Thanks for sharing!

  • Farrah

    Posted 2018-08-17 11:17 am

    I need to get some spaghetti squash! 2 ingredient recipes are my jam! 😛

  • Megan

    Posted 2018-08-17 11:49 am

    I’m absolutely going to have to try this! I haven’t really found spaghetti squash to be all that awesome either haha so this sounds amazing!

  • Kiley Smith

    Posted 2018-08-17 12:23 pm

    I adore spaghetti squash. It is so nutritional and can be used in so many ways–plus its delicious. I can’t wait to make your recipe.

  • Crafty For Home

    Posted 2018-08-17 2:49 pm

    It is a great alternative for the wheat pasta, delicious meal!

  • mkvadnais

    Posted 2018-08-17 3:38 pm

    I love spaghetti squash! I will definitely have to try it like this!

  • Hailey

    Posted 2018-08-17 4:43 pm

    That looks really yummy! I have never had luck with my spaghetti squash, I will have to try cutting it into rings! My husband and I are both on Keto so this is perfect for a fall dinner. 🙂

  • Christa Anne

    Posted 2018-08-17 7:15 pm

    I’ve tried preparing spaghetti squash before and wasn’t a fan. I’ll try again using this recipe. ?

  • Preet

    Posted 2018-08-17 7:34 pm

    Wow! I would love try making this recipe!My husband would absolutely love these.This is my kind of weekend treat.

  • Followingtherivera

    Posted 2018-08-18 6:46 am

    Yum, this looks so good! I’ve never even heard of spaghetti squash, so this is one I’ll be trying out at home very soon!

  • Diana tidswell

    Posted 2018-08-18 10:25 am

    This is totally my favorite recipe. Loved the way you create a great twist on this, can’t wait to make this at home.

  • Melanie Poulos Walsh

    Posted 2018-08-18 11:16 am

    My kids have not been fans of my swaps for veggies in place of pasta in the past. The worst offense was cauliflower pizza, though. This recipe sounds like one that they’ll love. Drying out the squash a little is genius.

  • Perennial Aging

    Posted 2018-08-18 11:19 am

    Great idea about cutting it into rings! I often do that with the other squashes and I will definitely do this with spaghetti squash now to avoid mushiness.

  • Kasey Ma

    Posted 2018-08-18 11:50 am

    Mmmmm I love squash, I use it in so many of my recipes! This looks delicious and I am going to have to try this out.

    Kasey Ma
    thestylewright.com

  • Tayler

    Posted 2018-08-18 3:47 pm

    That looks like a really interesting way to use spaghetti squash!

  • Joan Cajic

    Posted 2018-08-18 3:58 pm

    I have actually never tried spaghetti squash but I think it’s time. This looks so nice since I am preparing to enter the keto world once I finish breastfeeding.

  • Dawnmarie

    Posted 2018-08-18 9:08 pm

    This recipe looks like a yummy combination of ingredients except for that I would use pasta. Haha. That is one thing that I have not been able to substitute with something else. I eat pasta so infrequently that I would want the real thing!

  • Elizabeth O

    Posted 2018-08-19 9:59 am

    Keto seems like a really interesting diet indeed and this dish sounds lovely. I would swap out the meat but still enjoy this delicious recipe.

  • Christina Beauchamp

    Posted 2018-08-19 10:47 am

    Spaghetti squash?! This is so perfect! Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  • Lyosha Varezhkina

    Posted 2018-08-19 12:01 pm

    Looks super delicious and easy to recreate! I love spaghetti squash!

  • T. M. Brown

    Posted 2018-08-19 2:42 pm

    I have been wanting to try to incorporate more spaghetti squash into our diet rather than using pasta….sadly, I just haven’t done it yet. This looks great ~ will have to keep it in my recipe box to try!

  • Sayanti

    Posted 2018-08-19 2:55 pm

    This looks so amazing to me and I am totally going to try this out. Bookmarked it! Thanks for sharing

  • London Mumma

    Posted 2018-08-20 9:32 am

    Now this is my kind of Monday night dish. My friend has just gone on the Keto diet and always looking for new dinner inspo.

  • Califf Creations (@CaliffCreations)

    Posted 2018-08-20 2:11 pm

    This looks so easy and tasty! I love spaghetti squash.

  • Dominique

    Posted 2018-08-20 3:10 pm

    Wow, looks tasty! I’ve never even heard of spaghetti squash before!

  • Eileen

    Posted 2018-08-20 6:47 pm

    This looks delicious! I LOVE spaghetti squash! I make something very similar, but I’m gonna have to try this next time!! Looks so good!

  • Mallorie Owens

    Posted 2018-08-22 6:17 pm

    You are making me so hungry, this looks amazing!

  • Jasmine – LoveLifeLaughMotherhood

    Posted 2018-09-12 9:31 am

    I’ve never tried making spaghetti squash. but it looks amazing and like something my family would enjoy

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