Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

Ok, so if I haven’t told you before, I LOVE pasta!  Problem is, pasta has tons of carbs and can no longer hold a place in my weekly menu planning.  Good thing I came up with this yummy Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash recipe!

Calm down, I never said that spaghetti squash was gonna taste exactly like my favorite pasta dish.  But, and this is a pretty big but…..spaghetti squash is super delicious when paired with the right things.  

I’m not a big fan of spaghetti squash and a traditional tomato based sauce, but when combined with onion, sweet red bell pepper, spinach, artichokes and garlic, something magical happens.  Throw in some ground turkey for added flavor and protein and you’ve got a delicious, nutritious meal.  Oh, and I didnt even mention the delicious yumminess of feta cheese!  Oh my goodness, my mouth is watering all over again writing this out for you.

All you need to make this meal complete is to pair it with a delicious mixed green salad with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.

And, because the calories are low for this entire meal, you’ll even have some room left over for a delicious dessert.  Ya know, one that has chocolate?!  Oh boy, don’t even get me started….just head on over QUICK and grab my delicious healthy brownies recipe!  You’re welcome! 😍

Going vegan?  No sweat!  Simply omit the ground turkey and use a plant based vegan cheese of your choice.

Bon Appetit!

Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash

One-pan meal that's sure to please
Course: Animal Protein, Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: one pan meal, spaghetti squash
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Coach Collette
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Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash about 2 lbs
  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil

For the Filling

  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 pound organic ground turkey
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 C onion chopped (about 1/2 medium)
  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning
  • 3 C fresh spinach
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 14oz artichoke packed in water
  • 6 oz feta cheese crumbled
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • kosher salt to taste

Instructions

For the Squash

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Slice squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds.
  • Brush squash with olive oil, flip them upside down and roast in oven for approximately 30 minutes (until you can easily pierce with a knife)
  • Remove squash from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes (so you can handle them), then using a fork, scrape the flesh of the squash into a bowl creating long strands of squash (spaghetti)
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees

For the Filling

  • Drain artichokes, set aside
  • While squash is roasting, Chop onion and bell pepper.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to saute pan and heat on medium until. Add turkey and saute until cooked through (about 8 minutes). Empty cooked ground turkey to large mixing bowl.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to pan, then add onion and bell pepper, season with Greek seasoning, salt and pepper. Saute until onion is translucent.
  • Add spinach and garlic and continue to cook until spinach is wilted (about 5 minutes)
  • Add vegetable mixture to bowl with squash and turkey, add artichoke and feta cheese. Using s fork, lightly toss the mixture until vegetables and cheese are distributed evenly.
  • Turn mixture in to a 9x13 baking dish and bake for approximately 10 minutes, until feta is melted slightly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

Paired with a delicious mixed green salad and balsamic vinaigrette dressing, you will have a yummy, filling and nutritious meal with none of the carb guilt.
To make this dish vegan, simply omit the ground turkey, or substitute your favorite meat replacement.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mediterranean Spaghetti Squash
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 100mg33%
Sodium 595mg25%
Potassium 868mg25%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 3540IU71%
Vitamin C 52.8mg64%
Calcium 310mg31%
Iron 2.9mg16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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