Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Ready in
1 hr 15 min
This recipe is also a clever way to fill "half your plate" with vegetables without being literal about it. Each serving gives you at least three servings of vegetables.

Serving Size


Estimated Cost*


Per Serving

Prep Time

10 min

Cooking Time

1 hr

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 Spaghetti squash large or 2 small
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 lb Extra lean ground beef Feel free to sub in ground chicken or turkey instead of beef
1 Onion medium, diced
6 cloves Garlic
2 tbsp Chilli Powder
2 cups Cremini mushrooms chopped
1 can Lentils drained and rinsed
0.5 can Crushed tomatoes Store the remaining tomato sauce in a covered glass or plastic container (good for 5 to 7 days).
1 cup Shredded cheese TexMex, Monterey Jack or cheddar
1 tsp Chives (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Cut end off squash, and slice lengthwise. Scoop out seeds until halves are hollow.
  3. Brush olive oil on cut rims and place cut side down on parchment-lined baking tray.
  4. Place in oven and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, until fork tender.
  5. While the squash is cooking, prep the meat stuffing.
  6. In a large pot, cook ground beef on medium-high heat until brown (about 5 to 8 minutes).
  7. Reduce heat to medium.
  8. Add onion, garlic, chili powder and salt. Mix well and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Add mushrooms, lentils and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Take squash out of oven once cooked.
  11. Spoon beef mixture into squash “bowls” and top with cheese. Sprinkle on chives if using.
  12. Broil in oven until the cheese is melted to your liking.

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