A low-carb alternative to pasta, this dish features roasted spaghetti squash stuffed with ground turkey, sauteed asparagus, tomatoes, basil, onion, and garlic.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
30 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings
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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Coat inside of each spaghetti squash half with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place spaghetti squash, skin-side up, on the prepared baking sheet.

  • Roast spaghetti squash in the preheated oven until skin can easily be pierced with a fork, 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, cook ground turkey in a skillet over medium heat until browned. Combine tomatoes, asparagus, onion, basil, garlic, oregano, salt, and pepper in a bowl and mix well. Add to browned ground turkey in the skillet. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and cook until asparagus is slightly tender, about 5 more minutes.

  • Remove cooked spaghetti squash from oven and let cool until easily handled. Scrape squash into spaghetti strands using a fork and place into a bowl. Try to maintain the integrity of the squash skin and you can using as a serving vessel.

  • Place 1/2 the spaghetti squash into a serving dish or the squash skin and top with turkey-vegetable mixture.

Cook's Note:

You can use fresh tomatoes instead of canned.

Nutrition Facts

661 calories; protein 52g 104% DV; carbohydrates 42.8g 14% DV; fat 33g 51% DV; cholesterol 168.7mg 56% DV; sodium 2155mg 86% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Changed it to ground beef. Not crazy about ground turkey. It was still within my carb points for the meal. Will make it again. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2020
I used Rotel can tomatoes make it a little spicy. I was kinda bland so added BBQ . To get my daughter(7) to eat we used ketchup. she actually said it was good without. Trying to learn to cook heathier and teach her as well. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/07/2019
Changed it to ground beef. Not crazy about ground turkey. It was still within my carb points for the meal. Will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2019
Loved this recipe. It was perfect! I just added a bit of Parmesan on top! Will be having over and over. Healthy and tasty! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2019
Delicious will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
Love this recipe. I will definitely be making it again. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
02/13/2020
I used Rotel can tomatoes make it a little spicy. I was kinda bland so added BBQ . To get my daughter(7) to eat we used ketchup. she actually said it was good without. Trying to learn to cook heathier and teach her as well. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2019
This dish turned out so good...looked beautiful on the dish and tasted wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/23/2019
A Very good recipe easy to make and quite tasty. I will make this again. April 23/2019 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/28/2019
This is definitely going to be a revolving favorite for my family! I didn't make any changes to the recipe except doubled the basil just because we love it so much and everyone loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/26/2019
This was a very easy and tasty dish. I would cut back on the amount of filling items by 1/4 as we had plenty leftover. It did make a nice snack! Read More