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Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Bowl

Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars

"I always think of spaghetti squash as a winter dish, but it is great year-round. This microwaveable side dish is a terrific time saver and a fantastic veggie that is just cheesy-good. Great served as a side with lemon grilled chicken or served atop some garlic pasta noodles with a choice glass of wine. Your choices are unlimited, so start creating and bon appetite!"
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35 m servings 89
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Pierce squash several times with a fork and place on a microwave-safe plate.
  2. Microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes or until soft, turning over after 5 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes. Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove and discard seeds. Using a fork, scrape insides of squash to form strands and place in a large bowl; reserve skins.
  3. Add tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, cilantro, and 2 1/2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese to squash; mix to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into spaghetti squash shells and microwave on HIGH until heated through, about 2 minutes .
  4. Top with hot sauce and remaining Parmesan cheese.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • If you are figure-friendly conscious, you can substitute low-fat Parmesan and mozzarella.
  • Parsley can be used in place of cilantro, if preferred.
  • You can also use cherry tomatoes instead of plum tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 89 calories; 3 13.3 4.2 7 171 Full nutrition

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I really enjoyed this - I baked the spaghetti squash in the oven and used gruyere instead of mozzarella cause that’s what I had at hand. I ate it as a vegetarian main