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Cheesy Spinach-&-Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Updated: Feb 27

This spaghetti-squash-for-pasta swap slashes both carbs and calories by 75% for a delicious, creamy casserole you can feel good about eating. It's worth roasting the squash versus cooking it in the microwave if you have the time: the flavor gets sweeter and more intense.

Prep Time: 25 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 (2 1/2 to 3 pound) spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise and seeds removed

  • 3 tablespoons water, divided

  • 1 (5 ounce) package baby spinach

  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed and chopped

  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, cubed and softened

  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Crushed red pepper & chopped fresh basil for garnish


  1. Place squash cut-side down in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tablespoons water. Microwave, uncovered, on High until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. (Alternatively, place squash halves cut-side down on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F until tender, 40 to 50 minutes.)

  2. Meanwhile, combine spinach and the remaining 1 tablespoon water in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler.

  4. Use a fork to scrape the squash from the shells into the bowl. Place the shells on a baking sheet. Stir artichoke hearts, cream cheese, 1/4 cup Parmesan, salt and pepper into the squash mixture. Divide it between the squash shells and top with the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Broil until the cheese is golden brown, about 3 minutes. Sprinkle with crushed red pepper and basil, if desired.

Originally appeared: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 1/4 cups calories 223

total carbohydrate 23g dietary fiber 9g total sugars 7g protein 10g total fat 11g saturated fat 6g cholesterol 28mg vitamin a 3156iu vitamin c 15mg folate 136mcg sodium 528mg calcium 281mg iron 2mg magnesium 82mg potassium 482mg


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