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Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash Casserole Recipe

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Spaghetti squash, like zucchini, can take over a garden. This is an excellent way to put that abundance to good use. I got the original recipe at a cooking class, and I've made it many times since. It's unique and tasty. -Mina Dick, Boissevain, Manitoba
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 small spaghetti squash (1-1/2 to 2 pounds)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded mozzarella or cheddar cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.


  1. Cut squash in half lengthwise; scoop out seeds. Place with cut side down in a baking dish; add water. Cover and bake at 375° for 20-30 minutes or until it is easily pierced with a fork. When cool enough to handle, scoop out squash, separating the strands with a fork. In a skillet, cook beef, onion, red pepper and garlic until meat is browned and the vegetables are tender. Drain; add tomatoes, oregano, salt, pepper and squash. Cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Transfer to an ungreased 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 25 minutes. Sprinkle with the cheese and parsley; let stand a few minutes. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Spaghetti Squash Casserole in Taste of Home October/November 1994, p27

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories, 9 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 39 mg cholesterol, 226 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 14 g protein.

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Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

Excellent!! I had absolutely no leftovers.

Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

Very good recipe! I can't eat cheese so left it off and it was still wonderful!

Reviewed Jan. 21, 2014

This recipe is a great starting point. I have made it 6 times now and I do it different each time. Last time I used Italian sausage and double the meat, I use jar spaghetti sauce and last of all I put the cheese on before it goes in the oven. It comes out kinda like a lasagna. My kids even eat it.

Reviewed Sep. 17, 2012

I used 2 cups of diced tomatoes and added some Italian seasoning as someone suggested for more flavour. Very easy recipe....very quick, for a healthy family meal. Will definitely make this casserole again!

Reviewed Sep. 2, 2012

This is excellent! The first time I made it was with home grown squash that was bigger in size than called for so I doubled the meat sauce which worked great. That first time, I found that I was out of tomatoes, so I used home canned tomato products. I have used a chili base, pasta sauce, and salsa. Any of them worked great. I will continue to make it this way.

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