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 each: 160 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 226mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 14g 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

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SkitzoidLady User ID: 6606839 259182
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2017

"I wasn't over the top in love with this recipe. It was okay, but nothing to write home about. I pretty much followed the recipe to the T, except that I followed the advice of others and added spaghetti sauce, and used and Italian blend of dried herbs rather than the oregano. I was looking for a recipe that would make the spaghetti squash shine, but I thought it got lost among the other ingredients. In my opinion one lb of ground beef was way more than enough. If you are trying to find a way to get your family to eat squash, this would be a good recipe. I love the taste of squash, so didn't feel like I needed to hide it behind other flavors. I probably will not make this again."

elysesalpeter User ID: 8793513 244936
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2016

"This is delicious and such a great way to use spaghetti squash. After reading all the suggestions I added sausage to double the meat, used Italian seasoning instead of just oregano. 3 Garlic cloves minced and added one extra can of fire roasted tomatoes to keep it all moist. It did need more salt, surprisingly, so I added more as I was cooking per taste. It's really delicious. Thank you for posting this."

mauilisa User ID: 8693387 241559
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2016

"Delicious! Added some tomato sauce to the original recipe, have made this several times is a family favorite."

siram User ID: 4065103 240672
Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"Loved this! Added some tomato paste, Italian seasoning, mixture of mozzarella and cheddar cheese on top and baked with cheese on top."

sparkplug9902 User ID: 1269769 227575
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"Since some of the reviews suggested adding pasta or pizza sauce because it was dry, I added a jar of pizza sauce. It was good and I will make it again."

kayla_natasha User ID: 8075226 7928
Reviewed Nov. 4, 2014

"Substituted the ground beef for ground elk and was really good! Make sure to add a little extra seasoning and tomato juices as it can be slightly bland/dry."

cdwinca User ID: 7834333 7843
Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"Excellent!! I had absolutely no leftovers."

jpruittcdp User ID: 1902826 7262
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2014

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

FranksTV User ID: 7613459 8282
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."

ss_kory User ID: 2170285 200199
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!"

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