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Turkey Stroganoff with Spaghetti Squash

My twin sister and I came up with this recipe after losing 25 pounds and craving comfort food. We have many recipes using spaghetti squash in place of pasta. —Courtney Varela, Aliso Viejo, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4 pounds)
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup white wine or beef stock
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Montreal steak seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • Grated Parmesan cheese and minced fresh parsley, optional


  • Cut squash in half lengthwise; discard seeds. Place squash cut side down on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 15-18 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the turkey, mushrooms and onion over medium heat until turkey is no longer pink; drain. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in wine.
  • Combine cornstarch and stock until smooth. Add to pan. Stir in the Worcestershire sauce, steak seasoning and thyme. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Reduce heat. Stir in cream; heat through.
  • When squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to separate strands. Serve with turkey mixture. Sprinkle with cheese and parsley if desired.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup stroganoff with 2/3 cup squash (calculated without cheese): 246 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 677mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch.
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  • Jeri
    Jan 12, 2021

    We've had this multiple times in the past year. Not only is it delicious and healthy, but it's also super easy and the ingredients are easily accessible.

  • overthetop55
    Apr 23, 2020

    This is the first time I have ever used spaghetti squash and I did like it and is a healthier alternative to pasta. I found the Montreal Steak spice rather overpowering so I’m not sure I will make it again. I will cook with spaghetti squash again.

  • Loretta
    Feb 5, 2019

    Very good! I didn't have worcestershire and it was still delish. Probably a lot let sodium!!!

  • namayna
    Oct 24, 2015

    I think this could of been really good, but I put too much thyme in it, I think I will leave that out next time, it had a really strong thyme taste. But I will make it again, because the other flavors were amazing and it is a good healthy recipe.

  • rainyranae
    Nov 14, 2014

    We loved it

  • chinadoll2008
    Sep 27, 2014

    Very tasty! I am not a big fan of pasta so this variation with the squash was a very nice change!

  • tiffanykorn
    Jan 10, 2014

    Delicious! Easy to make and packed with flavor. Really healthy dish that I was excited to eat as leftovers. My boyfriend said he didn't even like spaghetti squash but would love to eat it again.

  • LaBlue24
    Jun 14, 2013

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  • dfausnacht
    Nov 18, 2012

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  • PamRudolph
    Oct 26, 2012

    This recipe was positively D-lish!!! Both my husband and I loved it. It does pack a bit of spice with the steak seasoning. Some people may want to back that down a bit. It was, however, perfect for us. I cannot wait to make this recipe again. Yummmmm!