Keto Spaghetti Squash
Continue to “pamper” your love for pasta dishes with this cheesy keto spaghetti squash while adopting a low-carb diet. Made with spaghetti squash, ground chicken, whipping cream, cheeses, herbs and spices, a serving of this keto-friendly pasta contains 39 grams of protein and only 8 grams of net carbs. Too good to add to your diet, right?
If you are looking for a perfect low-carb alternative to starch noodles, give the following recipe a try.
Recipe For Keto Spaghetti Squash
- April 15, 2019
- Prep Time15 min
- Cook Time50 min
- Total Time1 hr 5 min
- Serving Size4
- Energy716 cal
- 2 lbs spaghetti squash, sliced in half
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 2 oz. cream cheese
- 2 oz. shredded parmesan cheese
- 7 oz. shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder or minced garlic cloves
- 1 pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
- 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
1Preheat the oven to 365°F (185°C).2Place halves with cut side up in a large baking dish or baking tray. Scoop out the seeds and fibers with a spoon. Brush with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Bake for about 30-40 minutes, until soft. 3Heat a large frying pan and melt some butter. Add the ground meat and spices. Fry for about 15 minutes, until browned.4Reduce the heat slightly. Add cream, cream cheese, parmesan, and two-thirds of the mozzarella. Bring to a simmer for a few minutes until creamy. Season with salt and pepper.5Once the squash is ready, remove from the oven and raise the temperature to 435°F Loosen the pumpkin flesh with a fork but without scraping it out. Gently press down the flesh and pour over the creamy chicken sauce. Top with the rest of the mozzarella cheese.6Bake in the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese gets a nice golden color. Season with freshly ground black pepper and finely chopped parsley.
The time of baking squash might be longer, depending on its size. Just make sure that the squash is tender when removed from the oven.