This Low-Carb Baked Spaghetti Squash is a casserole with tons of flavor thanks to the creamy cheeses, spices and tomatoes. Your family won't complain about the lack of "real" pasta and they will ask for seconds.
Low-Carb Baked Spaghetti Casserole
Prep Time
1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 10 mins
 

This Baked Spaghetti Squash is a casserole with tons of flavor even without the pasta thanks to the creamy cheeses, spices and tomatoes.

Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked spaghetti squash with ground beef
Servings: 8
Author: Barbara
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 4 oz. Neufchatel cheese or cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 14.5 oz. cans diced tomatoes, do not drain
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup ricotta
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
Instructions
  1. To bake squash, pierce it with a knife 5 or 6 times. Bake it in a 400 degree F oven for 60-90 minutes or until cooked through (a fork should be able to pierce outer peel easily and all the way to interior of the squash). Let cool before cutting in half. Remove seeds. Shred squash with a fork.
  2. Brown ground beef, drain excess grease.
  3. In a large skillet, heat chicken broth and Neufchatel cheese over medium heat, whisking until cheese is melted and slightly foamy.
  4. Add Parmesan cheese, diced tomatoes, basil, oregano, ricotta, and shredded squash; mix together.
  5. Cook for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add ground beef.

  6. Pour into a greased 13 by 9 inch pan; top with mozzarella cheese.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes; broil for 3-5 minutes until cheese is slightly browned.
  8. Let cool for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.