This Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is like a baked spaghetti casserole that uses squash in place of pasta! The super easy recipe only uses a few ingredients.
Let’s talk about casseroles. Many people fear the word “casserole” because it brings to mind a sloppy mess of canned vegetables, canned soup and other miscellaneous ingredients baked together into a complete meal.
I, for one, never feared the casserole. We grew up on casseroles. I would get home from basketball practice starving and Mom would have a hot casserole ready to dish up in large proportions. No complaints here (unless it was tater tot casserole … I just cannot make myself like that one).
Although I still only cook for one, I never truly appreciated the ease of preparing a casserole that would feed a whole bunch of hungry people. Now I’m up to my ears in this Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole … but that just means I get to eat it for lunch all week!
If you love pasta bakes, you’ll definitely love this. It’s like a typical baked spaghetti casserole, but instead of spaghetti it uses spaghetti squash! Yay for low carb.
I’ve made the paleo version of this recipe before, but this time I decided to get crazy and add cheese. I BAD.
Although it might sound a little scary – trust me, it’s so good! You won’t miss the carbs in this recipe. Not one bit. With ground turkey, Italian seasonings, and CHEESE, this Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole is the perfect comforting meal. The eggs help hold it all together (don’t worry, it doesn’t taste like an egg casserole), so you can cut perfect squares and watch your family fall in love with spaghetti squash.
- 1 medium spaghetti squash
- 1 pound Italian seasoned ground turkey
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 cups pizza or pasta sauce
- 3 eggs, whisked
- 2 cups mozzarella cheese
- Fresh basil, salt & pepper
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- To cook the spaghetti squash, cut it in half, scoop out the seeds, and place it face down in a microwave safe bowl. Fill the bowl with 2 inches of water and microwave on high 5 - 10 minutes or until squash is soft. Remove from the microwave, wait until cool enough to handle and pull the strands of squash loose with a fork. Squeeze the squash with a cheese cloth or strain it through a fine mesh strainer to get all the extra liquid out.
- While the squash cooks, cook turkey and onion together until browned and the onions are soft.
- Spray a casserole dish with non-stick cooking spray. Mix the squash, turkey mixture, and pizza sauce all together. Pour the eggs and seasonings over and mix to combine, until the eggs mix in well. Sprinkle cheese on top.
- Bake for 1 hour or until the top forms a slight crust.