Weight Watchers Baked Spaghetti Squash

This delicious Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe from Weight Watchers is super easy to make. Ready in about 1 hour!

weight watchers baked spaghetti squash

This recipe for Baked Spaghetti Squash from Weight Watchers is not only healthy but easy to make. Ready in less than 1 hour!

The most challenging part of making this recipe is cooking the spaghetti squash. If you’ve never done it before you might find the task a little daunting. But don’t worry! It’s actually easier than you think.

casserole ready for the oven

The actual cooking process can be a bit confusing so if you need a little help figuring out how to cut and cook your spaghetti squash, check out my short tutorial on How to Cook Spaghetti Squash.

Once the spaghetti squash is ready, this recipe is no different than making pasta with a delicious ground turkey pasta sauce.

The only additional step is to cover the squash in cheese with some seasonings and toss it in the oven to melt the cheese.

casserole fresh out of the oven

My preference is to cook the spaghetti squash in the oven. The recipe card below is written for the baking method. If you decide to use a different method for cooking your squash you will need to adjust accordingly.

weight watchers baked spaghetti squash

I have personally never subscribed to Weight Watchers but have several family members that have over the years. This recipe comes from one of their old recipe books.

I’m including the “points” listed in the book for convenience but if this is important to you, please confirm directly with Weight Watchers.

Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 9 Points per Serving.

weight watchers baked spaghetti squash

You will need the following ingredients to make this Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe from Weight Watchers (see recipe card for quantities): Spaghetti Squash, Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Cloves, Lean Ground Turkey, Pasta Sauce, Dried Oregano and Dried Basil.

  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly. Set aside.
  2. Use a serrated knife to slice the spaghetti squash in half crosswise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Drizzle the inside of the halves very lightly with olive oil and season with sea salt. Place the spaghetti squash halves onto the lined baking sheet, cut side down.
    spaghetti squash halves on baking sheet
  3. Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until the skin pierces easily with a knife. Remove from the oven and let the squash rest on the pan (open side down) for 10 minutes. Use a fork to release strands.
  4. While the squash is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the garlic for about 45 seconds.
  5. Add the ground turkey, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring regularly until the turkey has browned. Stir in the pasta sauce.
    ground turkey mixture
  6. Once the squash is ready, add the spaghetti strands to the meat mixture and stir until combined. Transfer the mixture to a large casserole dish.
    spaghetti squash mixture
  7. Reduce the oven to 400°F.
  8. Sprinkle the shredded cheese and seasoning over the top of the squash mixture. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Printable Recipe Card

weight watchers baked spaghetti squash

Weight Watchers Baked Spaghetti Squash

This delicious Baked Spaghetti Squash recipe from Weight Watchers is super easy to make. Ready in about 1 hour!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time45 minutes
Total Time1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 337 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet
  • Baking Dish

Ingredients
 

  • 1 large Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 cup Part Skim Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 16 oz Pasta Sauce
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ tsp Dried Basil

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and grease lightly. Set aside.
  • Use a serrated knife to slice the spaghetti squash in half crosswise. Scoop out the seeds with a spoon. Drizzle the inside of the halves very lightly with olive oil and season with sea salt. Place the spaghetti squash halves onto the lined baking sheet, cut side down.
  • Bake in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until the skin pierces easily with a knife. Remove from the oven and let the squash rest on the pan (open side down) for 10 minutes. Use a fork to release strands.
  • While the squash is cooking, heat the oil in a large skillet. Sauté the garlic for about 45 seconds.
  • Add the ground turkey, salt and pepper. Cook, stirring regularly until the turkey has browned. Stir in the pasta sauce.
  • Once the squash is ready, add the spaghetti strands to the meat mixture and stir until combined. Transfer the mixture to a large casserole dish.
  • Reduce the oven to 400°F.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese and seasoning over the top of the squash mixture. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Notes

Weight Watchers Points for this recipe: 9 Points per Serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 337kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 37gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 810mgPotassium: 974mgFiber: 6gSugar: 11gVitamin A: 949IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 306mgIron: 3mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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  1. Julie says:

    This baked spaghetti squash is the best recipe I have ever made. Very tasty and even better the next day with the leftovers.