Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Bake [VIDEO]

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

This Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Bake is such a flavorful, simple, and healthy dinner option when you are craving comfort food!

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake {Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Craving Italian food? This Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Bake filled with sautéed spinach and chicken is your answer. This is an amazing dinner, my friends. Everyone who has tried it absolutely loves it. A huge hit all around!

 

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake {Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Gluten-free, Grain-free, dairy-free if you omit the cheese, and so filling!

This dinner makes for the perfect meal-prep item as well. Make it at the beginning of the week and enjoy the leftovers for lunch or dinner all week long!

Italian Spaghetti Squash Bake {Grain-free, gluten-free, paleo-friendly option} | Lexi's Clean Kitchen

Italian-Style Spaghetti Squash Bake

Preparation 5 minutes 2017-08-19T00:05:00+00:00 Cook Time 50 minutes 2017-08-19T00:50:00+00:00 Serves 4     adjust servings

Ingredients

Spaghetti Squash

Other Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 handfuls fresh spinach
  • 1 lb. organic boneless chicken breasts, baked or boiled and shredded
  • 1 cup tomato sauce of choice (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning, more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes, more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Optional: 1/4 cup fresh parmesan cheese, more for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 °F.
  2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out seeds. Drizzle with olive oil, sea salt, and black pepper.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Lay spaghetti squash face down on baking sheet, and add 1/4 cup water. Bake for about 30 minutes until fork tender. Let cool.
  5. Once cool, scrape out spaghetti squash using a fork and place in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
  6. In a small skillet over medium-heat, heat oil and sauté garlic. Add spinach and sauté until wilted.
  7. Add spinach and garlic mixture, shredded chicken, tomato sauce, egg, cheese if using and spices to the bowl with the spaghetti squash. Mix until well combined.
  8. Transfer entire mixture to a baking dish.
  9. Sprinkle with fresh parmesan and red pepper flakes
  10. Bake at 375 °F for 10 minutes. Broil on high for 3-5 minutes, or until the cheese has started to bubble and brown.
  11. Serve warm!

 

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