Baked spaghetti squash with minced beef

Baked spaghetti squash with minced beef

Baked spaghetti squash with minced beef

Baked spaghetti squash with minced beef

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

I love almost any squash recipe but this one makes a complete meal that you can even serve in the squash!


  • 1 spaghetti squash, halved and seeded
  • 450g beef mince
  • 85g finely chopped onion
  • 75g red or green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (400g) tin chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 45g Cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Preheat oven to 190 C / Gas 5. Place squash in a baking dish and pour in enough boiling water to come 1.25cm (1/2 inch) up the sides of the dish.
  2. Bake in the preheated oven until squash is tender, 40 to 45 minutes. Remove from oven; cool until easily handled, 7 to 10 minutes.
  3. Reduce oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Scoop out the flesh of the squash and separate strands with a fork. Reserve shells.
  4. Cook beef, onion and pepper in a frying pan over medium heat until the beef is browned about 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in squash; cook until liquid has evaporated, about 10 minutes.
  5. Fill squash shells with squash mixture using a slotted spoon. Place in a shallow baking dish.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until flavours combine, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle with Cheddar cheese and continue to bake until cheese is melted about 5 minutes.



Any mince can be substituted for beef mince. You can also use mozzarella cheese instead of Cheddar.

Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 293Total Fat 16gCarbohydrates 14gNet Carbohydrates 11gFiber 3gProtein 24g

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