This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Chicken makes a filling, satisfying, and healthy meal!
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Onto today’s recipe for Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Chicken. Whew. That’s a mouthful! It’s a delicious mouthful, too.
To me, stuffed spaghetti squash is the ultimate healthy comfort food. I find it so filling and satisfying, yet it’s light and healthy! This version is like your favorite spinach artichoke dip stuffed into a squash boat. Does it get any better?? There’s not an overwhelming amount of cheese, but just enough to make you crave this. The first time I made this I didn’t use cream cheese, the second time I added a tablespoon. I list it as optional because it’s great both ways, but the cream cheese just adds a bit more creaminess that makes it pretty dreamy. But don’t sweat it if you don’t have any on hand.
Finally, the chicken in this dish makes it more husband-friendly in my house (he thinks everything with chicken is more filling and hearty than almost any vegetarian dish I make) but you could easily leave it out. Your choice!
I think you’re going to LOVE this easy weeknight dinner! I suggest cooking the spaghetti squash ahead of time to make this super speedy. Let me know if you try it?
Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Chicken
This Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash with Chicken makes an easy, healthy, satisfying meal.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 60 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
- Yield: 2 servings
- 1 small-medium spaghetti squash
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into bite sized pieces
- salt and pepper
- 4 cups fresh baby spinach, chopped
- 1 jar marinated quartered artichoke hearts, drained
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon cream cheese (optional)
- 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, scoop out the seeds, and place it shell side up on a baking sheet. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and reduce the temperature to 350 degrees.
- Meanwhile, heat your oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes. Season your chicken with salt and pepper and add it to the skillet.
- Sauté until the chicken is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes.
- Add the spinach and artichokes and sauté another 1-2 minutes until the spinach is wilted. Remove from heat.
- Transfer the chicken mixture to a large bowl. Scrape out the spaghetti squash strands and add them to the bowl with the chicken. Mix well and add the parmesan cheese and cream cheese. Transfer this mixture back to the spaghetti squash shells on the baking sheet.
- Top each spaghetti squash with 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes, until heated through and cheese is melted, using your oven’s broiler for the last two minutes to brown the cheese. Enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1/2 of spaghetti squash
- Calories: 397
- Sugar: 3.3 grams
- Fat: 17.9 grams
- Carbohydrates: 37.4 grams
- Protein: 22.3 grams
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