Low-Carb Cheesy Southwest Baked Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Recipe posted in: Lunch/Dinner

Let’s face it—pasta is everyone’s favorite comfort food. Luckily for you, just because you are reinventing your eating habits through our low-carb approach, that doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice your favorite go-to spaghetti meal.

We’ve created a perfectly balanced low-carb spaghetti squash pasta dish that incorporates ingredients you never even thought of combining in a pasta dinner. Featuring Protein, Healthy Fat and lots of vibrant Veggies, this Cheesy Southwest Spaghetti Squash is nutritious, simple and delicious—all wrapped up into one perfect meal!

Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Prep Time: 35-45 minutes

Servings: 2

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 1.5 Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 1 small squash
  • 1/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup red pepper
  • 1/2 avocado

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Slice squash in half and scoop out the seeds.
  3. Bake squash face down on a baking sheet until slightly golden brown and fork tender, about 40-45 minutes.
  4. Finely chop red bell pepper.
  5. Cut avocado into slices.
  6. Shred cheddar cheese.
  7. Once tender and cooled, scoop spaghetti out of skin.
  8. To serve, top with avocado, cheddar and pepper.