Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Although few people consider lasagna to be healthy, it’s still surprising to discover exactly how many calories are lurking in that tiny slice.

That’s why we’re here to share a way that you can enjoy lasagna, without tossing a healthy diet completely out the window.

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.

When you think of lasagna, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? We’d bet it has something to do with bubbling hot tomato sauce and cheese.

With this recipe, we’ve focused on the good stuff, which means you’ll still get plenty of sauce and cheese.

But instead of pasta noodles, you’ll load up on spaghetti squash instead. Spaghetti squash is a fiber-rich, lower-carb alternative to pasta.

Ditching the noodles saves on calories and makes room for plenty of cheese. After a trip to the oven, the spaghetti squash noodles will have absorbed some of the tomato and cheesy goodness.

A sprinkle of basil makes the flavors really pop, but the dish still tastes delicious without it.

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.
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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, grated Parmesan cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword gluten free, High in Protein, vegetarian
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 17 mins
Total Time 1 hr 32 mins
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 474 kcal
Author Beachbody

Ingredients

  • 1 small spaghetti squash (approx. 3½ to 4 lbs.)
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 4 cups all-natural marinara sauce
  • 3 cups part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F.

  2. Line large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and membrane. 

  4. Place spaghetti squash, cut side down, on baking sheet. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes, or until tender. 

  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350º F.

  6. Scrape spaghetti squash flesh into stringy noodles.

  7. Lightly coat 4-quart baking dish with spray. 

  8. Evenly layer half spaghetti squash, half marinara sauce, and half ricotta cheese in baking dish. Repeat with second layer.

  9. Evenly top with Parmesan cheese.  

  10. Bake for 30 to 32 minutes, or until golden brown and bubbly.

  11. Garnish with basil (if desired).  

Recipe Notes

The Nutrition Facts box below provides estimated nutritional information for this recipe.

Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
Amount Per Serving (1 Serving)
Calories 474 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23g 35%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 75mg 25%
Sodium 1228mg 51%
Total Carbohydrates 35g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 16g
Protein 34g 68%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This sinfully delicious Spaghetti Squash Lasagna is made with all-natural marinara, part-skim ricotta cheese, and healthy spaghetti squash.

P90X/P90X2 Portions
1 Fat
2 Protein
1 Vegetable
2 Condiment

P90X3 Portions
2 Carb
2½ Fat
2 Protein

Body Beast Portions
6 Vegetable
4 Protein
2½ Fat

Container Equivalents
1 Green
2 Purple
1 Red
1 Blue

2B Mindset Plate It!
A great dinner option. Add an FFC for lunch.

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