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Simple Beef-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Fall brings an abundance of squash – from butternut to spaghetti – and all have a unique and delicious flavor. Add some zest to baked spaghetti squash by stuffing it with a ground beef and veggie filling for one tasty dish.

Simple Beef-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Simple Beef-Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes


  • 2 large spaghetti squash
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 1/2 RealSweet® sweet onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (28 oz.) can no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup shredded lowfat mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cut squash in half, scoop out and discard seeds. Brush with olive oil and place flesh-side-down in large baking dish.
  3. Bake 45 minutes, or until softened
  4. Meanwhile, heat nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add ground beef, pepper, onion and garlic. Cook 5-7 minutes, or until beef is cooked through. Drain and add tomatoes, salt and Italian seasoning. Let simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Remove squash from oven and shred with fork. Add beef mixture to squash, top with cheese and bake 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 313Total Fat: 15gSodium: 422mgCarbohydrates: 16gFiber: 3gSugar: 6.5gProtein: 28.5g

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Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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