Easy Baked Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

6 Servings
1 hr 15 min

Have you ever made a spaghetti squash lasagna? It’s so easy to make baked spaghetti squash, this delicious lasagna is packed with flavor.

If you are looking for a way to work more vegetables into your diet you have to try my baked spaghetti squash lasagna. It’s a flavorful recipe that is packed with all the great textures and seasonings that you’d expect in lasagna but without the noodles!

Making Baked Spaghetti Squash:

The great thing about making baked spaghetti squash is that it’s easy and you can use it for a variety of recipes. You can turn the shredded baked spaghetti squash into a noodle substitute for your favorite Italian recipes, eat it on its own, or you can fill the squash halves to make recipes like this spaghetti squash lasagna.

What does spaghetti squash taste like?

Spaghetti squash tastes like a very mild plain squash. It doesn’t have a flavor on its own. The flavors you add to the squash are easily absorbed and that means you can work this healthy vegetable into just about any recipe.

The texture is similar to other zoodles or vegetable spirals. They only require a light cooking and the stringy texture is already similar to spaghetti…which is how the squash got its name!


What you need to make baked spaghetti squash lasagna:

Here is the list of ingredients you will need to make this delicious spaghetti squash recipe. Most stores carry the spaghetti squash now as it has risen to popularity in recent years. Nothing else on the list should be difficult to find either!

This recipe is written for 4 spaghetti squash halves. You can cut it in half for 2 servings or double it if you want to prep a few servings in advance. Depending on the size of your squash you could get anywhere from 4-8 servings from this recipe as written.


  • 2 small spaghetti squash
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄2 lb ground beef
  • 1⁄2 lb pork sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil or bunch of fresh
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper

All of these ingredients work together to make this a truly delectable recipe. It’s easy to make but does require more than just a few ingredients. Don’t let that scare you off. It’s worth it, the end result is incredible.

How to make squash lasagna:
  1. Cut squash in half, lengthwise.
  2. Scoop out seeds, rinse, set on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes.
  3. Put squash halves in a baking pan, cover bottom of pan with 2” of water to prevent the shells from burning. Bake at 375° for 1 hour.
  4. Brown beef and sausage.
  5. Mix in tomato, garlic, herbs, and spices. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
  6. Combine egg, ricotta, and 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese. Set aside.
  7. Fill cooked squash shells with meat and sauce mixture.
  8. Layer ricotta mixture around the meat and top with mozzarella, pepper jack, and remaining parmesan.
  9. Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.

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Printable Baked Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Here’s the printable version of this baked spaghetti squash recipe. It’s easy to print out on one sheet or you can save the site and come back later when you want to make this great recipe. Of course I’d love for you to come back and find more recipes as well as leave any feedback you might have on this one!

Easy Baked Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Recipe details

  • 6  Servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 1 Hours Total time: 1 hr 15 min
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Ingredients


  • 2 small spaghetti squash
  • 14 oz crushed tomatoes
  • 8 oz ricotta cheese
  • 1⁄2 lb ground beef
  • 1⁄2 lb pork sausage
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 4 oz shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1⁄2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp basil or bunch of fresh
  • 1⁄2 tsp salt
  • 1⁄2 tsp black pepper

Instructions


Cut squash in half, lengthwise.
Scoop out seeds, rinse, set on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and bake at 375° for 15-20 minutes.
Put squash halves in a baking pan, cover bottom of pan with 2” of water to prevent the shells from burning. Bake at 375° for 1 hour.
Brown beef and sausage.
Mix in tomato, garlic, herbs, and spices. Simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. Set aside.
Combine egg, ricotta, and 1⁄4 cup parmesan cheese. Set aside.
Fill cooked squash shells with meat and sauce mixture.
Layer ricotta mixture around the meat and top with mozzarella, pepper jack, and remaining parmesan.
Bake at 375° for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and turning golden brown.

Michele Brosius
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