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Spaghetti Squash Turkey Parmesan is the familiar flavors you love in a healthy spaghetti squash vessel! Click here for recipe! #glutenfree #spaghettisquash #healthydinner #easydinner #turkey

Spaghetti Squash Turkey Parmesan

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian


Spaghetti squash is stuffed full of healthy, tasty ingredients: ground turkey meat, homemade sauce, fresh arugula, and a sprinkle of Italian cheese. Cozy, filling, and SO satisfying.


  • 45 lb. spaghetti squash
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. ground turkey (light and dark meat)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 115.5 oz container marinara sauce
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 cup shredded Italian cheese blend
  • salt, pepper, red pepper flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using a fork, prick holes all over squash.
  3. Microwave for 4 minutes. When cool enough to handle, carefully cut squash lengthwise. Scoop out seeds with a spoon and discard.
  4. Season squash halves with a drizzle of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place squash, cut sides down on a large plate or platter. Pour 1/2 cup water to bottom of plate and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  5. Squash is done when strands are easily scooped away from skin. If not cooked through, microwave for 2 minute increments until done. Scoop out squash flesh when done cooking, saving skin.
  6. While squash is cooking, heat a large sauté pan over medium heat.
  7. Add turkey and garlic to hot pan. Season with salt and pepper and cook for about 5 minutes or until turkey is cooked through, breaking up chunks with spatula.
  8. Add sauce to pan and remove from heat. Add squash strands, arugula, and 3/4 cup cheese to pan (or large bowl if you don’t have enough room) and stir until combined.
  9. On a baking sheet, stuff mixture into squash skins, top with remaining cheese and bake for about 8 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


If using lean (light) turkey meat, you may need to add some oil to pan.