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129
Calories 
13g
Carbs 
6g
Fat 
8g
Protein 
3
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(3 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

It’s no surprise that I love spaghetti squash and am constantly looking for new ways to use it in my kitchen. While my go-to spaghetti squash side dish usually involves lots of black pepper and Parmesan cheese, lately I have been mixing things up and using creamy ricotta cheese instead. Paired with a touch of garlic powder, basil, and lemon zest, it makes a seriously delicious side dish that actually packs a good amount of protein. It also serves as a great base for a lightened up pasta dish with some grilled chicken or shrimp and roasted tomatoes or broccoli. I like to add a little crunch as well with some chopped almonds or pine nuts.

Prep Time

Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash

55
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

4
  • 1 U spaghetti squash
  • 1 cup part skim ricotta cheese
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp. chopped basil (or parsley)
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1-1.25 cups
Amount Per Serving
Calories 129
Calories from Fat 51
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g
9%
Saturated Fat 3g
16%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 19mg
6%
Sodium 100mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 2g
9%
Sugars 4g
Protein 8g

Directions

  1. Prepare the spaghetti squash in the oven or microwave. For oven, cut in half and remove seeds. Spray with cooking spray. Place face down on a baking sheet and roast for 40-50 minutes at 400 degrees until tender. To microwave, pierce whole squash with knife or fork. Microwave for 12-14 minutes or until tender. Carefully cut open to remove the seeds. Scrape the squash out with a fork.
  2. While hot, stir in the ricotta, garlic powder, lemon zest, basil, salt to taste, and lots of black pepper.
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Notes

Optional: sliced almonds or pine nuts

Creamy Ricotta Spaghetti Squash
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  • Freda Potter's picture
    3

    Average: 3 (1 vote)

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    This was ok, but not one of my favorites.
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  • Michelle Murphy's picture
    5

    Average: 5 (1 vote)

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    This was my first time making Spaghetti Squash and it was a huge success. Even my hubby (who hates squash in all forms) said, "This is squash? But... it tastes good!" Unfortunately, my microwave is old and underpowered, so it came out a little more al dente than I would have preferred, but the ricotta herb mixture was FANTASTIC in there and gave it a nice creamy texture. Only change I made was to mix the herbs and ricotta before mixing in the squash to help even out the herb flavor. I was also shocked that it spread across so much squash. Definitely going to make again.
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  • Megan Eaton's picture
    4

    Average: 4 (1 vote)

    3662
    So good! Had a lovely buttery quality! Definitely a repeat!
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