Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

Taco spaghetti squash boats are a low carb alternative to taco pasta
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked spaghetti squash, keto dinner, Low Carb, spaghetti squash
Servings: 6
Calories: 218.5kcal


Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

  • 3 Acorn Squash
  • ¼ oz Olive Oil Cooking Spray
  • 1 lb Ground Turkey 93% Lean
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • ½ tsp Chili Powder
  • ½ tsp Paprika
  • ½ tsp Dried Oregano
  • ½ Onion
  • 2 tbsp Minced Bell Pepper
  • 4 oz Tomato Sauce
  • ¾ cup Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend Part Skim

Pico de Gallo

  • 1 cup Tomato Chopped
  • ¼ cup Scallions Chopped
  • ¼ cup Chopped Cilantro
  • ½ Jalapeño Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • ¼ tsp Kosher Salt


  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or two if they don’t fit). Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and soft yellow strands. Spray the inside of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place the squash facedown on the baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes or until the flesh easily pierces with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, brown turkey in a large skillet breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks. When no longer pink add dry seasoning and mix well. Add the onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
  • Combine the ingredients for the quick pico de gallo in a medium bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
  • Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the inside so the strands appear. Spoon scant 1/2 cup meat inside each squash bowl. Top each with 2 tbsp cheese and transfer them to the oven and bake another 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, top with pico de gallo and serve immediately!

Nutrition Facts

1 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories218.5
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 10g 16%
    • Cholesterol 63.5mg 22%
    • Sodium 522mg 22%
    • Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
      • Dietary Fiber 3.5g 15%
      • Sugars 5g
    • Protein 20g 40%

      * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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      Written by Lisa Yarde

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