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Healthy Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey

February 2, 2024

Eating in a calorie deficit will lead to weight loss. For less than 300 calories, this healthy spaghetti squash with ground turkey dinner can help you meet your weight loss goals by helping you eat fewer calories, without being hungry!

The calories and carbs for this spaghetti squash with turkey dinner is 237 calories, 24 grams of protein, 12 grams carbs, and 11 grams of fat.

When you feel hungry, deprived, or you lack willpower, eating in a calorie deficit is not easy.

But, there are a few things that has helped me with fat loss over the past 18 months:

  1. Eating high volume low calorie foods. Feeling full is KEY to staying within my calorie goals.
  2. Making ingredient swaps that save calories (like swapping spaghetti squash for pasta noodles!)

Is spaghetti squash good for weight loss?

As I mentioned above, finding high volume, low calorie foods that keep me full is critical. That’s why spaghetti squash is one of the BEST foods for weight loss.

For every 100 grams of spaghetti squash, you’ll get:

  • 31 calories
  • 0.6 grams protein
  • 0.6 grams of fat
  • and 1.5 grams of fiber.

Compare that to pasta at 131 calories for 100 grams, and you’ve got fewer calories, that are more filling.

And that’s how you make losing weight easier: Fewer calories, more filing, packed with nutrients, and highly satiating! And spaghetti squash 100% meets that criteria!

Healthy Spaghetti Squash with Ground Turkey

Recipe by: Amy Roskelley of Health Beet
Makes 4 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes: Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes: Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash 500 grams of flesh when scraped out
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground turkey
  • 1 1/3 cup Spaghetti sauce Look for one that is 100 calories per cup.
  • 4 tablespoons parmesan cheese
  • 1 pinch salt to taste


  1. Cook the spaghetti squash by putting the whole thing in the oven and baking at 400 for 90 minutes.
  2. Once spaghetti squash is finished and slightly cooled, cut in half and scoop out seeds. Then, scrape out the flesh and divide it into four containers.
  3. Cook 1 lb of ground turkey on the stove top until no longer pink. Divide into the four containers.
  4. Add 1/3 cup spaghetti squash to each container with 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese.
  5. Store in fridge for up to 4 days. When ready to eat, heat in the microwave for 2-3 minutes.

Nutritional Info

Calories 263; Carbohydrates 19 grams; Fat 12 grams; Protein 24 grams

Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional and owner of Health Beet

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Amy Roskelley


Amy Roskelley is a health & fitness professional with a Bachelors of Science in Community Health from BYU. She is a Certified Personal Trainer (ACE), Certified Personal Chef (IAP), and Certified as a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant (AFPA). She is the founder of the health and fitness blog, Health Beet and the creator of many low calorie recipes author of weight loss books. Read more articles by Amy!
Recipe Disclaimer: If you have specific dietary restrictions, allergies or a nutrition plan that you are following, make sure to read the ingredient list prior to consumption. All information on is intended for informational purposes only. The information is not intended to be a replacement or substitute for consultation with a qualified medical professional. Please contact a medical professional with any questions and concerns.