Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (Low Carb, THM S)


Lasagna Stuffed Spaghetti Squash (Low Carb, THM S)

Mrs. Katie of Heritage Ways
Spaghetti squash stuffed with all the tasty flavors of lasagna! You won't miss the noodles and neither will your waistline.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings



  • 1 large or 2 small spaghetti squash washed, cut in half lengthwise and pulp removed
  • coconut oil
  • salt


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 lb ground beef preferably grass-fed
  • ½ yellow or sweet onion diced
  • jar pasta sauce with no added sugar 16-24 oz. size may be used, according to desired consistency
  • 1 cup ricotta (may use cottage cheese)
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning herb blend


  • 1 cup mozzarella or Italian blend cheese shredded
  • 1 teaspoon each fresh parsley and basil, chopped optional



  • Grease baking sheet using coconut oil and pastry/kitchen brush or cooking spray. Parchment paper may be used as well. If using aluminum foil, be sure to grease the foil.
  • Cut, clean out squash and sprinkle cut side with salt.
  • Place cut side down on greased sheet and bake at 400F 40 minutes or until fork tender. (How to prepare squash video tutorial is linked to this recipe post.)

Meat Filling

  • While squash is baking, prepare sauce. In Dutch oven on medium-high heat, melt coconut oil then add meat and onions, stirring until cooked through.
  • Add jarred sauce per desired consistency. 16-20 ounces are likely the amount needed.
  • Thoroughly heat filling and keep on low until ready to use.

Cheese Layer

  • Combine ricotta (or cottage cheese), egg and Italian Seasoning Blend.


  • Remove squash from oven. Squash should "shred" easily with a fork. Loosen a bit of the squash from the shell then fill with one layer of meat filling, all of the cheese layer then the remaining meat filling. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Return to oven to bake until cheese melts and is lightly brown, about 15 minutes. Remove and top with fresh herbs.
  • Two large squash halves should provide 4 servings.



  • Coconut oil is a beneficial oil for the body. Using refined coconut oil will reduce the likelihood of having a "coconutty" taste although this taste might not bother many folks. 
  • Options to ground beef are ground chicken, turkey, elk, venison and more.
  • 1 teaspoon dried herbs = 1 tablespoon fresh herbs
Keyword grow your own, heritage ways, lasagna, low carb, low carb lasagna, spaghetti squash, stuffed squash, thm s, trim healthy mama

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