Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


Enjoy the classic flavors of Buffalo chicken wings in a healthier way. Spooned into spaghetti squash boats and topped with blue cheese, this lighter version is just as tasty as the real deal but it will actually make you crave your veggies.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
1 hr 10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 pounds), halved lengthwise and seeded

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¾ cup diced carrot (1 medium)

  • ¾ cup diced celery (2 ribs)

  • ¾ cup diced onion (1 small)

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded

  • 4 ounces Neufchâtel cheese

  • ¼ cup hot sauce, such as Frank's RedHot

  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

  • ¼ teaspoon celery seeds

  • ¼ cup crumbled blue cheese (2 ounces)

  • ¼ cup sliced scallions


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Place squash, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet; bake until tender, 35 to 45 minutes. Turn the squash halves over. When cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape out the strands of flesh. Set the squash and the squash shells aside. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add carrot, celery, onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Reduce heat to low. Stir in chicken, Neufchâtel, hot sauce, milk and celery seeds and cook, stirring, until the cheese is completely melted and the ingredients are combined, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the reserved squash and toss to combine.

  4. Divide the chicken mixture between the squash halves. Place on a baking sheet and bake, uncovered, until heated through, about 20 minutes. To serve, cut each squash half in half crosswise. Sprinkle each serving with 1 tablespoon blue cheese and 1 tablespoon scallions.


Nutrition Facts (per serving)

441 Calories
18g Fat
27g Carbs
43g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 spaghetti squash quarter with 1 3/4 cups filling
Calories 441
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 12g
Protein 43g 86%
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 125mg 42%
Vitamin A 4851IU 97%
Vitamin C 26mg 29%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 741mg 32%
Calcium 205mg 16%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 82mg 19%
Potassium 925mg 20%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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