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.

Lauren Grant
Source: EatingWell.com, September 2018


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Recipe Summary

10 mins
1 hr 10 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

441 calories; protein 42.9g; carbohydrates 27.1g; dietary fiber 5.8g; sugars 12g; fat 17.8g; saturated fat 7.2g; cholesterol 124.5mg; vitamin a iu 4851.3IU; vitamin c 26.1mg; folate 57.4mcg; calcium 204.8mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 81.6mg; potassium 925.3mg; sodium 740.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
I love spaghetti squash and am always looking for new recipes. This one is a keeper! The only thing I changed was cooking the spaghetti squash whole in the slow cooker then I cut and scoop seeds. I'm trying to eat more veggies and this is a great way to do it. Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Buffalo chicken dip is one of our favorite things. This helped us get that fix in a healthy and delicious way. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
It's absolutely delicious! My husband is a buffalo wing lover and this is a delicious healthy alternative! He can't say enough about this dish - one of his favorites! I have microwaved chicken and shredded and used a rotisserie chicken - both came out just as good! If presentation isn't a huge deal for someone I recommend putting in a 13" x 9" glass baking dish -didn't even require greasing the pan and it came out beautifully! I would consider this a casserole type of meal to bring to a party or event - it is THAT GOOD! I also save the seeds from the spaghetti squash and bake them like pumpkin seeds - my family loves them! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is my first Spaghetti Squash!! Boy is this a home run will be making this again. Followed the recipe but for the green onions as the garnish. (I forgot to buy). I used per-cooked sliced chicken from Trader Joe's. The filling goes together pretty quick I (almost) omitted the carrots because I am not crazy about cooked carrots But boy am I glad I left them in I also just used a full onion because I did not want the unused onion seating around. I baked the squash because I read in another recipe that you get a richer flavor and I am so glad I did. Because of this "one recipe" I will be trying a lot more recipes for Spaghetti squash for "Eating-Well". And Filling Flavorful and you are not lacking in any flavor very tasty. Hard to believe you are eating something good for you "Squash" Wow! never dreamed! Next batch I will make sure I get the green onions I think they would go will with the blue cheese and the sauce. 10 stars! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was amazing. Followed the recipe exactly. Luckily had all the ingredients on hand. Definitely comfort food. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Definitely a keeper! Excellent and only 27 carbs. Read More