Loaded Spaghetti Squash

This loaded spaghetti squash recipe has all the fixings of a classic baked potato, but with a fraction of the carbs. The pasta-like spaghetti squash is combined with Cheddar cheese, bacon and scallions that melt together in the oven. Top with sour cream and garnish with more scallions and bacon and you have a delicious low-carb side dish ready to go.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


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

  • ¼ cup water

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 cup shredded extra-sharp Cheddar cheese

  • 3 scallions, sliced, divided

  • 2 slices cooked bacon, chopped, divided

  • 6 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  2. Place spaghetti squash halves and water in a microwave-safe dish. Microwave on High, uncovered, until the flesh is tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Use a fork to scrape out the flesh into a large bowl. Stir in salt, pepper, cheese, all but 1 tablespoon scallions, and 1 chopped slice bacon.

  3. Cut each shell halves into 3 pieces and place the pieces on a large baking sheet. Spoon the squash mixture into the shells. Bake until the cheese is melted and the filling is hot, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and top each piece with 1 tablespoon sour cream. Sprinkle with the remaining 1 tablespoon scallions and the remaining bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

175 Calories
10g Fat
17g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1 piece
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 7g 15%
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Vitamin A 616IU 12%
Vitamin C 10mg 11%
Folate 30mcg 7%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Calcium 204mg 16%
Iron 1mg 6%
Magnesium 34mg 8%
Potassium 338mg 7%

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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