Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole – Bariatric Recipes

Steph Wagner

November 2, 2013

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole – Bariatric Recipes


In the world of squash there are varying degrees of “starchy-ness.”

Least starchy- zucchini, yellow

Moderate- spaghetti

Most starchy- butternut & acorn

Thus, I traditionally use zucchini and yellow squash in my cooking. I use thinly sliced zucchini squash for a No Noodle Lasagna. It’s delicious.…

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Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole - Bariatric Recipes

Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Italian, Oven Baked
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Steph Wagner
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  • 1 small spaghetti squash yields about 3 cups cooked squash
  • 1 lb 93% lean ground beef
  • 2 cups low sugar marinara sauce
  • 1 cup low fat cottage cheese or ricotta cheese
  • 8 tbsp reduced fat grated parmesan cheese


  • Heat oven to 350. Cut squash in half and scoop out seeds and fibers. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over the squash. Bake in oven for about 45 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, brown ground beef, drain and add marinara sauce. In a 13x9 inch baking pan, spread 1/2 the sauce in the bottom.
  • Remove squash from oven, let cool. Shred with a fork- should shred in the consistency of spaghetti noodles. Layer on top of meat sauce. Add cottage cheese, and parmesan cheese.
  • Add another layer of meat sauce and squash. Shred mozzarella over top. Bake for 20 minutes.


*Serving sizes on the recipes are not necessarily "bariatric sized" portions but are "traditional" portion sizes.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 735mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 572IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole - Bariatric Recipes
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 222 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 50mg17%
Sodium 735mg32%
Potassium 778mg22%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 572IU11%
Vitamin C 9mg11%
Calcium 131mg13%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

6 thoughts on “Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Casserole – Bariatric Recipes”

  1. I have only steamed mine. I feel like it I roast it I have a chance of adding more flavor. I have a load of fresh basil So I’m thinking Italian food all day long. ha Maybe some pesto chicken mmmm

  2. Before there was Mr. W, there was Mr. B (which is a family joke because DH and I have our own last names!). Now Mr. B makes me super sweet fake spaghetti by shredding a large onion into strings and sautéing it! A good translucent onion is sweeter than pasta and I can have a high pile of this with veggie meatballs. Sweet Mr. B!

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