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Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Bake from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)
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5 from 15 votes

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan Bake

Imagine your fav chicken parm bake but with spaghetti squash! It's a spin on one of my favorite quick and easy weeknight meals.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Author: Gaby Dalkin


  • 1 medium spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
  • kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan
  • 1 ball burrata cheese
  • fresh basil or oregano to garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees F.  
  • Place the prepped spaghetti squash on a baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper and roast until fork tender and easily shreddable, about 45-60 minutes. Remove and carefully shred the squash and transfer to a bowl
  • Heat the oil in a large nonstick cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the ground chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the onions are golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from the heat and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the spaghetti squash, marinara sauce and red pepper flakes to the skillet with the chicken mixture and stir to combine. Add the parmesan and stir.
  • Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Bake on the top oven rack until hot and bubbling and the cheese turns golden, about 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Add burrata on top. And season with salt and pepper as needed. Garnish with fresh herbs and serve


The spaghetti squash acts exactly like a pasta and absorbs the flavors of the chicken parmesan mixture perfectly. Everything gets baked into a skillet or casserole dish and topped with cheese. You can even go so far as to serve it with burrata if you want to be extra decadent!


Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 0.05g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 714mg | Potassium: 875mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 789IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 2mg