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Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Lightened-up spinach artichoke dip stuffed in spaghetti squash boats with mozzarella and Parmesan cheeses.

Ingredients

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  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 4-5 pounds), halved lengthwise
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ¾ teaspoon coarse salt, divided
  • 6-ounces plain Greek yogurt
  • 4-ounces cream cheese (low fat or regular)
  • 1 cup bagged frozen spinach, slightly thawed*
  • 12-ounce jar marinated artichoke hearts, drained and roughly chopped
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1-1 ½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Pinch crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place spaghetti squash halves face down in a casserole dish. Pour about an inch of water into the bottom of the casserole dish. Bake 45-60 minutes, until squash is fork tender. Remove squash from the oven and allow to slightly cool. Drain remaining water from the casserole dish and flip squash over so the inside is facing up. Shred the spaghetti squash using a fork. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with about ¼ teaspoon salt onto both halves.
  3. In a bowl, mix together Greek yogurt, cream cheese, spinach, artichoke hearts, Parmesan, ½ cup mozzarella, garlic, remaining ¼ - ½ teaspoon salt, ground black pepper and red pepper flakes (if using). Spoon mixture into the spaghetti squash halves. Top with remaining mozzarella cheese.
  4. Bake for 10 minutes, then broil on low for 3-5 minutes, until cheese is melted and bubbly. Top with chopped parsley.

Notes

Cooking Tip: If using the boxed frozen spinach, be sure to wring it out using kitchen towels before adding it to the cream cheese mixture.

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Keywords: easy, healthy, vegetarian, oven, seasonal, fall