Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

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These Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo. #lowcarb #keto #spaghettisquash #spaghettisquashrecipe #glutenfree

These Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo. #lowcarb #keto #whole30 #glutenfree #spaghettisquash #spaghettisquashrecipe
These Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo. They are low-carb, keto, whole30 and gluten-free.
These Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo. #lowcarb #keto #whole30 #glutenfree #spaghettisquash #spaghettisquashrecipe

I wasn't sure how these were going to turn out when I thought about this idea, but I know how amazing my spaghetti squash enchilada boats are so I had a feeling these would be good!  Turns out, they were even better than I could have dreamed, I am now officially hooked. You can easily make this dairy-free or whole30 by omitting the cheese.

I prefer roasted spaghetti squash to any other method when I have the time. It isn't as watery as microwaving or using a slow cooker which is perfect for these boats. A few more ways to enjoy spaghetti squash: try my Spaghetti Squash with Beef Ragu, and this Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Boats.

These Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are my favorite way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo. #lowcarb #keto #whole30 #glutenfree #spaghettisquash #spaghettisquashrecipe

These are my favorite new way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo.
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Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

218.5Cals20Protein16Carbs10Fats
Prep Time: 10mins
Cook Time: 50mins
Total Time: 1hr
Yield: 6servings
COURSE: Dinner
CUISINE: American
These are my favorite new way to eat spaghetti squash! Filled with the most flavorful turkey taco meat, cheese and topped with pico de gallo.

Ingredients

  • 3small spaghetti squash, 24 oz each
  • olive oil spray
  • 1lb93% ground turkey
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • 1/2tspchili powder
  • 1/2tsppaprika
  • 1/2tsporegano
  • 1/2small onion, minced
  • 2tbspbell pepper, minced
  • 1/2cupwater
  • 4ozcanned tomato sauce, 1/2 can
  • 3/4cuppart-skim shredded Mexican cheese blend, omit for W30

For the Pico De Gallo:

  • 1cupchopped tomato
  • 1/4cupchopped scallion
  • 1/4cupchopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2jalapeno, minced
  • 2tablespoonsfresh lime juice
  • 1/4teaspoonkosher salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or two if they don't fit). Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and soft yellow strands. Spray the inside of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper. Place the squash facedown on the baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes or until the flesh easily pierces with a fork.
  • Meanwhile, brown turkey in a large skillet breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks. When no longer pink add dry seasoning and mix well. Add the onion, pepper, water and tomato sauce and cover. Simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
  • Combine the ingredients for the quick pico de gallo in a medium bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to eat.
  • Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the inside so the strands appear. Spoon scant 1/2 cup meat inside each squash bowl. Top each with 2 tbsp cheese and transfer them to the oven and bake another 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted. Remove from the oven, top with pico de gallo and serve immediately!

Nutrition

Serving: 1boat, Calories: 218.5kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 20g, Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 63.5mg, Sodium: 522mg, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 5g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green Smart Points: 4
Purple Smart Points: 4
Points +: 6
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