Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

By J Kate

With only 5 simple ingredients and 5.5g carbs, who wouldn’t love this luscious lasagna? Just 10 minutes in the oven and it’s on your table piping hot.

Spaghetti Squash Lasagna
Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti squash

  • 2 lbs browned ground beef (lean)

  • 2 cups spaghetti sauce

  • 3 cups cottage cheese

  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions
  1. Place cooked spaghetti squash strands in casserole dish.

  2. Layer each remaining ingredient in the dish.

  3. Sprinkle cheese on top.

  4. Place in oven for 5-10 minutes until cheese is melted and lasagna is hot all the way through.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
12
Calories
254.9
Total Fat
15.9 g
Cholesterol
60.5 mg
Sodium
306.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate
5.5 g
Dietary Fiber
1.0 g
Protein
21.4 g

casserole vegetables ultra-low-carb main dish

16 replies

Circle K
Circle K 2014-10-05 17:37:54 -0500 Report

My husband and I have tried this tonight. Only problem it turned out to be more like a soup. Not sure what we did wrong. Also would appreciate to know what the degree to put the oven on when cooking. Also should the cottage cheese be at room temperature or does it matter?
Thank you Pat

evaziem
evaziem 2014-06-14 16:20:00 -0500 Report

I used to love spaghetti squash. Now I think it may be too starchy…
A little risky…
It would work without the squash.

ohneclue
ohneclue 2013-09-12 11:07:56 -0500 Report

Kay-M, A woman after my own heart!! When something sounds too high or calculation is off, I do the same thing. But when I put all the ingredients into Excel and add values from USDA SR24, I get a total of 3841 mg Na /12 = 320 which seems pretty close to me.
If I switch to "no Na added" spaghetti/marinara or how about make your own out of fresh tomatoes or tomato paste (no Na there and TONS of K) and no sodium added cottage cheese, I get 1275 mg Na /12 = 106 which can be substantial for some but just fine for others.
When I add up the potassium (K) in the recipe as is, I get 5215 mg/12 = 435 which will help a lot with the Na.
One of the major parts of ANY diabetic diet is to control portions. I would cut the cottage cheese by 1/3 and maybe reduce the cheddar by half as well. I'mjust not that cheesy.
The fake cheeses are not a good food choice in my opinion so I never include them to just lower any specific nutrient. But Na is in dairy because it is really designed to feed the calves and they need Na whereas us adult diabetics don't need so much.
You're right — make the piece of pie into 1/16th of the pie and you get a different number entirely especially for the sugar, for example
The problem is as we age and don't really need or use 1200-1500-2000 calories a day, these smaller portions ARE what we should eat and then pile on the salad on the rest of the plate to round out the meal. Half of the plate should be veggies anyway.

Grandmama16
Grandmama16 2013-08-24 14:18:35 -0500 Report

I hope I can substitute another squash I already have used half of for this. It's an orange one, can't think of the name. Are squash all good carbs?

Kay-M
Kay-M 2013-04-12 10:50:40 -0500 Report

The recipe says it serves 12 people. Any recipe can be made diabetic friendly if the servings are small enough! How could anyone be satisfied with such small potions? Also, spag sauce, cottage cheese and cheddar cheese are loaded with sodium. When I entered this recipe into a trusted program to analyze it, the sodium per serving was at least double what you have posted.

I may try this, but I will make several changes.

Tattoolady36
Tattoolady36 2013-04-02 19:58:05 -0500 Report

Very satisfying !! My whole family loved it :)
Glad to have a lasagna we all can enjoy without
Worrying too much about carbs and a hidden veggie too

i_love_healthiness15
i_love_healthiness15 2013-03-26 11:21:44 -0500 Report

I made this last night and once again, the recipes on here have not failed me! : )My family loved it, my dad couldn't stop going back for more. I actually served it with Califlower "Breadsticks". It went together very well =) Oh, plus I made it with lean ground turkey and low-skim mozzarella cheese instead, and it still came out great,if I do say so myself ;)

JSJB
JSJB 2012-04-18 14:07:52 -0500 Report

Before I planted spaghetti squach my wife bought one. It didn't have much taste so I put some of her sauce on it and wasn't too bad. My grandaughter use a regular fork to scrape it out and it was two stringy. So no spaghetti squach in the garden will build a trellis for her pole beans.

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2012-04-06 11:36:13 -0500 Report

Ground eange fed bison is another good, lower fat & higher Omega 3, choice. Safeway carries it one pound prepackaged.