Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats Recipe

Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats Recipe

How To Make Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats

Filled with delicious turkey taco meat, cheese, and pico de gallo, these Turkey Taco Spaghetti Squash Boats are an amazing way to enjoy spaghetti squash!

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • 72ozspaghetti squash,(3 small)
  • olive oil spray
  • 1lbground turkey,93%
  • 1tspgarlic powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspkosher salt
  • ½tspchili powder
  • ½tsppaprika
  • ½tsporegano
  • ½small onion,minced
  • 2tbspbell pepper,minced
  • ½cupwater
  • 4oztomato sauce,(½ can)
  • ¾cuppart-skim Mexican cheese blend,shredded, omit for Whole 30

For Pico De Gallo:

  • 1cuptomato,chopped
  • ¼cupscallion,chopped
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro,chopped
  • ½jalapeno,minced
  • 2tbspfresh lime juice
  • ¼tspkosher salt


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or two if they don’t fit).

  2. Cut the squash in half lengthwise, and use a spoon to scrape out the seeds and soft yellow strands.

  3. Spray the inside of the squash with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.

  4. Place the squash facedown on the baking sheet and bake for 50 minutes, or until the flesh easily pierces with a fork.

  5. Meanwhile, brown the turkey in a large skillet, breaking it into smaller pieces as it cooks. When no longer pink, add the dry seasoning and mix well.

  6. Add the onion, pepper, water, and tomato sauce, and cover. Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes.

  7. Combine the ingredients for the quick pico de gallo in a medium bowl. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to eat.

  8. Once the squash is cool enough to handle, use a fork to scrape the inside so the strands appear. Spoon a scant ½ cup of meat inside each squash bowl.

  9. Top each with 2 tablespoons of cheese and transfer them to the oven and bake for another 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted.

  10. Remove from the oven, top with pico de gallo, and serve immediately.


  • Calories: 343.94kcal
  • Fat: 18.09g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.78g
  • Trans Fat: 0.27g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.89g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 28.07g
  • Fiber: 6.29g
  • Sugar: 11.44g
  • Protein: 21.88g
  • Cholesterol: 68.99mg
  • Sodium: 700.57mg
  • Calcium: 222.04mg
  • Potassium: 735.39mg
  • Iron: 2.66mg
  • Vitamin A: 111.80µg
  • Vitamin C: 20.18mg
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