Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Bake

Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Bake

Packed with veggies and protein! This cheesy kale and mushroom spaghetti squash bake is the perfect combination of flavors for a satisfying, delicious meal!

I am not a huge fan of mushrooms, mostly because of the texture. But mushrooms bring great flavor! I got some mushrooms and kale from a Misfits Market box and I wanted to come up with a great recipe! This is the perfect kale and mushroom recipe if you are looking to put your produce to good use.

I decided I would sauté the mushrooms and combine most of them to a sauce so I could get the flavor throughout the bake! I will explain how I went about this below.

Here is what you will need for this cheesy kale and mushroom spaghetti squash bake:  

  • Fresh kale
  • 1/2 a Red Onion
  • White mushrooms
  • Spaghetti Squash
  • Extra Lean Ground Turkey
  • Chicken broth
  • 2% cottage cheese, I used Breakstone
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Liquid Egg Whites
  • Fresh Thyme

cheesy spaghetti squash bake

To begin, you need to bake the spaghetti squash. Here is how you prepare the spaghetti squash:

  1. Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  2. Poke holes in your squash with a fork
  3. Microwave for 1-2 minutes
  4. Slice the squash in half and scoop out the center and seeds 
  5. Place the squash with the center facing down on a foil lined baking sheet
  6. Spray with cooking spray and bake for 30-45 minutes-it depends how big your squash is
  7. When the squash is done baking, take it out and let it cool
  8. Using a fork, scrape the inside of the squash, it will look like spaghetti strands 
  9. This recipe uses 450 grams of spaghetti squash
  10. If you have left over make this single serving recipe of mine

Once the spaghetti squash is prepared, you can start preparing the rest of the ingredients for the bake! 

cheesy spaghetti squash bake

How to make the cheesy kale and mushroom spaghetti squash bake:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a pan, cook your ground turkey until browned, add to a bowl and set aside
  3. Chop up your onion and mushrooms
  4. Sauté in the pan with cooking spray
  5. While these are cooking, in a large pot, over low heat combine a cup of chicken broth and cottage cheese 
  6. When the veggies are done cooking add half into the cottage cheese sauce, add the parmesan cheese and immersion blend it all
  7. Now add the kale to the other half of the veggies (mushrooms and onions) and cook over low heat until the kale is wilted
  8. Add the kale sauté, ground turkey, prepared spaghetti squash and fresh thyme into the large pot of sauce
  9. Using a rubber spatula, stir and combine 
  10. Now transfer the ingredients into a pot into a large rectangle baking dish (9×13)
  11. In a small bowl add your liquid egg whites and whisk them with a small whisk or fork for 1 minute
  12. Pour the egg whites over top of the bake
  13. Cover and bake for 45 minutes! 
  14. Divide and enjoy! 

This recipe yields 5 large servings!! It is perfect for a meal prep or to enjoy with the whole family. I like to have this for lunch or dinner with a pita on the side, or you can put it over spaghetti or rice for some extra carbs!! 

cheesy spaghetti squash bake

1 serving is 324 grams

248 calories 

4 grams of fat

11.1 grams of carbs

39.9 grams of protein!

A super cheesy kale and mushroom spaghetti squash baked packed with veggies, protein, and deliciousness!! Make it now and tag me!! Full recipe below:

Cheesy Kale and Mushroom Spaghetti Squash Bake

Prep Time 50 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Servings 5
Calories 248 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 78 grams Fresh kale chopped
  • 89 grams Red Onion 1/2
  • 46 grams White mushrooms 4 mushrooms
  • 450 grams Spaghetti Squash 1 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 1 package Extra Lean Ground Turkey 599 grams
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • 230 grams 2% cottage cheese I used Breakstone
  • 10 grams Parmesan Cheese 1 tablespoon
  • 200 grams Liquid Egg Whites
  • 5 sprigs Fresh Thyme

Instructions
 

How to make the spaghetti squash

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees
  • Poke holes in your squash with a fork
  • Microwave for 1-2 minutes
  • Slice the squash in half and scoop out the center and seeds
  • Place the squash with the center facing down on a foil lined baking sheet
  • Spray with cooking spray and bake for 30-45 minutes-it depends how big your squash is
  • When the squash is done baking, take it out and let it cool
  • Using a fork, pull out the inside of the squash, it will look like spaghetti strands
  • This recipe uses 450 grams of spaghetti squash
  • If you have left over make this single serving recipe of mine!

How to prepare the cheesy kale and mushroom bake

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees
  • In a pan, cook your ground turkey until browned, add to a bowl and set aside
  • Chop up your onion and mushrooms
  • Sauté in the pan with cooking spray
  • While these are cooking, in a large pot, over low heat, combine a cup of chicken broth and cottage cheese 
  • When the veggies are done cooking add half into the cottage cheese sauce, add the parmesan cheese and immersion blend
  • Now add the kale to the other half of the veggies (mushrooms and onions) and cook over low heat until the kale is wilted
  • Add the kale saute, ground turkey, prepared spaghetti squash and fresh thyme into the large pot of sauce
  • Using a rubber spatula stir and combine 
  • Now transfer the ingredients into a pot into a large rectangle baking dish (9x13)
  • In a small bowl add your liquid egg whites and whisk with a small whisk or fork for 1 minute
  • Pour the egg whites over top of the bake
  • Cover and bake for 45 minutes! 
  • Divide and enjoy! 

Notes

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 324 grams
Servings Per Container 1

Amount Per Serving
Calories 248 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 0.8g 4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 5.9mg 2%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 11.1g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2.8g 11%
Sugars 4.5g
Protein 39.9g 80%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

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