Fully Loaded Spaghetti Squash Boats

Kyra Williams

by | Updated: August 19th, 2019 | Read time: 1 minute

This is one of those dishes you’ll wish you would have tried sooner. A scooped-out squash makes a great vessel for wholesome ingredients such as grilled chicken, bacon and – of course – the rest of the spaghetti squash! Paleo and keto friendly, these minimal-fuss, maximum-flavor boats will sail right into your collection of recipe favorites. All aboard for a memorable meal!

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Fully Loaded Spaghetti Squash Boats

Total Time 1 hour
Servings 2
Calories 901 kcal
Author Kyra Williams

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Using a fork, poke 20 deep holes into the squash. Bake 45 minutes. Let cool; cut lengthwise and scoop out seeds.
  3. In pan over medium-high heat, cook bacon about 4 minutes per side; reserve. Remove all but 1 tablespoon of bacon fat from pan.
  4. In same pan, cook chicken in bacon fat. Season with onion powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  5. Roughly chop bacon and chicken.
  6. Without compromising the outer shell, remove all spaghetti squash. In large bowl, mix together squash, chicken and bacon. Scoop mixture back into shell; garnish with green onion.

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Nutrition Facts
Fully Loaded Spaghetti Squash Boats
Amount Per Serving
Calories 901 Calories from Fat 486
% Daily Value*
Fat 54g83%
Saturated Fat 17g85%
Cholesterol 220mg73%
Sodium 2055mg86%
Potassium 1639mg47%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 8g32%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 66g132%
Vitamin A 689IU14%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 143mg14%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Kyra Williams

Kyra Williams hasn’t always been fit. She used to be quite the opposite, in fact. During her college years, she lived on pizza and beer and packed on an unhealthy amount of pounds, due to total inactivity. One day, something clicked, and Kyra knew it was time to lose the weight. Since that time, she’s fallen so in love with fitness that she’s made it her life’s work to help others to make the changes they need to become fit, active and healthy. Kyra is a self-employed, NASM-certified online personal trainer and nutrition expert, Crossfit Level One Trainer, USA Weightlifting and USA Powerlifting Coach, and she’s helped women all over the world through her online training services and training programs. For more info or to connect with Kyra, visit http://kyrawilliamsfitness.com/.