Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Now that fall is officially here, and the weather in northern West Virginia is cool and rainy, I've decided to embrace all things comfort food!  HOWEVER, I do think there's balance between naughty and nice when it comes to hearty meals.  This Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe is the perfect example of that!  

Creamy, Cheesy, but also packed full of veggies and lean protein.  If you think about it, it's KIND OF guilt free!  Either way you are going to love this recipe so...

Let's get started!
For this Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash Recipe you're going to need a few simple ingredients:

  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken
  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 10oz Bag of Frozen Broccoli Florets
  • 1 c Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 c Grated Parmesan
  • 1 c Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
To begin you will need to preheat your oven to 425 degrees. 

After that, you'll need to CAREFULLY cut your spaghetti squash and half, lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds and stringy bits with a spoon.

I forgot to take a picture of this, but place the squash, cut-side up, along with the chicken on a baking sheet and drizzle with the oil.

After that, you will combine all the spices into a bowl and season the chicken and the squash.

DO NOT USE ALL THE SEASONING BLEND.  You will need it for the rest of the dish as well.

Now place the squash cut-side down on the baking sheet and ...

Place in the oven for 30 minutes.

While the chicken and squash are roasting you can make the alfredo sauce.

Before you ask, YES you can use jarred sauce, but I'm just not a fan and it is SO easy to make yourself.

Pour the heavy cream into a sauce pan.

Add a tsp of the seasoning blend to the pan as well.
Whisk it all together.

Turn the heat to MEDIUM/HIGH and just when the edges start to bubble...

You will whisk in the grated Parmesan.

Whisk, whisk, whisk until the cheese has melted and the sauce is thick and creamy.

After 30 minutes remove the squash and chicken from the oven.

Place the chicken on the cutting board and...

Let the squash cool for about 10 minutes.

You will need to shred or chop up your chicken.

Then place the steamed broccoli into a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the seasoning.

Pro tip, I buy the steamable bags and nuke them as a time saver!

Next to the bowl add the chopped chicken,

3/4 c Shredded Cheese,

And Alfredo sauce.

The squash should be cool now so take a fork and break up the squash into "pasta" like pieces.

Scoop the shredded squash into the mixing bowl.

Mix the filling together.

OMG...I wish you could experience how good this smell right now.

Now scoop the filling between the two shells of the squash.

Top with the rest off the cheese and pop back into the oven for another 10-15 minutes to let the cheese melt and get bubbly and brown.

And there you have it!  This stunning Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo Stuffed Spaghetti Squash is a little naughty, a little nice, but all delicious.  It's so flavorful and filling you honestly won't that there's no pasta in this dish, and what a great way to get those kiddos to eat their veggies!  I see this being a go-to meal for us this fall season and I know you're family is going to love it too so get in the kitchen and give it a try TONIGHT!

And as always...

Happy Reading, Happy Eating, and Happy Living,
~The Kitchen Wife~


  1. This was sooo delicious. I actually doubled the sauce recipe, because I added mushrooms, onions, peppers, and zucchini (which I sautéed in a little olive oil and butter first). I also doubled the mozzarella cheese as well. I kept the seasoning amount which was perfect. I will definitely be making this again. My husband is on the keto diet so I’m always looking for different recipes, and he absolutely loved this. Thanks

    1. Thank you for sharing and I LOVE those additions! I'm sure it made this recipe even better. Thanks for taking time to make it, and also coming back to comment. :)