Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Say hello to this easy recipe for Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! This creamy and flavorful stuffed spaghetti squash tastes exactly like jalapeno poppers, everyones favorite appetizer! Packed with cheese, bacon, and of course jalapenos this spaghetti squash recipe is perfect as a low-carb meal.

Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash on a sheet pan.

I really think that you should make my Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash recipe for dinner tonight. My husband said this is one of the best things I’ve ever made, so I know it’ll be a hit (he’s the best food judge) – it’s super creamy, has great flavors and the perfect amount of spice! (Double up on the jalapeno by serving it with these Skinny Jalapeno Watermelon Margaritas I saw the other day!)

I’m always creating new recipes so it’s so unlikely for me to make the same meals more than once a month, however, I’m already planning on making this again next week. It was THAT good I can see this becoming part of my regular recipe rotation.

Close up of a Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash.

Can I substitute anything for the bacon to make this stuffed spaghetti squash recipe vegetarian?

You can just leave the bacon out for a vegetarian version of this dish, though you’ll need to make sure your cheese is vegetarian too, and that you’re careful with the seasoning as bacon always adds a bit more saltiness to a dish.

If you simply don’t eat pork, turkey bacon works well here, too.

Can I use a different type of cheese instead?

Yes! If you don’t have cheddar to hand any sharp cheese that grates and melts well will work in this recipe.

Can I substitue jarred for the fresh jalapenos?

You can, but it will make the recipe taste a little different. Fresh jalapenos will keep a little crunch and pepper flavor, while jarred jalapenos will add a pickle flavor to your stuffed spaghetti squash.

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Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash


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Say hello to this easy recipe for Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Spaghetti Squash! This creamy and flavorful stuffed spaghetti squash tastes exactly like jalapeno poppers, everyones favorite appetizer! Packed with cheese, bacon, and of course jalapenos this spaghetti squash recipe is perfect as a low-carb meal.


Ingredients

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  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped with the seeds still in (plus extra for garnish)
  • 3 strips of bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt or sour cream
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 3 tbsp green onion, sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and remove all of the seeds. Season with olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  3. Roast face down on a baking sheet for 30-35 minutes, or until tender, depending on how large the spaghetti squash is.
  4. While the spaghetti squash is baking, combine the cream cheese, 2 tbsp cheddar cheese, greek yogurt or sour cream, jalapeno, and most of the chopped bacon (reserve the rest for topping), chili powder, garlic powder, and salt and pepper.
  5. When the spaghetti squash is done roasting, loosen up and fluff the strands with a fork. Divide the cream cheese/jalapeño mixture evenly in each half of spaghetti squash. Pull the strands again to mix everything together.
  6. Top with the rest of the chopped bacon and 2 tbsp shredded cheddar cheese. You can also add a few more jalapeño slices, if you like things spicy! Bake for another 8-10 minutes.
  7. Top with chopped green onion. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

If you’re having trouble cutting the spaghetti squash pierce it a few times with a knife (for ventilation) and microwave it for 3-5 minutes to soften!

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dinner

 

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    Lauren obrien

    5 stars
    This squash is a weekly favorite in our house!!! Kids also like if i make Less spicy!

    Mary

    5 stars
    my first Time cooking spaghetti squash, and it was delicious! very creamy and good, but still felt like i was eating healthy

    definitely recommend the trick of microwaving the squash to make it easier to cut.

    StePhanie

    5 stars
    I finally made this last Night for the first tImE aNd it was absolutely fantastic! The recipe was Easy to follow, and alL the ingredients and flavors came together beauTifully! I cannot wait to Make thIs again, as it will surely be a staple!