Spinach Artichoke Chicken Spaghetti Squash + More Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipes

Feb 18 2021
One of the best things about cooking up a whole spaghetti squash? You're left with several servings of ready-to-eat veggie noodles! Use those veggie noodles for this make-ahead meal, inspired by the classic restaurant dip...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Spinach Artichoke Chicken Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Print Spinach Artichoke Chicken Spaghetti Squash Print

1/5th of recipe (about 1 1/2 cups): 279 calories, 11g total fat (5.5g sat. fat), 674mg sodium, 18.5g carbs, 5g fiber, 6.5g sugars, 28g protein

Click for WW Points® value*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 55 minutes


1 spaghetti squash (about 4 lbs.)

1/4 tsp. each salt and black pepper

4 cups roughly chopped spinach

1 tbsp. chopped garlic

One 14-oz. can (about 1 1/2 cups) artichoke hearts, drained and chopped

12 oz. cooked and chopped skinless chicken breast

3/4 cup light/reduced-fat cream cheese

2 1/2 tbsp. grated Parmesan cheese


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Pierce squash a few times with a fork or knife. Microwave for 6 minutes, until soft enough to cut. Halve lengthwise. Scoop out and discard seeds.

Fill a large baking pan with 1/2 inch water. Add squash halves, cut sides down. Bake until tender, about 40 minutes.

Once cool enough to handle, scrape out squash strands with a fork. Drain in a strainer to remove excess moisture. Transfer 5 cups to a large bowl. (Reserve any extra squash for another time.) Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover to keep warm.

Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add spinach and garlic. Cook until spinach has wilted, about 2 minutes. Reduce heat to medium low. Add remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until cheese has melted and coated veggies and chicken, about 3 minutes.

Add skillet contents to the bowl of spaghetti squash, and mix well.


HG Alternative: Cook your spaghetti squash in the microwave or slow cooker — click for info! And for easy ways to cook up a big batch of chicken, click right here.

New Hungry Girl Podcast!

The Vaccine Q&A with Dr. Steve Episode

I had SO many questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. And when I asked members of the HG community on Facebook, they had even MORE questions. On this very special episode, I turned to my friend, infectious disease specialist Dr. Steve Threlkeld to address topics like…

How long does the vaccine last?
Can I still carry the virus after getting the vaccine?
When will life get back to normal?
… and so much more.

Listen here or on your phone’s podcast app!

Chew on this:

It's February 18th, which is National Drink Wine Day. Why not have a glass? An average 5-oz. pour has around 120 calories, and red wine has bonus antioxidants.

Help your buddies plan their meals for next week. Click "Send to a Friend" now.


We may receive affiliate compensation from some of these links. Prices and availability are subject to change.

We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

*The WW Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the Points® trademark.

Questions on the WW Points® values listed? Click here.

Hungry Girl provides general information about food and lifestyle. This information and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Click here for more information.