Low Calorie High Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

This Low Calorie High Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe is just 277 calories and has over 23 grams of protein per serving! The healthy stuffed butternut squash can be made with ground turkey, chicken, or beef. Any will work in this healthy recipe.

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Everything You’ll Need

  • 1 butternut squash
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey, chicken or beef (nutrition based off turkey)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

Low Calorie High Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Healthy Stuffed Butternut Squash Meal Prep and Storage

Meal Prep – Prepare the stuffed squash and then allow to cool completely. Add single servings to individual containers. 
Frozen – Will hold in the freezer for 1 month
Refrigerated – Will hold in the refrigerator for 5 days.
Reheating – You can reheat individual portions in the microwave for 5 minute (defrosted) 6-7 minutes (frozen). You can also add defrosted squash to the oven at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until warmed through.

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Low Calorie High Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Low Calorie Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash

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This stuffed butternut squash recipe is just 227 calories, and has OVER 23 grams of protein!
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Try out this yummy Fall/Winter recipe for weekend dinners, or holiday gatherings. It's even great prepped and re-heated… making it a wonderful meal prep recipe!
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal



  • 1 butternut squash halved with the seeds removed
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey chicken or beef (nutrition based off turkey)
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon ground sage
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  • Place the cut butternut squash halves on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Spray the cut sides with olive oil, flip so the cut sides are facing down, and bake for 50-60 minutes until tender.
  • Meanwhile, preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Add in the ground meat and brown, then drain and add in the cumin, sage, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  • Mix together, cook until the meat is cooked though, the turn off the heat.
  • When the butternut squash halves are cooked, remove from the oven, and carefully (with oven mitts on) flip the squash halves over.
  • Use a spoon to scoop out a well on the top of the squash (there is a well on the bottom half, just scoop out more so it continues to the top) and add the scooped out squash to the skillet with the browned meat.
  • Mix the meat and the scooped out squash together, then scoop the filling into the butternut squash wells.
  • Spray with olive oil, and bake (cut side up) for 10-15 minutes, until the tops are browned and the filing is hot.
  • Cut the stuffed butternut squashes in half, and serve hot.


Serving: 2cupsCalories: 227kcalCarbohydrates: 16.5gProtein: 23.7gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 2.6gCholesterol: 81mgSodium: 382mgPotassium: 869mgFiber: 2.8gSugar: 3.1gCalcium: 88mgIron: 3mg
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