Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

This Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe is just 277 calories and has over 23 grams of protein per serving!

The healthy recipe for stuffed butternut squash can be made with ground turkey, chicken, or beef… Any will work in this wonderful baked butternut squash recipe!

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

You can change the stuffing for butternut squash up each time you make this yummy recipe.

Start by making the stuffed butternut squash with ground beef one week, and try it with turkey the next week.

This Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe is just 277 calories and has over 23 grams of protein!

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

This article will supply you with everything you’ll need to make recipes fro stuffed butternut squash.

From a shopping list, to a printable recipe card. You’ll find low calorie tips and tricks for baking butternut squash, a nutrition label, and more.

You can find more Low Calorie Healthy Butternut Squash Recipes in this Best Selling Cookbook!

To make this this stuffed butternut squash ground beef, turkey or chicken recipe easy, we’ve supplied you with the following helpful sections.

You can read through them for helpful tips and tricks… or skip ahead to the recipe card.

What You’ll Find in this Article:

  • Ingredients for Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipes (shopping list!)
  • How to Cook Butternut Squash Boats
  • Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe (recipe card!)
  • Nutrition and Calories in Roasted Butternut Squash Healthy Recipes

Helpful Tip for Shopping: Take a screenshot of the shopping list to your phone. This way you have it at your fingertips the next time you go grocery shopping.

Recipe Card Uses: You can email yourself this recipe card so you can easily search for it (I have a folder in email just for recipes!) Or print it so you have it handy, and can make notes. You can even pin this healthy stuffed butternut squash ground turkey recipe to Pintrest so it is safely stored for you.

Up next, a shopping list for roasting butternut squash, plus low calorie tips and tricks!

Ingredients for Roasted Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipes

We used a few tips and tricks for low calorie cooking to make these butternut squash main dish recipes low calorie and healthy.

You can use these tips in all your favorite recipes for butternut squash!

Low Calorie Tips for Recipes with Butternut Squash:

  • Olive oil spray… To save 100’s of calories and lot’s of fat in this butternut squash roasted recipe, we use olive oil spray instead of a pad of butter or heavy drizzle of olive oil.
  • Lots of Herbs… Pack in the flavor with zero calorie herbs and spices! With sage, cumin and a light kick of chili powder, this ground beef stuffed butternut squash will taste amazing without adding any calories!
  • Add back the Squash… You can skip cheese when you add the roasted butternut squash to the filling. It will help hold the stuffing together without adding calories!
Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Shopping List for Baked Stuffed Butternut Squash:

  • Butternut squash 
  • Olive oil spray
  • Lean ground turkey, chicken or beef (nutrition based off turkey)
  • Ground cumin
  • Sage
  • Chili powder
  • Salt and pepper

Special Tip: You can find all the measurements in the recipe card below. There you can choose how many servings of this stuffed butternut squash in oven you want to make, and it will do all the measurement math for you! All of the ingredients for butternut squash baked recipes can be doubled or tripled with the click of a button.

Up next, how to make roasted butternut squash stuffed with meat…

How to Cook Butternut Squash Boats

Make this butternut squash recipes, dinner main course ahead of time for easy meal prep.

Meal Prep Tips for Butternut Squash Boats:

  1. Cook the butternut squash and the filling.
  2. Fill the butternut squash and then cover with foil or plastic wrap.
  3. Freeze in a gallon freezer bag, and reheat in the oven… Or store in the fridge and pop in the oven tomorrow night.
Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

How to Make Butternut Squash Main Course Recipes:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with foil.
  2. Place the cut butternut squash halves on the prepared baking sheet.
  3. Spray the cut sides with olive oil, flip so the cut sides are facing down, and bake for 50-60 minutes until tender.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add in the ground meat and brown, then drain and add in the cumin, sage, chili powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Mix together, cook until the meat is cooked though, the turn off the heat.
  7. When the butternut squash halves are cooked, remove from the oven, and carefully (with oven mitts on) flip the squash halves over.
  8. 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.
  9. Mix the meat and the scooped out squash together, then scoop the filling into the butternut squash wells.
  10. Spray with olive oil, and bake (cut side up) for 10-15 minutes, until the tops are browned and the filing is hot.
  11. Cut the stuffed butternut squashes in half, and serve hot.

Special Tip: You can find these directions, along with measurements, nutrition and more in the sharable recipe card in the next section!

Up next, a sharable recipe card for the best stuffed butternut squash recipe…

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

This healthy recipe for stuffed butternut squash is packed full of flavor and protein… and it makes a great meal prep dinner (see above for tips).

Meant to be a main course, these stuffed butternut squash boats are great for dinner, and for small holiday gatherings.

Protein Stuffed Butternut Squash Recipe

Healthy Recipe for Stuffed Butternut Squash

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This stuffed butternut squash recipe is just 227 calories, and has OVER 23 grams of protein!
You can make these roasted stuffed butternut squash halves with ground turkey, chicken or beef.
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 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 227 kcal

Equipment

  • Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 1 butternut squash halved with the seeds removed
  • Olive oil spray
  • 1 pound lean ground turkey chicken or beef (nutrition based off turkey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground sage
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

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