All the delicious flavors of your mama’s homemade stuffing but lightened up! This dish is a REAL treat. A perfect side dish to serve with dinner that the whole family will love, and I can guarantee you, no one will believe that it’s healthy for a second!
We have stumbled upon another winner you guys! I can’t even tell you how much I love this dish. IT IS SO GOOD. This was one of those recipes where my eyes just about popped out of my head the second I first tried it. I am not joking when I say it tastes like Thanksgiving in your mouth! Just like your “typical” stuffing, and don’t tell my mom I said this, but I think I may like my version more… 😂
To lighten this dish up, I opted on sautéing the onions and celery in cooking spray instead of butter. Then as the name suggests, I used spaghetti squash as the base to bulk this bake up as opposed to just using more of the stuffing mix to create the same amount. I add cream cheese and cottage cheese to bring a special delicious creamy, cheesy flavor to this recipe. And even with all these macro hacks, I’m telling y’all – this bake tastes like the real deal!
What You Need
- Spaghetti Squash
- Onions and celery
- Cornbread stuffing
- Cream cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Ranch seasoning – not necessary but I love the flavor it brings!
Why You’ll Love This Dish
- It tastes like the REAL deal. Even better in my opinion, because cheese
- The whole family will love it!
- Super low in fat, especially compared to traditional stuffing recipes
- Packed with protein and fiber
- It is easy to double the recipe if needed for big groups
- Great recipe to meal prep
- It’s flipping amazing. Seriously SO GOOD.
- Spaghetti squash – I thought about using other vegetables when deciding what I was going to use for the base of this dish, but honestly I think spaghetti squash is the best choice here! The texture and flavor of the squash are part of what makes this dish taste so good. I haven’t tried it with anything else, but I think cauliflower rice would be a good substitute if needed.
- Cottage cheese – I like it best with cottage cheese but plain nonfat greek yogurt would work as well
- Corn starch – this helps in thickening the bake. If needed, you could sub with all-purpose flour or arrowroot starch.
- Fat free cream cheese – reduced fat cream cheese or Greek cream cheese would also work!
- Ranch seasoning – this seasoning adds so much flavor and I love using it. If you don’t have any on hand though, you can always sub with a combination of salt, garlic powder and onion powder