Creamy enough to be comfort food but healthy enough for a weeknight dinner, this BBQ chicken and spaghetti squash casserole is a delicious cold-weather season dish!
I can’t take credit for this genius recipe idea, as I adapted it from Food Faith Fitness. If you haven’t checked out her blog yet, I highly recommend it as she has so many delicious, healthy recipes that I guarantee you’ll love. I especially am in awe of her inventive overnight oats recipes!
For this recipe, I made a few tweaks based on mine and Bry’s taste preferences. I also doubled the recipe as a serving size for Bry is two or three times larger than the average person. Other changes included ratio of BBQ sauce to Greek yogurt, adding flavorings to the chicken while it’s poaching, decreasing the onions, adding in some mozzarella cheese and using pulsed oats in place of panko bread crumbs.
I was never a huge spaghetti squash fan, as I’d always had it prepared as an alternative to spaghetti noodles. I don’t care what anyone says, spaghetti squash does not equal spaghetti noodles. But once I started experimenting with other recipes I came to love spaghetti squash as an ingredient. This casserole is super filling and creamy, while also giving you a hefty dose of good nutrition. It also is a great food prep meal, as it can be made a day or two in advance.
By the way happy Friday! I’m sure many of you are either getting ready to travel or are preparing the house for guests. I know Bry and I will be spending a good amount of time scrubbing down the apartment as next week will be the first time his mom and step-dad have seen our new place. I’m also nerdily excited as a brand new, humongous Whole Foods just opened up about two blocks from our apartment so you can bet I’ll be spending a lot of time exploring all the new options (including a 100 lb cheese tower!).
I’m Kelli MS, RD, and my mission is to prove that eating healthier doesn’t have to be complicated or restrictive. Follow along to learn more about food and cooking, with an emphasis on breakfast and sweet treats!
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