Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash

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Some days, I’m too busy or too lazy to make lunch for myself and I end up eating a protein bar. Other days, lunch is my favorite meal because I am at home alone and I can cook whatever I want! This recipe is a combination of two of my favorites: spaghetti squash and fettuccine alfredo. The recipe below is for an easy, quick alfredo sauce made in a skillet and then the cooked spaghetti squash and chicken are added before serving.

Easy Alfredo Sauce

Start by cooking your spaghetti squash. I made mine in the microwave like this How To Cook Spaghetti Squash In The Microwave. To make the sauce, melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sage and cook for about one minute.

Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Stir in the flour and cook for about 1 minute, stirring constantly.

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Whisk in the chicken broth and then the cream. Stir in the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until smooth.

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Add the cooked spaghetti squash and the cooked, shredded chicken. (I used part of a rotisserie chicken.)

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Taste the chicken alfredo spaghetti squash. Then, season with salt, pepper and parsley. I love making this recipe for lunch and I save the leftovers for the next day. If I don’t have any chicken on hand, I make it without and it is still so delicious!

Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti Squash
 
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Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
Ingredients
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced (2 cloves)
  • 2 tsp sage
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup half and half (also known as half cream)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, cubed
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 2½ cups spaghetti squash, cooked
  • Salt, pepper and parsley, to taste
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and sage and cook for about one minute.
  3. Stir in the flour and cook for about one minute, stirring constantly.
  4. Whisk in the chicken broth and then the half and half.
  5. Stir in the cream cheese and Parmesan cheese until smooth.
  6. Add the cooked spaghetti squash and the cooked, shredded chicken. Cook until heated through.
  7. Taste the chicken alfredo spaghetti squash. Then, season with salt, pepper and parsley.

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Comments

  1. Nicole says

    Just made this for lunch, it was amazing! I’ve been feeling deprived lately since trying to eat healthier after delivering baby #3, and this really hit the spot! Not that butter and cream cheese are exactly health foods, but I don’t feel as bad as if I ate a heaping plate of pasta! Definitely my new favorite way to eat spaghetti squash…. And I was literally licking the sauce off the whisk! Delicious!

    • Kyla says

      Research the ketogenic way of eating. Natural cream and butter are great for you 🙂 if you are eating the right other foods. Otherwise your body processes them incorrectly and they can be bad for you…but everything you ingest is bad for you because your body is not processing things correctly 🙂

  2. Alyssa says

    Saw the photo and my mouth started watering!! I made it for dinner tonight and it was so yummy without the guilt of lots of carbs and calories from pasta! Thanks so much for making and sharing this recipe!

    • says

      Hi Carol! This is not a low carb website but you would definitely be eating less carbs is you use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. Thanks for stopping by! ~Tonia

  3. Jackie says

    I want to try this, but I’m a Ketogenic dieter: LCHF, so I can’t use flour! Is there a substitute you can recommend for the flour? Thanks.

    • Karol M. says

      The flour is to make a roux (flour + butter) to thicken up the sauce. You can find a classic Alfredo recipe that doesn’t use any flour at all.

    • Genevieve Jordan says

      Almond flour would probably work. I’m also a keto dieter and I think I’m going to try this as a substitute – yum!

  4. says

    I just ate a whole lot of spaghetti (the flour kind) alfredo … sooo guilty about it. Your spaghetti squash alfredo recipe is heaven sent.

  5. Lorry says

    We made this today and it was absolutely fabulous!
    All of the flavors married each other and it was so delicious.
    My kids thought I actually used spaghetti noodles, so it was a great way to get some vegetables into them! 😉

  6. Andrea says

    This was AMAZING just as written!!! Very flavorful and satisfying. It will be a regular on the menu in my home. Thank you!!!

  7. Ashlee says

    I never comment on these type of thing but I have to say I literally made this how it was posted and this was sooooo amazing

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