Baked Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan and Target Gift Card Giveaway

With summer around the corner, I already have gardening on my mind.ย  I absolutely love being able to walk out our back door and go pick fresh veggies, fruit and herbs from our own yard. Nothing is more homestyle to me than fresh veggies to cook with, especially those from your own garden!

For as long as I can remember, we have always had a garden at our home. When my husband and I lived in our first apartment, we were lucky enough to have a balcony that we could do a small container garden in and we even ventured into the wooded lot behind our house to plant a “secret” garden. As we moved into our first and second homes, we planted larger gardens with great success. The first year at our current home, we planted spaghetti squash on a whim and we could not believe how many we grew. We were BURIED in them. They lined every counter top and we couldn’t give enough away. With this amazing surplus, we had to get creative in ways to use them. We loved the versatility of being able to use them in place of pasta and one of our favorite go to recipes is a baked spaghetti squash chicken parmesan.

Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parm

The baked spaghetti squash chicken parmesan recipe is easy, healthy and a true homestyle recipe, and Ragu’s new Homestyle sauces are the perfect complement to make this meal over-the-top delicious. Nothing evokes the feelings of homestyle like a pasta-esque meal and using veggies from your own garden. This recipe is perfect for summertime, as it’s low calorie, quick to make, yet satisfying and filling. Every time that I make this recipe, it brings me back to the first summer in our home. That summer was spent working non-stop on making our house a home. I always love a meal that brings you back to a prior time and place, and this one does just that. It was before having either of our beautiful kiddos and it amazes me how much has changed in just a few short years.

For this recipe I used the new Ragu Homestyle pasta sauce because it has a made-from-scratch flavor that my family craves and loves. Unlike other jarred pasta sauces, this one needs no doctoring to increase the flavor. Just simply heat and pour! Easy peasy.

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Homestyle Baked Spaghetti Squash Chicken Parmesan
A simple, savory and healthy variation of a classic dish.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F. Combine bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder in a shallow dish. Dip chicken in egg, then crumb mixture, turning to coat each side.
  2. Arrange chicken on a baking dish. Bake 20 minute or until thoroughly cooked (165 F internal temperature).
  3. While chicken is baking prepare squash by piercing squash with knife 5 or 6 times. Arrange squash on paper towel in microwave and microwave on high for 15 minutes or until soft. Turn over halfway through cooking.
  4. Cut in half, remove and discard seeds. With a fork, gently scrape squash to pull apart spaghetti-like strands (keep in squash shell).
  5. Once chicken is done cooking, place one baked breaded chicken breast on each spaghetti squash halve. Turn broiler on high.
  6. Pour 1/2 cup of warmed Ragu Homestyle Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce over chicken and squash. Sprinkle 1/4 shredded mozzarella on each halve.
  7. Broil until cheese is bubbly and browned. Garnish with parmesan cheese.
Recipe Notes

[recipe]Tip: For a vegetarian option, try substituting eggplant for the chicken.

Also, there are various ways in which to prepare spaghetti squash. If you have a pressure cooker (my preferred method), you can cook it easily. For easy to follow steps, refer here. To bake in the oven, please refer to these tips and directions from the kitchn.

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If you’ve given this recipe a try, let me know what you think! I hope enjoy as much as our family does!

By | 2016-11-16T13:52:18+00:00 May 14th, 2016|food|124 Comments

124 Comments

  1. Linda Renslear May 14, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Looks good.

  2. SunnyDaysNora May 14, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    I love having a big garden! I’ve yet to try growing spaghetti squash, though. Your dish looks great! I’d like to try the Thick and Hearty Four Cheese Sauce

  3. Mereditb May 14, 2016 at 1:34 pm

    I will have to try this new sauce, sounds interesting and good for when I don’t have a homemade batch in the freezer! And I have also always wanted to try this dinner, pinned and ready to try next week!

  4. kjasus May 14, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    i would like to try the tomato, onion and garlic sauce

  5. Tricia May 14, 2016 at 1:55 pm

    I’d like to try the Traditional sauce. The recipe looks great!

  6. Crystal Wachoski May 14, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    I’m eating clean, and this will fit in perfectly. I just planted some of these yummies!

  7. Amanda Gardner May 14, 2016 at 2:08 pm

    Love this recipe. I printed and bookmarked. Thick and hearty sauce works great.

  8. Mallory May 14, 2016 at 2:31 pm

    Looks good. I’ve never tried making spaghetti squash. We use ragu but haven’t tried that one I will have to get it next time. Chicken looked great as well!

  9. Rose | RoseBakes.com May 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    The Roasted Garlic looks amazing!

  10. Leah May 14, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Looks so yummy. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Ashley peavey May 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm

    Looks so good!

  12. Kim S May 14, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    Tomato, onion and garlic sauce would be my choice! This looks great….I’ve never heard of using squash like this.

  13. Melissa R May 14, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    I’d like to try the Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic sauce!

  14. Keri justice May 14, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I want to try the Ragu HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY TRADITIONAL SAUCE.

  15. Mami2jcn May 15, 2016 at 1:56 am

    I’d like to try the thick & hearty flavored with meat.

  16. Kelly D May 15, 2016 at 2:05 am

    I would like the roasted garlic sauce.

  17. Elena May 15, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Homestyle Thicky & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce

  18. Corina May 15, 2016 at 3:25 am

    Yum, easy to make gluten free too

  19. Janet W. May 15, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I would love to try the Thick & Hearty Traditional sauce! These different kinds sound delicious!

  20. Julie Wood May 15, 2016 at 12:36 pm

    Iโ€™d like to try the Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic sauce!

  21. Ashley C May 15, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I’d like to try the Thick & Hearty Four Cheese ๐Ÿ™‚

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  22. Harmony Vuycankiat May 15, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I am so trying this recipe!

  23. Laura Bernard May 15, 2016 at 4:39 pm

    I think the tomato, garlic, and onion sounds delicious!

  24. Dana Ivy May 15, 2016 at 5:10 pm

    This looks so freaking delicious and easy! Best combo!!!

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  25. Melissa May 15, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    Yummmmmm! Pinning this for later!

  26. Rosie May 15, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    I’d love to try Six Cheese Sauce – somehow this escaped my attention – oh boy!!!!

  27. Laurajj May 15, 2016 at 9:07 pm

    Oh they all look so good! I think I would try the RAGรš Homestyle Thick & Hearty Mushroom Sauce first! I really love mushrooms. ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. jessica May 15, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    This looks so delicious! I wonder if my toddlers would eat the spaghetti squash…I’ve never tried to make it before. We love garlic in our house so I’d want to try the thick & hearty roasted garlic.

  29. Cheryl B May 15, 2016 at 11:54 pm

    I want to try the:
    HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY TRADITIONAL SAUCE

  30. Theresa @DearCreatives May 16, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Seriously looks amazing. I can’t wait to try your recipe! Yum!

  31. shelly peterson May 16, 2016 at 1:31 am

    I want to try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Roasted Garlic Sauce.

  32. Janice Cooper May 16, 2016 at 2:19 am

    Homestyle Thick & Hearty Four Cheese

  33. Thomas Murphy May 16, 2016 at 3:12 am

    I want to try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce

  34. Melanie Montgomery May 16, 2016 at 3:16 am

    I qould choose the roasted garluc.

  35. Christina A. May 16, 2016 at 6:25 am

    The Homestyle Roasted Garlic sauce sounds great!

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  37. Mary May 16, 2016 at 11:59 am

    I am always looking for new recipes for spaghetti squash and this one looks tasty. I would love to try the Roasted Garlic sauce.

  38. Kim May 16, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    We have a garden too – I will have to add squash to our goodies. I have never cooked it, but I want to try since we are big spaghetti fans! Thanks for sharing!

  39. Emily May 16, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    We like garlic…so I could choose the sauce with garlic. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Terryn May 16, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Yum! This looks delish!

  41. Lauren May 16, 2016 at 1:35 pm

    I want to try the Roasted Garlic sauce.

  42. Lori Jackson May 16, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Oh I grew up on Ragu! I would love to let my Family try the Tomato, Onion and garlic sauce!

  43. candy May 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Great recipe. Traditional please.

  44. Michelle Rogers May 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    This looks delicious!! I’ve been meaning to try spaghetti squash!

  45. LaTanya May 16, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY TRADITIONAL SAUCE

  46. Dawn Monroe May 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I thinkthe Thick and Hearty Mushroom sauce would be a favorite.

  47. Sophia May 16, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    It does look good. I like how you used the squash as a bowl.

  48. Jessica May 16, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I would like to try the HOMESTYLE THICKY & HEARTY FOUR CHEESE SAUCE.

  49. Cori May 16, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Very interesting recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  50. Angela Tolsma May 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Ohhh I am thinking of picking up squash for dinner tonight!! Thanks for the idea!

  51. JeeYoung May 16, 2016 at 8:00 pm

    Yummy! Looks so good, saving for later!

  52. Jessica To May 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    I want to try the Thick and Hearty Four Cheese sauce.

  53. lauren | love lola May 16, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    this look amazing! i’ve always wanted to try spaghetti squash, and still never have!

  54. Dia All The Things I Do May 16, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    I love spaghetti squash and I had chicken parm for lunch lol I love that you made the skin of the squash your bowl. Super smart! Thanks for this yummy idea.

  55. brittany ashmore May 16, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    What a great recipe!!! I loooooooooooove spaghetti!!

  56. Allison - Celebrating Sweets May 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    This sounds so yummy! I wish I could maintain a garden, everything always dies. I blame it on the scorching temps here in Arizona.

  57. carol clark May 17, 2016 at 1:02 am

    Roasted Garlic

  58. Starr @ Starrhealthyself May 17, 2016 at 1:25 am

    This looks so simple yet delicious! I love spaghetti squash pretty much any way it’s prepared, so I’m not sure how I’ve never had chicken parm spaghetti squash!

  59. Mary Cloud May 17, 2016 at 1:50 am

    I want to try the Homestyle Thick Four Cheese Sauce

  60. Ellen Casper May 17, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I’d like to try the thick and hearty four cheese sauce.

  61. Shelly May 17, 2016 at 4:14 am

    THIS. IS. COOL!!! I have never tried spaghetti squash before, but I think I’m inspired to do so now!

  62. Cassandra Eastman May 17, 2016 at 4:38 am

    I’d love to try the Homestyle Thicky & Hearty four cheese sauce!

  63. Diyanddinosaurs May 17, 2016 at 7:09 am

    I’m always looking for new recipes with squash – we’ll definitely be giving this one a try. Looks delicious!!!

  64. suzanne May 17, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    I’ve only recently tried spaghetti squash, and I LOVE it! So good and this recipe looks delicious!

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  65. The Home Loving Wife May 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm

    I still haven’t tried anything with spaghetti squash, but I’m going to have to soon…..everybody keeps raving about it! And this looks good!!

  66. Heather S May 17, 2016 at 4:11 pm

    I’d love to try the Traditional sauce!

  67. mita May 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Iโ€™d like to try the thick and hearty four cheese sauce.

  68. carol clark May 17, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    Homestyle Thick Four Cheese Sauce

  69. Emily May 17, 2016 at 8:43 pm

    Oh my gosh this looks amazing!! I am OBSESSED with spaghetti squash ๐Ÿ˜€

  70. Jessica May 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    I am commenting as I eat my lunch of spaghetti squash with chicken – not parmesan breading, though, I’m doing the Whoile30, but will DEFINITELY try this soon!

  71. Allison Swain May 17, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    I’d like the roasted garlic.

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  72. Tabathia B May 18, 2016 at 1:43 am

    I want to try HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY FOUR CHEESE SAUCE

  73. Elle May 18, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    I want to try Roasted Garlic.

  74. HS kraftmaking May 18, 2016 at 8:02 pm

    I would love to try Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce.

  75. Cyndi br May 19, 2016 at 3:37 am

    I would try the tomato onion and garlic sauce

  76. Steve Weber May 19, 2016 at 4:41 am

    Iโ€™d like to try the thick & hearty three cheese.

  77. Bridgett Wilbur May 19, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    I would love to try the thick and hearty roasted garlic one first. It sounds so good.

  78. Betsy May 19, 2016 at 5:12 pm

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  79. tammy shelton May 19, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    I want to try the Tomato, Garlic & Onion Sauce .. looks so good.

  80. Tracie Cooper May 19, 2016 at 7:19 pm

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  83. Will G May 19, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    I would like to try Homestyle Thick & Hearty Mushroom Sauce .

  84. Jennifer W May 20, 2016 at 11:32 am

    I would try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Traditional Sauce.

  85. Kate F. May 20, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    I’d like to try the homestyle thick & hardy traditional sauce.

  86. Jennifer Marie May 21, 2016 at 2:33 am

    I would like to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY TRADITIONAL SAUCE.

  87. Kristen May 21, 2016 at 3:43 am

    I’d like to try the Mushroom.

  88. Barbara Montag May 21, 2016 at 4:08 am

    I would enjoy trying the Thick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce.
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  89. Tina W May 21, 2016 at 6:12 am

    I want to try the Roasted GArlic variety.

  90. Heather Hayes Panjon May 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I Want To Try The Homestyle Thick & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce.

  91. Rachel May 22, 2016 at 12:32 am

    I would like to try the thick & hearty roasted garlic sauce.

  92. Elizabeth J. May 22, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Thick and hearty meat sauce!

  93. Julie May 22, 2016 at 8:18 pm

    The tomato, onion and garlic sauce seems great

  94. Natalie May 22, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    I would love to try the RAGรš Homestyle Thick & Hearty Mushroom Sauce.

  95. Jason May 23, 2016 at 3:48 am

    The Thick and Hearty Mushroom

  96. sandra May 23, 2016 at 4:28 am

    I want to try thick and hearty

  97. Tamra H May 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    I’d love to try the Roasted Garlic! Yum!

  98. cheryl larimer May 25, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    I want to try the Think and Hearty Four Cheese. Your recipe looks like a great alternative to noodles for those of us watching carbs.

  99. Yesenia Salgado May 26, 2016 at 3:42 am

    I would love to try their thick and hearty roasted garlic!

  100. Susan Christy May 26, 2016 at 3:15 pm

    I want to try the Roasted Garlic.

  101. Brenda Dygas May 26, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    I am going for the thick and hearty for my chicken parm

  102. Sonya Morris May 27, 2016 at 3:56 am

    I just bought the Ragu HomestyleThick and Hearty Mushroom Sauce today to try it!

  103. Shayna Brookman May 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    I WOULD LIKE TO TRY THE HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY ROASTED GARLIC SAUCE ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. amy rouse May 29, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY MEAT SAUCE

  105. Sarah Hall May 29, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    I would like the Tomato, Onion & Garlic as I can use it in so many different recipes.

  106. Amy L May 30, 2016 at 2:26 am

    I’d like to try the Thick and Hearty Mushroom sauce. I’d spread it on a pita and add some cheese to make a quickie pizza.

  107. Amanda B. May 30, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    I’d try the Four Cheese

  108. Jeffrey May 30, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    I’d like to try Ragu’s Thick and Hearty Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce!

  109. Karla R. May 31, 2016 at 12:35 am

    I would like to try the classic alfredo sauce.

  110. Noreen June 2, 2016 at 4:31 am

    Roasted garlic as I adore garlic, the more the better

  111. Ellie Wright June 2, 2016 at 4:39 am

    I want to try Homestyle Thick & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce.

  112. Amy Orvin June 2, 2016 at 2:19 pm

    I want to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY MEAT SAUCE.

  113. amy pugmire June 2, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    I would love to try the roasted garlic!

  114. Maria June 2, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    Iโ€™d like to try the Traditional sauce.

  115. Tara June 2, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    I would like to try the four cheese sauce! Yummy!

  116. natasha Lamoreux June 2, 2016 at 9:39 pm

    I would love to try roasted garlic! All these sauces look amazing.

  117. Cindy A. June 3, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I would love to try the Homestyle Thick & Hearty Four Cheese Sauce.

  118. Patricia Wojnar Crowley June 4, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    I’d like to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY ROASTED GARLIC SAUCE!

  119. Birdiebee June 5, 2016 at 2:11 am

    I would love to try the TOMATO, GARLIC & ONION SAUCE.

  120. amanda whitley June 5, 2016 at 2:46 am

    i want to try the HOMESTYLE THICK & HEARTY ROASTED GARLIC SAUCE

  121. Sarah Mayer June 5, 2016 at 2:59 am

    Homestyle Thick & Hearty Four Cheese

  122. Leigh Anne Borders June 5, 2016 at 3:10 pm

    I would love to try all five of them! Thew first one I would go to is the Traditional Thick and Hearty Sauce.

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