Spaghetti Squash Lasagna

Serves 4  |  Prep time: 20 minutes  |  Cook Time: 45 minutes

Recipe by Mariah Reil, MS, RD, LN


1 medium spaghetti squash

2-3 tsp olive oil

1 cup cottage cheese 

1/4-1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese

½ tbsp + 1 tsp Italian seasoning

1 tbsp lemon juice 

1 small onion, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 lb lean, Reil Ranch grass-fed ground beef

8 oz can tomato sauce

½ cup shredded mozzarella cheese

1 cup packed spinach


  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Carefully using a sharp knife, cut the squash in half. Scrape out seeds. Drizzle the inside of squash with olive oil and coat. Place each side facing down on a sheet pan and bake for 30-35 minutes. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the cottage cheese, parmesan, ½ tbsp. Italian seasoning, and lemon juice. Set aside.
  3. In a large skillet, sauté the onion and garlic in 1 tsp olive oil until the onion is translucent and garlic starts to become aromatic. Add the ground beef and continue to cook until meat is mostly cooked through. Add tomato sauce and 1 tsp Italian seasoning. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. 
  4. Remove the squash from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove squash strands with a fork. Add squash to the bowl with the cottage cheese filling and add the spinach. Mix to combine. 
  5. Add a layer of the filling mixture into the squash, followed by a layer of meat mixture, sprinkle with mozzarella. Bake for another 10 minutes. Enjoy!
January 18, 2021 — Reil Ranch