ItalianOptavia Recipes



  • 1 Lean
  • 1 Healthy Fat
  • 3 Green
  • 3 Condiment

If you haven’t tasted spaghetti squash before, now is the time you get acquainted! This Spaghetti Squash Lasagna dish is so easy to make that you’ll wonder if you’ve not been eating spaghetti like this your whole life. Light, tasty, and absolutely on goal!

You can reduce or eliminate the crushed red pepper flakes if you don’t enjoy the spicy flavor. Many of the spices in this recipe should be split.

Do you enjoy eating Italian cuisine every night? Prepare this lean and green Spaghetti Squash Lasagna recipe for a fantastic and healthy Italian meal for you and your family!

  • Difficulty
  • Servings
  • Cooking Time
    64 MINUTES
  • Prep Time
    10 MINUTES



  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash halved
  • 4 tsp Olive Oil divided
  • 1 tsp Salt divided
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper divided
  • 2 tsp Garlic minced
  • 1 lbs Lean Ground Turkey
  • 1(14.5oz.) can Diced Tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp Basil divided
  • 1 tsp Whole Leaf Oregano divided
  • 1/2 cup Part-skim Ricotta
  • 1/2 cup 1% Cottage Cheese
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Onion powder
  • 1 cup Low-fat Mozzarela shredded



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 ℉.
  2. Cook the spaghetti squash according to instructions. Remove the seeds and pulp threads by cutting the fruit in half.1 teaspoon olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional), and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, rubbed into each squash half. Cook for 40 to 60 minutes, until the center, is cooked and breaks apart easily, by placing each spaghetti squash half face down in a large baking tray.
  3. Whereas the spaghetti squash is baking, saute the garlic in the leftover olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until golden. Add in some chicken. Cook till it has browned, seasoning with 1/4 teaspoon salt (optional) and pepper.
  4. Toss in the tomatoes, onion powder, and 1/2 teaspoon basil and oregano each. Reduce the heat to a simmer until the sauce begins to boil, and cook until the sauce has thickened (more than 5 minutes).
  5. In a medium bowl, mix the ricotta and cottage cheese. Garnish with the leftover basil, oregano, salt (optional), and pepper, as well as smashed red pepper flakes (optional). Mix softly until everything is well mixed.
  6. When the spaghetti squash is thoroughly cooked, turn it skin-side down in the oven dish. Scrape the squash flesh with a fork to make spaghetti-like strands.
  7. Divide the ricotta and cheese mixture evenly among the squash halves. Carry on with the beef sauce in the same manner.1/2 cup mozzarella cheese on top of each half
  8. Cook for a further 2 minutes under the broiler until the cheese is golden and melting. Keep an eye on it to ensure it doesn’t burn because of the varying oven temperatures. Serve instantly.

Optavia Lean and Green Recipes

Hi, we have found that almost the 3rd person facing the problem of being overweight. In our team and research, we have some fellows who have been facing this for years. So at the beginning of 2021, we began to take the weight loss efforts seriously and have lost 60 lbs so far on the OPTAVIA 5&1 Plan! It's been amazing, and while our journey isn't over, we are well on our way! When we started our team and fellows had a hard time finding the top OPTAVIA 5&1 recipes, so we were so inspired to build this website to help compile some of what I felt are the best OPTAVIA recipes around. We are very happy to share it with you as well! For those not familiar, OPTAVIA is not some fad diet but instead is a program designed to help those who are looking to lose weight make better choices with their health and wellness via better habits. We've worked hard to make sure that all OPTAVIA 5 and 1 recipes listed are approved for the OPTAVIA 5&1 plan.

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        1. And then in step #7 is says “carry on the beef sauce”. I am so confused. Is this chicken or ground turkey or beef?

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