Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Are you ready to elevate your dinner game with an easy, delicious, and sweet twist? Introducing Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash, a comforting and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion.

Why You’ll Love Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

  • Easy Weeknight Delight: With minimal prep and straightforward steps, this recipe is a lifesaver for busy evenings when you want a wholesome meal without the hassle.
  • Irresistibly Delicious: Picture this – flavorful meatballs nestled on a bed of roasted spaghetti squash, topped with gooey cheese and marinara sauce.
  • Perfectly Sweet Squash: The roasted spaghetti squash adds a natural sweetness to the dish, balancing the savory notes of the meatballs.
  • Recipe Versatility: This dish is not only a winner on its own but also incredibly versatile. Whether served over spaghetti squash or paired with your favorite side, it’s a crowd-pleaser.
  • Freezer-Friendly Convenience: Make extra batches and freeze them for those days when cooking feels like a daunting task. This recipe ensures you always have a delicious and homemade meal ready to go.

What You Need To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowls
  • 7×10 baking dish
  • Nonstick baking spray

Ingredients You Need To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

  • Spaghetti squash
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • Marinara Sauce
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Ground chicken
  • Chopped parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • Egg
  • Minced garlic
  • Mozzarella or Parmesan for topping

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half, remove the seeds, and place it on the baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt, and pepper over the squash.

3. Roast for 30-45 minutes until the squash is fork-tender. Remove from the oven, shred the squash into spaghetti-like strands using a fork.

4. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.

5. In a bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, egg, and grated Parmesan. Form into meatballs using an ice cream scoop.

6. Place the meatballs in the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

7. Top the meatballs with marinara sauce and cheese. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I substitute the ground chicken with another type of meat? 

Yes, feel free to use ground turkey, pork, beef, or lamb based on your preferences. Each meat will impart a slightly different flavor to the meatballs.

What should I use if Spaghetti Squash isn’t available? 

Serve the meatballs with pasta, mashed potatoes, bread, or farro (note: farro is not gluten-free).

Can I make my own Marinara? 

Absolutely, here is my homemade marinara recipe.

Can I freeze the meatballs? 

Absolutely! Cook the meatballs as directed and allow them to cool completely. Store them in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

Enjoy these delightful Chicken Parmesan Meatballs served over roasted spaghetti squash or your favorite side for a comforting and satisfying meal!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 50 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 501kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • mixing bowls
  • 7"x10" baking dish
  • nonstick baking spray

Ingredients

Squash

  • 1 spaghetti squash cut in half and seeds removed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper

Meatballs

  • 1 jar Marinara Sauce
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb ground chicken substitute: turkey, pork, beef, lamb
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • Mozzarella or Parmesan for topping

Instructions

Squash

  • Preparation: Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Prepping the Squash: Cut the spaghetti squash in half, remove the seeds, and place it on the baking sheet. Drizzle olive oil, sprinkle salt, and pepper over the squash.
  • Baking the Squash:  Roast for 30-45 minutes until the squash is fork-tender. Remove from the oven, and using a fork, shred the squash into spaghetti-like strands.

Meatballs

  • Preparing the Meatballs: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • Mixing the Meatball Mixture: In a bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, egg, and grated Parmesan. Mix well and form into meatballs using an ice cream scoop.
  • Baking the Meatballs: Place the meatballs in the baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Final Touch: Add the meatballs to your spaghetti squash and top with marinara sauce and cheese. Return to the oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese melts.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 501kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1925mg | Potassium: 996mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 745IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 355mg | Iron: 4mg
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This Chicken Parm is the perfect balance of sweet spaghetti squash, savory meatballs, and gooey cheese with our Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash. It really is your ticket to a delicious and stress-free dinner experience. It’s super easy to prep and is filled with mouthwatering flavors, making it a go-to for families and busy individuals alike. Whether you’re a cooking enthusiast or just looking for a comforting meal, this dish delivers every time.

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