Squash keto Stuffed with ground beef topped with mozzarella cheese

STUFFED SQUASH KETO RECIPE

This cheesy stuffed squash keto recipe is a go-to low-carb family meal that will wow everyone with its flavors. The filling is deliciously cheesy and the whole meal is easy to put together. This low-carb stuffed squash only consists of an estimated amount of 302 calories and 6g of carbs per serving.

What you will need

Pan

Baking dish

4 large gem squash

500 g ground beef

1 Onion

2 tbsp cream cheese

1 tbsp olive oil

1 tsp Garlic

1 tbsp Paprika

1 tbsp Oregano

1 tsp Black pepper

1 tsp Salt

How to make stuffed squash keto recipe?

Cooking the gem squash

Cut the gem squash into equal halves

Remove the seeds inside {this can also be done after boiling the gem squash}

Boil with water in a pot on medium-high heat for 20 to 25 minutes 

Preparing the ground beef

Chop onion into small even pieces

Add olive oil to your pan then place it on the stove. Heat your stove on a medium heat 

Saute the onion for 3 to 4 minutes then add your garlic and ginger then continue to saute for another minute or so

You can now add your ground beef and cook for 5 minutes covered

Add your paprika, Oregano, black pepper, and salt to taste. Then give it a stir before adding your cream cheese

After cream cheese is added allow it to cook for an additional 5 minutes then remove it from the stove

Stuffing the squash

Place the boiled squash in a baking dish

add a layer of the cooked ground beef followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. repeat the step until the squash is full. Put more cheese on top as your last layer

Preheat your oven at 190°c or 375 F. 

Put your stuffed squash into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.

Serve while hot

FAQ

What is the best keto-friendly squash for this recipe?

All squash is suitable for this recipe. I choose gem squash simply because it is keto friendly and very low in carbs. You can use different squash that is low carb and keto-friendly when following a low carb diet.

How many carbs are in squash?


Gem squash one cup of 100g has 6g of carbohydrates
spaghetti squash 100g has 7g of carbohydrates
Butternut squash 100g has 12g of carbohydrates

Notes and tips
You can also remove the seeds from the squash after boiling them, I find this to be easier cause they are soft at that stage
Don’t add a lot of water all at once, you don’t want your squash full of water. In an unfortunate event where this happens, you can hold the squash with the open side facing down then press out the water using a spoon.

Diet tip, if you have just started on your keto diet for weight loss purposes you would want to go easy on the cheese as diary products can stall your progress.

If you have tried this recipe please leave a comment below, I would love to hear if you loved it.

Squash keto Stuffed with ground beef topped with mozzarella cheese

Stuffed squash keto recipe

This gem squash keto friendly recipe is stuffed with a delicious ground beef and topped with mozzarella cheesy ideal for a lazy weeknight dinner.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 302 kcal

Equipment

  • Pan
  • baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 4 Large gem squash
  • 500 g ground beef
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 tsp crushed ginger
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tbsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp Black pepper
  • 1 tsp Salt

Instructions
 

Cooking the gem squash

  • Cut the gem squash into equal halves
  • Remove the seeds inside
  • Boil with water in a pot on medium-high heat for 20 minutes

Preparing the filling {ground beef}

  • Chop onion into small even pieces
  • Add olive oil to your pan then place it on the stove. Heat your stove on a medium heat
  • Saute the onion for 3 to 4 minutes then add your garlic and ginger then continue to saute for another minute or so
  • You can now add your ground beef and cook for 5 minutes covered
  • Add your paprika, Oregano, black pepper and salt to taste. Then give it a stir before adding your cream cheese
  • After cream cheese is added allow it to cook for an additional 5 minutes then remove it from the stove

Filling the squash

  • Place the boiled squash in a baking dish
  • add a layer of the cooked ground beef followed by a layer of mozzarella cheese. repeat the step until the squash is full. Put more cheese on top as your last layer
  • Preheat your oven at 190°c or 375 F.
  • Put your stuffed squash into the oven for 5 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown.
  • Serve while hot

Notes

Notes and tips
You can also remove the seeds from the squash after boiling them, I find this to be easier cause they are soft at that stage
Don’t add a lot of water all at once, you don’t want your squash full of water. In an unfortunate event where this happens, you can hold the squash with the open side facing down then press out the water using a spoon.
Keyword Easy dinner ricipe, squash keto friendly recipes, keto meals ideas

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