Fresh basil makes this spaghetti squash casserole chicken caprese such a fresh and flavorful dish.
Prepping the spaghetti squash and shredded chicken ahead of time makes this casserole so fast and easy to make!
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- Rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants
- Full of filling fiber
- Low carb casserole dish
What do you need:
- spaghetti squash
- cooked shredded chicken
- Red Pesto- this is a pesto sauce made from sundried tomatoes
- Garlic Powder
- fresh mozzarella
- Fresh Basil
- Balsamic Glaze
Substitutions: To make this vegetarian, leave out the shredded chicken
If you can't find red pesto sauce you can sub a basil pesto but be sure to add some sundried tomatoes!
How to make:
- Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit.
- Strain cooked and shredded Spaghetti Squash to remove as much moisture as possible (you can do this by either pressing down with a colander or use a cheese cloth.
- In a large bowl mix squash, chicken, garlic powder, and pesto.
- Place in a casserole dish topped with mozzarella slices and bake for 20 minutes.
- Top with fresh basil and balsamic glaze.
- Strain the spaghetti squash as much as possible to reduce any excess moisture!
- Cook the spaghetti squash ahead of time with my favorite microwave method: How to Cook Spaghetti Squash (in the microwave)
- To save time use shredded rotisserie chicken
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Spaghetti Squash Casserole with Chicken Caprese
- 2 cups shredded and strained cooked spaghetti squash
- 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken
- ¼ cup red pesto
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 8 oz fresh mozzarella
- ½ cup chopped basil
- 2 tbsp balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 375 degree Fahrenheit.
- In a large bowl mix together cooked squash, chicken, pesto, and spices.
- Spray a casserole dish with olive oil and evenly spread out mixture.
- Top with cheese slices and cook for 20 minutes, then broil for about 5 minutes or until cheese is golden.
- Serve with chopped basil and balsamic drizzle.