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Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 Calories

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo 125 Calories

I eat a lot of food.

A lot of high calorie food and beer that can leave me feeling like I want to take a nap in some kale. I tend to pendulum swing between wanting really bad for me food and really good for me food but I want it all to taste good.

So I’ve developed a fixation with produce. And how to manipulate it into tasting like that other side of the coin that leads me down a path far away from my skinny jeans.

So here you have my version of a pasta dish, made up mostly of vegetables, and a hefty serving weighs in at only 125 calories.

In fact, if you ate the entire batch it would only be 500 calories.

And you would be very full.

Spaghetti Squash Alfredo 125 Calories2

Pumpkin Ale Muffins with Graham Cracker Streusel Topping


    For The Muffins
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp ground ginger
  • ¾ cup pumpkin puree
  • 2/3 cup pumpkin ale
  • 2 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • For the Topping:
  • 5 standard sized graham cracker sheets
  • 2 tbs all purpose flour
  • 1 tbs brown sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 3 tbs melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl sort together the flour, brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger.
  3. In a small bowl stir together the pumpkin puree, pumpkin ale, eggs, vanilla extract, melted butter and canola oil.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  5. Spray 12 muffin tins with cooking spray.
  6. Scoop the batter into the well of a muffin tin to about 2/3 full.
  7. In a food processor, add the graham crackers and process until reduced to just crumbs.
  8. Add the flour, brown sugar and salt, pulse to combine.
  9. Add the melted butter and process until well combines.
  10. Scoop about 1-2 tbs graham cracker mixture on top of the muffin batter.
  11. Bake at 350 for 18-22 minutes or until top spring back when lightly touched.


Optional add in's (stir in the batter just before pouring into the muffin tins): 2/3 cup raisins, 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 2/3 cup dried cranberries or cherries, 1/2 cup chopped pecans

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Tieghan November 12, 2013 um 5:52 am

Um..yes, please!! I really don’t care about the calories because I just like good food, but this is GOOD food! I love spaghetti squash!


Wendy November 12, 2013 um 9:37 am

looks wonderful, can’t wait to try it.


Anna@CrunchyCreamySweet November 12, 2013 um 10:41 am

I need to try this. Looks fabulous!


Kitchen Belleicious November 12, 2013 um 12:10 pm

I cant believe this is only 125 calories! Insane and looks amazing


Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious November 12, 2013 um 2:11 pm

125 calories?! That’s it! I NEED this! Jason and I have been eating out a lot and we need a balance!


sara November 12, 2013 um 3:54 pm

is there a way to make a printer-friendly recipe?


Jackie November 12, 2013 um 4:07 pm

There is a print button on the top right side of the recipe box.


Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction November 13, 2013 um 6:49 am

Oh, this sounds incredible! I love cooking with spaghetti squash!


Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie November 13, 2013 um 7:46 am

What an awesome way to lighten up alfredo


Cheryl November 13, 2013 um 8:37 am

I love that this is not only low-calorie, but actually includes nutritional value! Unlike regular fettuccine alfredo.. And I had no idea you were the one that wrote up that negative calorie soup recipe in the little white tureen – I’ve been watching that traipse across my Pinterest (LOTS of repins there) for months!


RavieNomNoms November 14, 2013 um 11:55 am

This is one of my favorite ways to have "pasta", so good for you and so tasty!


addie | culicurious November 15, 2013 um 11:27 am

Wow, this looks amazing. I love spaghetti squash and think it would be delicious with an alfredo sauce like this. 🙂


Des November 15, 2013 um 2:22 pm

Yes! I am loving this. I have always crave things that are totally awful for me but now I’m craving this and not feeling guilty about it at all 🙂


#HealthyRecipe / Spaghetti Squash Alfredo: 125 … November 25, 2013 um 9:08 am

[…] INGREDIENTS:1 large spaghetti squash1 head cauliflower (1.5 lbs), chopped½ cup skim milk (2% and whole milk work too)½ cup chicken broth½ tsp garlic powder½ tsp onion powerpinch cayenne1 tbs lemon juice2 tbs Greek yogurt¼ cup parmesan1 large tomato, chopped¼ cup parsley, choppedDIRECTIONS:  […]


Erin October 31, 2014 um 6:50 pm

I made this tonight with a friend and we were amazed! It was so easy, tasty, and satisfying. Such a fantastic recipe, thank you!


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