Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

17 Feb Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Healthy Spaghetti Squash

Healthy Spaghetti Squash Recipe

Check out this delicious and healthy spaghetti squash recipe that will leave you feeling satisfied and satiated without all the guilt of traditional pasta. Spaghetti squash is a great alternative to pasta. Make a large portion and portion out for weekday meal planning. Take leftovers for a healthy lunch and avoid the fast food line!

Do you have any great recipes using spaghetti squash or another noodle substitute? Sound off in the comments below!

Ingredients:

1 Spaghetti squash
1 pound ground extra lean beef or turkey
1 jar low carb pasta sauce
1 medium onion
½ green bell pepper
½ red bell pepper
1 small jar mushrooms
Italian seasoning
Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Rinse spaghetti squash and place on a foil lined shallow baking dish.  Puncture three holes in squash with an ice pick.  (if you prefer, you can slice squash in half lengthwise and bake but it is difficult to cut)

Bake squash for 45 minutes to one hour, or until squash is lightly browned.  Remove from oven and cool slightly.  Cut lengthwise and scrape out seeds and strings.  Hold over a dish and use a fork to separate the squash flesh into stands.

While the squash is cooking, brown your ground beef along with diced onion, diced bell peppers, and mushrooms.  Sprinkle with Italian seasoning.  (NOTE:  you can add any vegetables you like such as celery, zucchini, extra tomatoes.)

Cook until all meat is evenly browned and shows no sign of pink and vegetables are crisp tender.

Take the amount of spaghetti noodles you prefer and place in a bowl then top with the meat mixture, pasta sauce and cheese.  Serve hot.

1Comment
  • Samantha
    Posted at 18:36h, 18 February Reply

    I have a spiralizer and I love to make “noodles” out of zucchini! It takes on the flavor of whatever sauce you put on it. Great way to get those pasta cravings under control.

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