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Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Recipe

Posted by: Angie Dye
September 23, 2019
Category: Dinner
Tags: Gluten Free,Dairy Free,Paleo

A fall favorite and a great way to sneak in extra vegetables. This is a quick and easy meal that will be sure to please you and the whole family. For a quicker version you can buy jar sauce; however, this sauce recipe will take your spaghetti to the next level.


Ingredients:

- 1 large can of whole peeled tomatoes
- 1/2 yellow onion
- 2 large garlic cloves
- 1 cup of mushrooms
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tbsp oregano
- pinch of salt
- pinch of black pepper
- 1 pound of ground turkey or ground beef
- 1 spaghetti squash

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Cut spaghetti squash in half and scoop out the seeds and guts.
3. Drizzle spaghetti squash halves with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
4. Place spaghetti squash cut side down and cook for 35-40 minutes.
5. In a large sauce pan add tomatoes (with juice), olive oil, spices, garlic cloves (whole), mushrooms, and diced onion.
6. Simmer on medium high for 30 minutes.
7. Then blend with an immersion blender or a standard blender.
8. Brown meat of choice and stir into sauce.
9. Remove spaghetti squash from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes, top with meat sauce, then serve!

Recipe submitted by Katie Seaton, Carpe Diem Nutrition Intern

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