Spaghetti Squash Recipe

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Spaghetti Squash Recipe

One of the things I miss most about being gluten free is eating pasta, especially spaghetti. However, I recently came across a great alternative: Spaghetti Squash! Spaghetti squash is not only gluten free but its a healthier and lower calorie alternative to regular pasta. And when combined with some gluten free pasta sauce, veggies, and a lean meat such as beef or turkey it creates a well rounded meal.

Ingredients:

  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1/4 onion, diced
  • 1/2 colored pepper, diced
  • 2 small tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb lean ground turkey or beef
  • Jar of gluten free spaghetti sauce
  • Dash of garlic and oregano or other spices

Recipe:

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Cut spaghetti squash in half  lengthwise. Place face down in a baking dish filled with enough water to cover the bottom of the dish.
  • Bake spaghetti squash for approximately 45-60 minutes or until squash is soft and easily scrapes  off with a fork.
  • While spaghetti squash bakes, saute onions and peppers in coconut oil for 2-3 minutes or until soft. Add lean ground beef or turkey and cook thoroughly.
  • Once the meat is cooked, pour in the spaghetti sauce. Add garlic and oregano (or other spices) to taste. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low.
    Add tomatoes to the sauce. Keep sauce on low until the spaghetti squash is cooked.
  • Once the spaghetti squash is cooked, pull out of the oven and use a fork to scrape the spaghetti squash into a bowl.
  • Mix the spaghetti squash with your pasta sauce and voila you have yourself a gluten free, protein packed spaghetti squash recipe!

Goes great with:

  • Add a side salad for bonus veggies!

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  1. Kendall says

    The spaghetti squash was great. definatley healthy plus fitting. i’m sure the spaghetti squash would go well as a side dish with fish, chicken, etc.
    Mine was a little crunchy, would a lower heat and longer cook time alleviate the crunchiness?

    • Becky says

      Awesome! I’m glad you enjoyed it and thanks for watching Kendall. It makes a great dish itself or as a side for sure!

      I would suggest cooking it a little longer if it’s too crunchy. It’s going to be a bit crunchier than regular pasta anyhow, but try a longer time next time and see if that helps! 😉

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