Paleo Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and fresh chunky spaghetti sauce. How to bake spaghetti squash: cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, use a large spoon to scrape the seeds from the center, lay face up on a baking tray, and brush lightly with olive oil. Then scrape the meat (noodles) from the squash with a large fork or spoon. Add ground turkey and brown the meat, stirring occasionally.
Serve over spaghetti squash with basil for garnish. I've roasted spaghetti squash and made meatballs in tomato sauce on the stovetop, but never in the crock pot. I can never get spaghetti squash cooked just right in the oven, it's either too hard or too squishy. You can have Paleo Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and fresh chunky spaghetti sauce using 27 ingredients and 13 steps. Here is how you achieve it.
Ingredients of Paleo Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and fresh chunky spaghetti sauce
- It’s of spaghetti squash.
- Prepare 1 of speghetti squash.
- Prepare of spaghetti squash continued. …
- You need 1/4 tsp of salt and pepper.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of olive oil.
- You need of Fresh chunky spaghetti sauce.
- Prepare 1 small of onion diced.
- Prepare 3 of gloves of garlic crushed or minced.
- Prepare 3 large of mushrooms sliced.
- Prepare 1 small of zucchini diced.
- Prepare 1 can of of petite diced tomatoes (the ones with basil and garlic is my favorite).
- It’s 1 small of can of tomato paste ( I like the garlic and basil infused ones).
- You need 3 tbsp of fresh chopped basil.
- Prepare 1 tbsp of fresh copped oregano.
- Prepare 1 of salt to taste.
- It’s 1 1/2 tbsp of honey.
- You need 2 tbsp of red wine.
- It’s 1 of other vegetable options: broccoli, carrots, cauliflower, spinach and bell peppers.
- It’s of paleo meatballs.
- Prepare 2 of Italian sausage.
- You need 1/2 lb of ground beef.
- Prepare 1 of egg.
- It’s 1 tbsp of almond butter.
- It’s 1/4 cup of almond flour.
- You need 1/2 tsp of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
- Prepare 3 tbsp of fresh chopped basil.
- It’s 1/2 tbsp of fresh chopped oregano.
I was worried that it might be mushy in the crock pot, but it came out perfectly! In fact, the sauce can be perfectly Paleo and there's no better way to substitute regular wheat pasta with spaghetti squash. The resulting taste and texture is just as satisfying while not compromising your health. Spaghetti squash is a good source of beta-carotene, potassium and folic acid.
Paleo Spaghetti squash with paleo meatballs and fresh chunky spaghetti sauce instructions
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Cut squash in half lengthwise and remove seeds.
- Generously season with salt and pepper (garlic powder if so desired).
- Drizzle olive oil over inner surface of squash.
- In a baking dish (13×9) place squash cut side down. Cover with foil and bake for about 30 -35 mins..
- Next, saute onions and garlic in a splash of olive oil.
- When onions are translucent add mushrooms. Saute until onions are golden brown.
- Add wine let cook down for about 3 mins..
- Add veggies and the of diced tomatoes and let simmer for 10 mins.
- Add tomato paste and fill the diced tomato can up with water add to sauce. Let simmer on low to med heat. Stir as necessary.
- Mix all meat ball ingredients together (some may like more salt, pepper and garlic powder).
- Form into balls and pan fry in a splah of olive oil. Make sure meatballs are dark brown and well cooked..
- *** When the squash is cooked and cooled take a fork and "rake" it through the flesh top to center of the "bowl" to create the spaghetti effect ***.
If you chose the latter, then you are obviously a dedicated Paleo eater, or lover of lower carb, gluten-free foods. Either way, know that spaghetti squash, Cucurbita pepo, is a delicious and healthy substitute for all kinds of pasta. Plus, it never hurts to toss in extra vegetables every now and again. With half of the meatball contents being butternut squash, a generous amount of herbs and garlic, and the other half egg and beef, these meatballs are so satisfying and moist. Scroll down for a video on how to make the best paleo meatballs.