CHB Recipe: Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

August 5, 2020



It’s easy to cut the carbs and get an extra serving of vegetables with this dish! Spaghetti squash is a great substitute for pasta. With this great taste, will you even miss the extra carbs?

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Ground Beef (93% lean or leaner)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no salt added or regular tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Italian-Style diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (6 ounces) tomato paste
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash (about 3 to 3-1/2 pounds), cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed

Heat stockpot over medium heat until hot. Add ground beef, onion and garlic; cook 8 to 10 minutes, breaking beef into 3/4-inch crumbles and stirring occasionally.

Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, tomato paste and crushed red pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 20 minutes to develop flavors, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in basil, if desired.

Meanwhile, place squash in 8 x 8-inch microwave-safe baking dish, overlapping halves slightly. Microwave on HIGH 10 to 12 minutes or until squash is tender. Let stand 5 minutes. Scrape squash with fork to separate strands.

Serve sauce over squash. Serve with toppings, if desired.