Spaghetti Squash & Meat Sauce

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Here is a recipe that just makes sense! Taking traditional spaghetti and meat sauce, but swapping the pasta for squash. I apologize in advance to those who like very specific recipes. I made meat sauce the previous night and used the leftover sauce when making this, so i’m estimating the measurements, but hey! It’s a meat sauce. If you are measuring everything you’re doing it wrong! It’s all about adding in the main component, adding a dash of this, a dash of that, tasting, adjusting, and enjoying!

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Spaghetti Squash & Meat Sauce
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Serves: 2
 

Ditch the pasta and using a spaghetti squash as a vehicle for some delicious meat sauce!
Ingredients
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup ground beef
  • ½ white onion (minced)
  • ½ small zucchini (chopped to small cubes)
  • 1 carrots (finely chopped)
  • 2 tomatoes (chopped)
  • ¼ cup red wine (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup of tomato sauce
  • 1 handful fresh basil (chopped)
  • salt & pepper
  • Kraft Italiano cheese mix

Instructions
  1. In a pan on medium heat, add olive oil.
  2. Once heated, add your ground beef, giving a quick stir to mix in with the olive oil, then allow to fry untouched for a minute or so.
  3. Once beginning to brown, stir meat, and add in your onion, zucchini, carrots and tomatoes.
  4. Allow the vegetables to cook about five minutes, until onions begin to turn translucent.
  5. Add in your red wine (optional), and cook for about 2 minutes until alcohol has burned off.
  6. Add in your tomato sauce, stirring and allowing to simmer for about 10-15 minutes.
  7. As sauce is simmering, add basil, salt & pepper to taste.
  8. While meat sauce is simmering, preheat your oven to 400F, and slice your squash in half, removing the seeds.
  9. Once sauce is ready, add a sprinkle of salt & pepper to each squash half and fill with meat sauce, top with cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

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This was a really tasty meal. I know there is no TRUE substitute for pasta and meat sauce, but this is a really fun way to enjoy similar flavours and keep it a little healthier! Now to try and think of another recipe for the last squash in my house…

Enjoy,

Bob

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