There are so many different things you can do with spaghetti squash, but one of our favorites at Prep Dish is as an alternative to gluten-free pastas. In fact, if you are looking to cut calories, it has about 1/5th the calories per serving compared to an average gluten-free pasta. This super yummy recipe is such a hit with our subscribers, we put it back on the menu for October! Try it for yourself and see what all the buzz is about.
- 1 2-3# spaghetti squash
- 1# grass-fed, organic ground beef, 95%
- 25.5 oz tomato sauce or crushed tomatoes
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced to equal 1T
- 1 tub of sliced mushrooms
- 2-3T herbs de Provence (or Italian herb blend)
Pierce the spaghetti squash with a knife and roast for ~1.5 hours (for 2 small) or ~2 hours for 1 large squash (or until a knife easily pierces the skin). Carefully slice squash in half, allowing heat to escape. Set aside and allow to cool, remove seeds, then scoop out squash.
In a large sauté pan, add beef, 1T garlic, chopped onion, 1 tub sliced mushrooms, and sauté 15 min, continuing to break apart meat and stirring occasionally.
Add 25.5oz jar of tomato sauce, season w/ 2-3T herbs de Provence, S&P to taste. Stir to combine, shut off heat, cool.
Serve spaghetti squash topped with tomato sauce. Option to grate parmesan overtop.
Some Prep Dish Tips:
This dish is a perfect make-ahead meal. Prep your sauce and your squash on a Sunday and pull it out anytime during the week for mealtime. Have leftover sauce? Freeze it for when you need an emergency meal!
Spaghetti squash also makes a great vegetable side. Some suggestion include:
- serving it mixed with pesto
- adding it to vegetable soup for a change in texture
- chilling it to toss with salads
Even the seeds can be toasted for a crunchy snack. Make this versatile veggie a staple in your fridge.
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