Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

beef pork & lamb recipes May 08, 2019
If you're missing a hearty bowl of pasta with meat sauce, look no further - this recipe is for you! Spaghetti squash is an amazing low-carb alternative to use in place of traditional spaghetti or pasta. It soaks up all the delicious flavor of the sauce, without any of the guilt. This is a weeknight staple in my household!
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time
55 mins
Course: Main Course Cuisine: Low-Carb, Paleo/Dairy Free Option Servings: 6 servings
 

Ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 5 cups cooked)
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 3 garlic gloves, finely chopped
  • 1 pound 85/15 ground beef or lamb
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 cups tomato sauce (choose low-sugar, minimal ingredient brand, or make homemade)
  • 1 bunch chopped fresh basil, divided
  • grated parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)
  • sea salt
  • ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Cut the spaghetti squash in half length-wise and scoop out the seeds. Lay spaghetti squash on a baking sheet skin side down and sprinkle each half with salt and pepper. Bake for 45 minutes or until you can easily scrape down the sides of the squash with a fork to resemble spaghetti.
  • While squash is baking, melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onions and sauté until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for another 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon of salt and ½ teaspoon of pepper. Stir well.
  • Then, add the ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder to the skillet. Mix well and brown meat until cooked through.
  • Once the meat is cooked, pour the tomato sauce into the skillet and simmer mixture on low for 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove squash from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. After it has cooled enough to touch, use a fork to scrape the spaghetti squash into a bowl. Add about ¾ of the chopped basil and stir to combine.
  • Taste meat sauce and adjust seasoning to your liking.
  • To assemble, add spaghetti squash to a bowl, top with meat sauce and sprinkle with cheese and remaining chopped basil. Enjoy!

Notes

Nutrition Per Serving: Calories: 268; Total Fat: 16g; Protein: 16g; Total Carbs: 15g; Fiber: 4g; Net Carbs: 11g

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