Healthy Recipes

Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

Substitute spaghetti squash to slash carbs in your favorite pasta dish.

by MS, RD
Carb Replacements - Spaghetti Squash
Calories 423
Protein 32g
Fat 14g
Carbs 47g
Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Servings: 4
You'll need
  • 2 medium sized spaghetti squash
  • 1 tbsp grapeseed oil or canola oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 (26 oz.) jar herb flavored pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
1. Slice squash in half and remove seeds. Place halves in a dish, flesh side down. Cover with paper towel. Microwave on high for 8 to 12 minutes, or until tender. Let stand 5 minutes, then scrape out strands with a fork.
2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and bell pepper; cook 2 minutes.
3. Remove veggies and place ground beef in skillet. Cook beef until browned, about 5 minutes. Return vegetables to pan with pasta sauce. Simmer mixture for 10 minutes.
4. Serve strands topped with meat sauce and garnish with Parmesan.