No Guilt Spaghetti

No Guilt Spaghetti

  • 2 medium spaghetti squash
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil/ grapeseed oil / coconut oil (whichever you prefer)
  • 1 diced yellow onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 diced bell pepper, any color
  • 1lb ground beef or ground turkey
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (optional)
  • 1 jar of red pasta sauce of your choice

Microwave Version:

  1. Slice squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds like you would a pumpkin. Place halves in a dish face down. Microwave for 8-12 mins to soften. Let stand for 5 mins and then scrape out any more seeds and strings with a fork.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until soft, less than 5 mins. Add garlic and peppers and cook another 2-3 mins.
  3. Remove veggies and cook the ground protein of you choice. Cook until cooked through, pushing it around in the pan to break it up into small pieces, about 5 mins. Add salt n pepper to taste.
  4. Add veggies and pasta sauce to pan with beef and let simmer for 10 mins.
  5. Place your squash in a bowl with your meat-veggie sauce on top and enjoy!

For Oven Version:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut squash in half lengthwise, remove seeds and extra strings by scooping it out.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place face down on a baking sheet with tin foil and bake for 40-50 mins until soft.
  3. Follow step 2-5 to finish recipe!
  4. ENJOY!