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MEATBALLS + SPAGHETTI SQUASH

Last week Sam and I had my Dad and brother over for dinner and this was a total crowd pleaser. I was a little nervous about cooking the spaghetti squash, but it was so easy! We adapted the recipe slightly by adding pasta sauce. I cooked the squash while Sam was prepping the meatballs. It's a new go-to. Matilda loved it, too. Win!

Meatballs + Spaghetti Squash
adapted slightly from emeals


For the spaghetti squash you will need:

  • One large spaghetti squash
  • 2 T butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Your choice of sauce

    Method:

  • Preheat oven to 375.
  • Slice squash vertically, scoop out seeds, and put face down on baking sheet. Cook for 45 min.
  • Turn over, drizzle with olive oil, and cook until skin is tender. About 15 min.
  • Use a fork to pull the squash out and place in a bowl. It will look like noodles (so cool!).
  • Melt butter in small pan and sautee garlic for about 2 minutes. Mix garlic butter in with "noodles."

    For the meatballs you will need:

  • 1 1/2 pounds grass fed beef
  • 3 T minced onion
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 1/2 t onion powder
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • s + p

    Method:

  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Lightly grease baking sheet.
  • Sautee onions with oil until tender (about 3 minutes).
  • Mix beef, eggs, bread crumbs, salt, pepper, and spices in a large bowl. Stir in onions.
  • Shape into small meatballs. Place in baking dish. Cook 10-12 minutes.

    Add meatballs to squash and top with your favorite sauce. Enjoy!

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  • 6 comments :

    1. looks delish! I love spaghetti squash, and another good pasta alternative that we were able to even get olivia to eat was spiralized zucchini noodles!(have to have a spiralizer though). yum!

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    2. This looks amazing - I have always been intimidated by the spaghetti squash.....but this looks too good not to try!

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    3. Using spaghetti squash in place of lasagna is my fave. I don't really love the noodle part of pasta dishes, and the sauce usually goes great with spaghetti squash.

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    4. Using spaghetti squash in place of lasagna is my fave. I don't really love the noodle part of pasta dishes, and the sauce usually goes great with spaghetti squash.

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    5. I am loving all the new recipes you've been posting in the past few weeks. I love trying all these new healthy recipes!!! Excited to try this out :)

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    6. This looks SO yummy! I've never cooked spaghetti squash but have always wanted to try it. My yoga teacher raves about it constantly.

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