This spaghetti squash with meat sauce is a healthy alternative to a carb-filled dinner. Low-carb, paleo, whole30, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free.
Keyword: spaghetti squash, whole30
For Spaghetti Squash and Meat Sauce
1lbground beef(16 oz)
4ozplain or seasoned tomato sauce Raos is good for keto
4tablespoonsparmesan cheese and butter, optionalomit for paleo and Whole30. Alternatively, top with nutritional yeast if desired.
Seasoning (If using plain tomato sauce)
1/2teaspoondried or fresh parsley
Preheat oven to 400F.
Slice each spaghetti squash in half, scoop out seeds and place face down on a baking sheet. Roast for 45 minutes, or until softened throughout.
Remove from oven and allow to cool. For the meat sauce, cook the ground beef in a pan over medium heat. Add in the seasoning mix, and the tomato sauce. If you are using flavored tomato sauce, you don't need to add your own seasoning. Once the ground beef is fully cooked, add in the spinach and continue to cook until wilted. Remove from heat.
Once spaghetti squash has cooled, take a fork to free the spaghetti squash from the squash rind. It should come off in strings that resemble spaghetti.
Spoon the meat sauce on top of the spaghetti squash, and top with Parmesan or mozzarella cheese.
Nutrition Facts (per serving, recipe makes 4 servings): 415 calories, 31 g fat, 16 g total carbs, 4 g fiber (12 g net carbs), 19 g protein