Spaghetti Squash w/ Meat Sauce

by in Dinner, Recipes October 30, 2014

During squash season and I love this low-calorie dish, a flavorful replacement for pasta!! Here is a recipe we had for dinner earlier this week.

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • 1 jar spaghetti sauce (I use Victoria’s brand – low sodium, low sugar – can be found at Walmart)
  • 14 ounce can organic tomato sauce
  • salt, pepper, oregano, Italian seasoning, basil
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves mixed garlic
  • 1 spaghetti squash
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1-ounce goat cheese

Cut squash in 1/2 lengthwise. Remove seeds. Place faces down on baking sheet and place in 400-degree oven for 35 minutes or until squash can be squeezed easily.

Remove from oven and let cool. If still warm, hold squash with a kitchen towel and scrape the flesh out into a bowl with a fork – making “spaghetti.” Drizzle with 1-2 tbsp olive oil, salt, and pepper.

In a skillet, brown turkey and drain extra liquid/fat. Add minced garlic and seasonings to taste and brown 2 more minutes. Add sauces to meat and simmer for 30-45 mins on very low heat to let flavors come together.

Spoon squash into a dish, top with a handful of organic spinach, meat sauce, and crumbled goat cheese.

*if you like some spice, add hot pepper flakes on top*