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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Tomato Meat Sauce

This baked spaghetti squash with tomato meat sauce is a low carb dish consisting of spaghetti squash that is cooked with a tomato meat sauce on top.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Western
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 359kcal
Author Liza Agbanlog

Ingredients

  • Olive oil for brushing
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 spaghetti squash (about 3 lbs)
  • 1 lbs ground beef
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 can (15 oz) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400º F
  • With a knife, carefully score squash lengthwise where you’re going to cut it in half. Poke a few holes along the score.
  • Microwave the squash for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Carefully cut the squash in a half. Scoop out the seeds.
  • Brush the inside of both halves of the squash with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the two halves cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast the squash until tender, about 30 minutes. Allow several minutes to cool.
  • Using a fork, scrape the insides to create a spaghetti-like texture. Leave insides in the squash.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef. Season with salt. Cook and mix until cooked through, while breaking the beef into small crumbles, 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in the crushed tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
  • Spread the tomato/beef mixture evenly between the two squash halves.
  • Sprinkle the cheese evenly between both halves.
  • Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

Recipe Source: Buzzfeed

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25squash | Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 357mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 13g