Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce (Whole30)

Ingredients

  • 2 large spaghetti squash
  • 1.25 lbs. lean ground beef
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 (29 oz.) can low-sodium tomato sauce
  • 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. basil leaves
  • Dash of red pepper flakes
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Cut the squash in half. Remove all the seeds and pulp with a spoon and place cut side down on the baking sheet.

Place squash in the oven. Cook for 50 minutes.

Meanwhile, brown beef in a large pan. Once browned, drain but leave a very little fat at the bottom of the pan. Keep beef aside. 

Add the garlic to the pan with the beef drippings. Saute for 10 seconds, then add the tomato paste and cook for an additional 30 seconds. 

Add tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, pepper, salt, onion powder, garlic powder and basil leaves. Cook until starts to simmer, and then add beef back into the pan. Stir to combine. 

Bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. 

Once squash is done, flip each half over and use a fork to scoop up the stringy pulp.

Top each squash half with a few spoonfuls of sauce. Serve immediately.

by The Savvy Kitchen
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