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Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce Recipe
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Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce
Strands of spaghetti squash are topped with a paleo-friendly meat sauce. See more

Spaghetti Squash with Paleo Meat Sauce

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"I made some spaghetti and it turned out SO good and super filling. One batch could last you the entire week! Chicken or turkey can be substituted for the ground beef. Try adding Italian herbs, like parsley, oregano, and fennel!"

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    40 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    1 hr 10 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Pour water into a baking dish. Place squash halves with cut sides down in baking dish; roast for until tender, 30 to 40 minutes.
  3. While squash is baking, cook and stir ground beef and onions in a skillet over medium-high heat until the beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink. Drain and discard any excess grease. Set beef aside.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir mushrooms, zucchini, green and red bell peppers, both amounts of crushed tomatoes, basil, oregano and thyme. Simmer over medium heat until vegetables are cooked through and tender, about 10 minutes. Add the ground beef and onions; stir to combine. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally, while you finish preparing spaghetti squash.
  5. Scrape the inside of hot spaghetti squash halves with a fork to shred the squash into strands; divide onto 8 plates. Drizzle each serving of spaghetti squash with 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil and top each serving with a generous amount of meat sauce.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 19, 2014

I used 1 pound of Bison and 1 pound of Veal and made meatballs. I added 4 garlic cloves, salt and use whole peeled tomatoes and crushed them with my cavewoman's hand!! . I only put 2 teaspoons of red pepper flakes not 1 tablespoon, I may use less next time. Very tasty!! I'm learning how to cook for my Paleo diet and this will defiantly go into by recipe box!!!! Here's to our Health!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Nov 17, 2012

For a paleo diet dinner it was ok. But I agree that it's way too bland.

Aug 20, 2012

The dish needed more flavor...garlic would have been a great addition.

Oct 26, 2012

More flavor was needed in this dish. The spaghetti squash is watery and bland and I will not buy again. The sauce made lots and I had to tweak it so I added some leftover spaghetti sauce, garlic, oregano, italian seasoning and a little salt. The sauce then worked great served over spaghetti.

Jun 19, 2013

Relatively bland, but simple meal. I needed to use 2 spaghetti squash, not 1. Good leftovers. I've made better spag. squash paleo recipes, so I'd honestly skip this if you were considering.

Jan 20, 2014

I appreciate the ingredients, but something is missing... and it's not just salt. As a side note, the amount of salt I added to this dish is appalling. It needs something that would add depth and tie it all together, and I'm not sure what that ingredient is. As it stands now, the recipe is very bland and one note. However, the spaghetti squash is fab. This recipe inspires me to use spaghetti squash as a pasta sub in other dishes. We loved the texture and didn't even miss the pasta! Just need to figure out how to spice this dish up because it definitely has potential!

Aug 10, 2012

I made this and we loved it, the only thing I left out was the mushrooms, as my husband does not like them, but did everything else as directed, and it was great.

Sep 15, 2013

Absolutely amazing!


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  • Calories
  • 388 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 52 mg
  • 17%
  • Fat
  • 29.9 g
  • 46%
  • Fiber
  • 3.2 g
  • 13%
  • Protein
  • 17 g
  • 34%
  • Sodium
  • 167 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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