Spaghetti Squash With Turkey Meatballs

9 Nov

This healthy dish is a wonderful substitute for your traditional spaghetti ‘n’ meatballs. Eat one of the all-time favorite comfort foods for absolutely no guilt at all.

*serves 4
For squash:
-1 spaghetti squash
-2 TB extra virgin olive oil
-1 tsp. cinnamon
-1 TB ground pepper
-1 TB red pepper flakes
-1 TB oregano
-1 TB parsley
For meatballs/sauce:
-1 package lean ground turkey
-1 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
-1 clove garlic, crushed
-1 tsp. salt
-1 TB red pepper flakes
-1/4 cup red onion, chopped into small pieces
-1 tsp. pepper
-1 TB basil
-extra virgin olive oil
1. Preheat oven to 375. Cut the squash in half (lengthwise) with a large, sharp knife. Scoop out the insides, and set on a large baking sheet. Coat the squash with the olive oil, along with the dry ingredients “for squash” listed above. Pop in the oven and set timer for 45 minutes.
2. In the meantime, mix the ground turkey in a large bowl with 2 TB olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped onion. Once evenly mixed, formulate small to medium sized meatballs with hands. Place them on a large skillet coated with olive oil on medium-high heat. Saute the meatballs until crispy. Add in the marinara sauce, basil and garlic and let simmer on low heat.
3. Take squash out of the oven, and scrape with fork to pull out all of the “spaghetti” onto a large plate. 
4. Evenly distribute 4 servings, topping each with the meatballs and sauce. Add parmesan cheese on top if desired and serve with a piece of fresh garlic bread or salad!

One Response to “Spaghetti Squash With Turkey Meatballs”


  1. 6 Non-Trends I’m Loving Right NOW « Healthy Chicks - September 16, 2010

    […] agave syrup and nutmeg, the absolute perfect fall dish. I also can’t wait to make my famous “Spaghetti and Meatballs” made with turkey meat balls and spaghetti squash. Nifty, […]

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