Sweetie Pie “Spaghetti” & Meatballs

27 Oct

 

 

           What? That’s NOT spaghetti??!

 

This healthy dish is a wonderful substitute for your traditional spaghetti ‘n’ meatballs. Eat one of the all-time favorite comfort foods with absolutely no guilt at all. Serve with a side salad or small piece of homemade garlic bread! Trust me: it’s so darn good that your guests won’t even know it’s not real spaghetti. Note: this recipe is GF- gluten free AND guilt free! 

 

*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 c. of fresh Marinara sauce

-1 clove garlic, crushed

-1 tsp. salt

-1 TB red pepper flakes

-1/4 c. red onion, chopped into small pieces

-1 tsp. pepper

-1 TB basil 

-Extra Virgin Olive Oil 

 

 

1. Preheat oven to 375. Cut squash in half (lengthwise). Scoop out the insides, and set on a large baking sheet. Coat squash with olive oil, along with the dry ingredients “for squash” listed above. Bake for 45 minutes.

 

2. In the meantime, mix ground turkey in a large bowl with 2 TB olive oil, salt, pepper and chopped onion. Once mixed, form small 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. Remove squash from oven, and scrape with fork to pull out all of the “spaghetti” onto 4 plates. Top with a dash of Parmesan cheese.

 

 

 


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3 Responses to “Sweetie Pie “Spaghetti” & Meatballs”

  1. Tes October 27, 2010 at 12:30 pm #

    I love this light and healthy spaghetti and meatball recipe. It sounds fresh and delicious. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe!

    • healthychicks October 27, 2010 at 12:32 pm #

      Glad you like the recipe Tes! It really does taste wonderful, and it’s clean, light ‘n’ healthy too : )

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