Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - comforting, healthy, and DELISH. | asimplepalate.com

Any spaghetti squash fans out there? ?? If not, I’m about to make you a believer. Because this recipe rocks!

This delicious dish is all about simple. Find your favorite jarred pasta sauce, pop that spaghetti squash in the oven, and you’ll have a delicious + satisfying dinner in no time.

Normally on any given day I will scarf down any and every pasta. I’m that weird person that finds so much joy in making pasta sauce, letting it cook for hours, and bringing to the table a hearty pasta dinner. I grew up in a family from Jersey/Queens, NY that lived and breathed Italian food. So, that being said, it’s one of my weaknesses. So during the week I try to keep it healthy by making veggie pasta! If you aren’t big on converting vegetables into pasta replacements, I hope this recipe converts you. Because it’s DELISH.

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - comforting, healthy, and DELISH. | asimplepalate.com

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - comforting, healthy, and DELISH. | asimplepalate.com

Drew and I are HUGE on pasta, but as of late have been eating lots of zucchini/spaghetti squash pasta’s to lighten things up. Because we all know fall/winter brings on the hybernation, give me comforting food feels – so squash is my go-to to help those weeknight pasta craves.

And adding a bolognese sauce is the perfect way to get protein when you have a veggie as the main ingredient. This recipe is in EVERY way delicious, healthy, and all that I desire on a crisp fall evening for dinz.

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - comforting, healthy, and DELISH. | asimplepalate.com

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese - comforting, healthy, and DELISH. | asimplepalate.com

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Ingredients

  • 2 large cans crushed tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • sea salt & pepper
  • 1 package all-natural ground beef
  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 1 medium spaghetti squash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400Place spaghetti squash in microwave for 4-5 minutes to soften. Cut in half and scrape seeds out. Brush inside squash with olive oil, season with salt and pepper and lay face down on a sheet pan. Place in oven for 30 minutes until inside is soft and you are able to scrape into spaghetti with a fork.
  2. While squash is in the oven, in a medium pot on low heat, saute minced garlic in olive oil for half a minute until aromatic. Add ground beef, salt & pepper and let cook on low-medium heat stirring often until beef has cooked through. Add crushed tomatoes to cooked beef. Salt and pepper to taste and let sauce simmer on medium heat for 15-20 until it's thickened, stir often. Add herbs to sauce at very end.
  3. Serve spaghetti squash with bolognese sauce - sprinkle with cheese, favorite herb toppings and toasted french bread on the side! YUM.

Recipe Notes

Feel free to use a jar of pasta sauce with this recipe as well to simplify it. I go both ways depending on what's in my pantry! Tastes DELISH either way. I normally go with an all-natural pasta sauce that has no added sugar when using purchased sauce.

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