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

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

Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

Servings 4
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins

Simple Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese sauce - a healthy way to enjoy pasta and load up on vegetables! 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: baked spaghetti squash recipe, spaghetti squash
Calories: 247 kcal

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

You can also use your favorite tomato sauce for this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Simple Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 247
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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