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Posted by on Feb 7, 2014 in NonVeg | 0 comments

Spaghetti Squash with meatballs

Spaghetti Squash with meatballs

  • SumoMe

It has been a while since I have cooked something and blogged about it. Blaming it on cold around here, I have been slacking with cooking and  photography.

Yesterday was another full day. On the busy day like that, we often have easy meal. Spaghetti with meat ball belongs to that category.I added little bit of twist to make it even more easier and bit healthier for us.I have been meaning to use spaghetti squash for quite some time instead of pasta but we are not squash fan around here, so I was reluctant.

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I was very skeptical at the dinner table at first but it turned out to be a pleasant surprise. My husband liked the change. My kids ate the meatballs not a fan of spaghetti yet .I personally liked it better than pasta. It is lighter, softer and sweeter than pasta.

We are not going to give up on pasta but we have this version in rotation now.Give it a try, you may be surprised.

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Spaghetti Squash with meatballs

Ingredients

    Spaghetti Squash
  1. 1 spaghetti squash
  2. 2 tablespoon butter melted
  3. Chopped parsley/basil
  4. Salt to taste
  5. Tomato Sauce
  6. 1-28 Oz can whole San Marzano tomatoes
  7. 1 heaping tablespoon tomato paste
  8. 2 cloves of garlic
  9. 1 red dry chili
  10. 2-3 Tablespoon Olive oil
  11. Salt to taste
  12. Meatball
  13. 1 lb. Ground chicken
  14. 2 Tsp Garlic Herb spices (Mrs. Dash)
  15. 1 Egg
  16. 2 pieces of bread soaked in milk and squeezed out
  17. ½ tsp sage
  18. 1/2 tsp Turmeric powder(optional)
  19. Salt and pepper to taste
  20. Topping
  21. Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Roast the whole spaghetti squash for 30-35 mins at 400F.
  2. Once done,let it cool. Cut it in half.Using a fork, gently scoop out the pulpy-strands.
  3. Add melted butter. Season it with salt. Sprinkle it with chopped basil or parsley.
  4. In the meantime,while Squash is cooking,mix all the meatball ingredients in a bowl.
  5. Shape it into little meatballs.
  6. In a large pan, add olive oil, chopped garlic and red chili broken into pieces.
  7. Let it get warm in oil and release its aroma.
  8. Crush the whole tomatoes and add it to the pan.Also add tomato paste.
  9. Let it cook for 5 minutes.
  10. Add the meatball to the sauce. Cover it.
  11. After 10 mins, turn the meat balls.
  12. Let it cook for another 10 mins, covered.
  13. In a bowl,add spaghetti squash.
  14. Top it with meatballs and sauce.
  15. Garnish it with freshly grated Parmesan cheese/chopped parsley.
  16. Enjoy.
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