My all time favorite CLEAN comfort dinner. I can’t stop eating this dish.
You will need:
-A spaghetti squash ( get a big one, or two small)
-about a pound of ground meat (chicken, turkey, or beef)
-1 stalk celery diced finely
-1 carrot shredded
-1/2 an onion diced finely
-3 cloves garlic crushed or chopped finely
-a slice of bread i like sprouted multi-grain
-crushed red pepper
-low sodium marinara sauce My favorite is Victoria brand tomato basil You can of course make your own, but you’ve got enough things to do, am I right?
Pre-heat the oven to 350 and start prepping your squash. Cut it in 1/2 lengthwise and scrape out all the seeds and turn upside down in a baking pan with a little water.
Mix your meat, eggs, carrot, onion, celery, and herbs together. Toast your bread and after it cools, crumble it into the mix. (store bought bread crumbs are garbage) I like to also add a tiny dash of Worcestershire sauce, a tiny splash of soy sauce and a tiny splash of balsamic vinegar. Add just a smidge of salt, some black pepper, and I like a good dose of crushed red for spice.
Fry a tiny bit of your meat mix on the stove so you can test the flavor before you bake it. Adjust seasonings as necessary.
Roll them up, put them in a baking dish, cover them in sauce
bake the squash and the meatballs about 30-35 minutes.
When the squash gives a little when you touch it, its ready. Pull them out and flip right-side up. They will overcook if you leave them upside down steaming. When you scrape a fork across the squash, it pulls into tender delicious spaghetti like strands for you to top with sauce, meatballs, and if you are feeling decadent…. a little grated hard cheese.
All the extra veggies in the meatballs make them super moist and healthier than most.
I go crazy on this dish, hope you love it as much as I do!