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Perfectly Cooked Oven Roasted Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti SquashThere was a few days between my last update and this one. Things haven been a bit hectic with sick family members, doctors appointments, hospital visits etc. So now things have started to wind down I can take a moment to update this blog. I know I have something similar to this one on my Bolognese post but I just wanted to make a post dedicated to this squash.

Spaghetti squash can be used for so many things but most people use it just as a spaghetti substitute. Here are some alternatives you can use it for.

  • Spaghetti Squash Pizza
  • Spaghetti Squash Salad
  • Base for meatballs
  • Buffalo Chicken Spaghetti Squash
  • Those are just some sample things you can do with Spaghetti Squash, hopefully it just gives you some thing to think about. It is really easy to actually cook this squash. You just need to cut it length wise, scoop out all the seeds, salt and pepper to taste and lastly bake it at 375 and cook it for 30-45 mins based off how large your squash is.

    Pretty simple right? If you have alternatives that I should try please let me know!

    Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese Sauce

    spaghetti squash with bolognese sauce

    So today I had my first realization, a true realization that I can do this. You when I first started with this paleo change I kept craving breads etc, I love bread anything bread with butter yummmm! So I would crave it alot and more than just bread would be Italian food. Pasta, pizza anything that had red tomato sauce on it I wanted. My wife got a bit creative today atleast for me, some of you that have done this for a while probably would laugh at this but she made a spaghetti squash. To be honest before this week I had no idea such a thing existed.

    On a funny side note after realizing that I needed to cut the squash because it was pretty much a pain to cut and she couldn’t she started scraping the seeds out. I turned to her and asked wait isn’t that the spaghetti stuff we are supposed to each, her response ::rolls eyes:: no that is the seed and the stem filling. I should have just listed at that point I mean she does pretty much cook all day and anything that does not involve making sweets or BBQing I know crap about. As I said I should have stopped but not me, not today I pressed forward convinced she was wrong. When they came out the over I was like you see there is nothing in it. One fork swipe by her later I was like ahhhh yea never mind, and it was at that moment she laughed at me. Nothing says I love you like a good old fashion poke fun at the husband game.

    So outside of that story this recipe was actually amazing. I really like the taste and texture of the Squash it really tasted amazing. This recipe did not take to long to make, yes I can say that because outside of the questioning of the squash I actually helped cook dinner tonight.

    Spaghetti Squash with Bolognese Sauce


      For the Spaghetti Squash
    • 1 Spaghetti Squash
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
    • For the Bolognese Sauce
    • 1 lb Ground Beef
    • 1/2 White Onion (diced)
    • 1 Tomato(diced)
    • 1 Can Diced Tomato
    • 3 Cloves Garlic (Minced)
    • 1/3 cup Balsamic Vinegar
    • 1 Zucchini (Diced)
    • 2 tsp Salt
    • 1 tsp Black Pepper
    • 1 tsp Coconut Oil


      For the Spaghetti Squash
    1. Preheat the over to 400
    2. Cut the squash in half length wise
    3. Clean out the seeds and pit area
    4. Add salt and pepper to taste
    5. Bake for 45 mins
    6. For the Bolognese Sauce
    7. In a pan heat to medium high
    8. Add coconut oil
    9. Add the tomato, onion, garlic, zucchini and salt and pepper to the pan and cook until the flavors mix (~3-5 min)
    10. Add the ground beef and cook it through
    11. Add vinegar and mix all ingredients together
    12. Add the can of diced tomato and let all the flavors mix again while stirring, cook for about 3-5 mins so the sauce can thicken a bit
    13. Combine them
    14. After taking the squash out rake out the squash using a fork this will give the spaghetti like structure. Scoop out a batch of the squash that you just pulled off and put it in a plate. Top with the Bolognese sauce and enjoy