Intimidated by replacing pasta with squash? I was too…

This is a good recipe to give it a try. It’s one of my favorite simple spaghetti squash dishes made with whole foods! It’s a classic Italian flavored meal with a healthy twist and has less processed ingredients. If you like spaghetti, you won’t miss the pasta with this easy hearty recipe.

I’ll be honest the squash makes you work for it, but it’s worth it. The spaghetti squash scraper works like a charm. Make enough for leftovers and meal prep to stretch it out an extra meal or two.

Nutrition Info:

Squash: although pasta still has a special place in my heart, replacing it with squash gets you some extra fiber and antioxidants! It’s also a lower carb options (about 150 calories and 35 grams of carbs per serving). A cup of spaghetti squash is only about 42 calories! If you’re quantity person, this option is for you! It fills up the plate and your stomach as a nutrient dense ingredient.

Broccoli: is a nutrient packed veggie that is low in calories. Just one cup of broccoli provides over 100 percent of your daily need for vitamin C and vitamin K and is also a good source of vitamin A, folate, and potassium.

Deer: contains much less saturated fat than beef and slightly more protein. We use wild game at my house because I like to know where my meat comes from and I prefer the flavor:)

Simple Spaghetti Squash

Cuisine

American

Prep Time

40 min

Cook Time

15 mins

Servings

6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Large Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 Large Onions Diced
  • 4 Cups Broccoli Chopped
  • 1 1/2 lb Ground Deer Any ground meat works!
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Italian Seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp Red Pepper Flakes Optional
  • 2 1/2 Cup Tomato Sauce Optional
  • Parmesan Cheese Optional Topping

Instructions

  1. Cut squash into fourths. Put one fourth at a time, face down in a microwavable bowl, half full with water. Microwave each fourth for 6 minutes.
  2. Scrape out squash with a fork into large pan. Add 1 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. Add 1 Tbsp garlic, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Mix together on low heat.
  3. In second medium sized pan sauté broccoli and onion in 1/2 Tbsp of olive oil.
  4. In third large pan, cook ground meat with paprika, garlic, pepper, onion powder until brown.

Things You Might Need

Spaghetti Squash Scraper

Tomato Sauce

Veggie Mincer/Food Processor

Veggie Knife

The Final Product