Having been so busy lately with work, getting the house in order and managing multiple projects outside of all of that, I’ve decided to squeeze in a few mins of time to post something on here. Don’t get too excited now, its just what I ate for dinner last night. Spaghetti squash with beef tomato sauce. Keep reading if you want to see more photos and a little bit on how I made it 🙂
Forgive me if this isn’t super detailed, I literally came home from work and started cooking immediately due to fierce tummy grumbles and lunch being a full 6 hours before. Luckily, I had my camera already downstairs. Ok onto my dinner. So here you see a spaghetti squash cut in half. I poured some olive oil in the glass pan and let these babies bake in the oven for 45 mins at 450F.
Once 30 mins had passed, I used the remaining 15 mins the squash was in the oven to start prepping the sauce. Here’s a lovely photo of the 1 pound of ground beef I was cooking in the skillet. In another pot I had italian tomato pasta sauce coming to a boil.
Once the ground beef was all cooked and drained, I tossed it into my pasta sauce and let that simmer for a bit.
While the pasta sauce was at a slow boil, I removed the squash from the oven. Don’t worry about the ends being a little ‘burned’, what matters is the centers are nice and cooked. Now for the fun part!
Spaghetti squash is such an odd thing, but a great no carb alternative to having actual spaghetti. To remove the squash from the halves, simply take a fork and scrape the squash out in the direction of the ‘noodles’ in this case, just towards the center. It will fall apart in noodle shaped pieces!
And there it is! The vegetable version of spaghetti 🙂 Time for plating!
I’ve been a fan of spaghetti squash for years now. It’s great prepared in different ways but as actual ‘spaghetti’ is the one I frequent most. With B’s and my trip coming up in a few weeks, we’ve been really watching what we eat and finding healthy alternatives to the food we love is a must. Each squash is enough for 3 generous servings. Super easy and delicious (it definitely tastes like veggies and less like spaghetti but in a good way I promise).