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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

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Baked Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce

4.1 from 8 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baked Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Calories: 423kcal


  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 medium onion
  • 3 clove garlic
  • 1 pound beef, ground, 95% lean
  • 14 1/2 ounce crushed tomatoes, canned
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 4 ounce mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon parsley, fresh
  • 2 cup grapes


  • Preheat oven to 400º F.
  • With a knife, carefully score squash lengthwise where you’re going to cut it in half. Poke a few holes along the score.
  • Microwave the squash for 5 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Carefully cut the squash in a half. Scoop out the seeds.
  • Brush the inside of both halves of the squash with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the two halves cut side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Roast the squash until tender, about 30 minutes. Allow several minutes to cool.
  • Using a fork, scrape the insides to create a spaghetti-like texture. Leave insides in the squash.
  • While the squash is roasting, dice onion and mince garlic.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for an additional 30 seconds.
  • Add the ground beef. Season with salt, if desired. Cook and stir until cooked through, breaking the beef into small crumbles, 5-8 minutes.
  • Stir in the shredded squash, crushed tomatoes and Italian seasoning. Bring to a simmer.
  • Divide the beef mixture evenly between the two squash halves.
  • Sprinkle the shredded cheese evenly between both halves.
  • Return to the oven and bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped parsley. Serve immediately, with grapes on the side.
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Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 775mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g

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