Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
Holy moly – where does the time go. It’s already the end of February and I realized that I haven’t posted in weeks. Our food challenge is over and it was an amazing success. Of the 34 people who participated in it, the group lost over 100 pounds collectively in just 45 days! All from changing the way they ate! It was an incredible achievement and we were so proud of everyone. Nearly everyone will continue some form of paleo after the food challenge and have incorporated a significant amount of vegetables in their diet which is wonderful. One of the recipes that helped get us through the challenge was this one. Spaghetti squash is a wonderful substitute for pasta and incredibly easy to make.
1 spaghetti squash
1 pound ground beef
1 large onion – chopped
1 tablespoon minced garlic
2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 15 oz can of organic tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh parsley – chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon of red pepper flakes
Salt & Pepper
Cut your squash in half lengthwise. (Note – you can cut it in half the other way but I like my squash to have longer strands so that I think I’m getting a ‘noodle’. I know – we all know it’s not pasta but I can pretend can’t I?) Be careful to have a firm grip on your squash – cutting these guys can be a bit dangerous. Once you’ve halved the squash, you can either bake it in the oven for 30 minutes at 350 degrees or microwave it. I personally microwave mine because it’s easier and faster for me You can microwave for 7-8 minutes. Let cool for a few minutes.
To make the bolognese sauce, you can follow my recipe below that I posted before with my Spaghetti Bolognese with Kelp Noodles recipe. But feel free to do any type of sauce with the spaghetti squash. It will absorb any flavor you want.
Once your squash has cooled, take a fork and simply just fork out the squash noodles. Just be mindful to separate and take out the seeds and the seed strands. It’s incredibly fast and easy. These ‘noodles’ taste great and are so easy to make. They have a high water content so keep that in mind when you add sauces. Once you have finished your bolognese sauce, just add on top of these noodles. Serve and enjoy!