Lean and Green Spaghetti Squash Bolognese

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Mar 11, 2021 | Jump to Instructions

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Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
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Spaghetti squash is a truly remarkable thing and coupled with the high protein, low-calorie bolognese sauce you'll be amazed. The entire family is bound to love the Spaghetti Squash Bolognese recipe and the great thing is you'll be staying on plan!

Do you dream of eating
Italian
food every night? Prepare this lean and green
Spaghetti Squash Bolognese
recipe and you'll have a
Italian
entree that is absolutely amazing, keeps you on plan and satisfies your cravings!

 

Difficulty
Easy
Servings
4
Cooking Time
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes

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Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Ingredients

  • 1 medium Spaghetti Squash Halved
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 11/4 lbs Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 cup Diced Tomatoes Diced
  • 2 stalk Scallions Minced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 tbsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp Salt (optional)*
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp Low-fat Parmesan Cheese

Lean & Green Spaghetti Squash Bolognese Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400*F.
  2. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Bake spaghetti squash with the cut side facing down on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes, or until the flesh of the squash can be easily shredded with a fork. When the squash is finished, remove from the oven and scrape the flesh out with a fork into a bowl. Measure out 3 cups and reserve any extras for another meal. Add 1/4 teaspoon of salt (optional) and the basil leaves to the 3 cups of spaghetti squash, and mix to combine.
  3. While the squash is cooking, combine the ground beef with the tomatoes, scallions, water, paprika, pepper, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt into a pot. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Once the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to a medium-low and simmer for about 30 minutes.

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