This is really a pretty healthy dish, served with a side salad it is a meal, perfect for dieting on the go and weight watchers
- 1 medium spaghetti squash, cut in half lengthwise, seeds removed
- 1lb Ground Beef, or to continue to keep it light use 1/2 Turkey/ 1/2 beef
- 1 (14oz) can tomato sauce
- 3 egg whites, whisked
- 1 tablespoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon dried basil
- 1 tablespoon dried thyme
- salt and pepper, to taste
- shredded cheese Mozzarella, Provel or Parmesan
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, use a spoon to remove the seeds and excess threads.
Place spaghetti squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Make sure not to overcook!!
Add your ground beef/turkey to a large bowl and add ½ tablespoon of parsley, basil, and thyme and a bit of salt and pepper. Combine.
(See tip below on Fennel and Sage)
******TIP FENNEL can add a whole new flavor to your meat so try using just turkey meat with Fennel and Sage you will be AMAZED at how much flavor the meat has.
- Make your ground beef into small bite-sized meatballs.
- Now place a large skillet under medium heat, add a little olive oil then small meatballs.
- Then add your can of tomato sauce, extra herbs, and salt and pepper.
- After meatballs have cooked for about 3-4 minutes, flip them and let them simmer in the sauce.
- While the meatballs are cooking through, remove your spaghetti squash from oven and use a fork to de-thread the squash. (Scrape it and it will shred and look like spaghetti)
- Turn oven down to 350 degrees.
- Spray your muffin pan then add your spaghetti squash threads pressing down in the middle of the cup for the meatball to sit.
- Once the meatballs are done cooking, remove them from the sauce, and place each one in a muffin pan
- Sprinkle a little Parmesan or provel or mozzarella cheese as your taste requires
- Now pour just a little bit of beaten egg white on top of each muffin, spaghetti squash and the meatball.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until egg is completely cooked through.
- Extra Sauce can be served in a side dish or added to the top before baking