This recipe was inspired by PALEOMG lady. You can google her blog and her recipes which are all outstanding. She eats very similarly to how I eat which is mostly paleo but also flexible. This recipe is perfect for you pizza lovers…satisfying that pizza craving or pasta craving MINUS all the carbs/cheese/etc. that comes along with pizza/pasta. It’s delicious and with fall right around the corner, the bulk of this recipe – spaghetti squash – is high in season! So go get the ingredients for this recipe and make it this week – seriously. You will thank me!
- 1 spaghetti squash
- 1-2 lbs of either grassfed beef or Italian sausage (or a mixture. Or ground turkey. Just be sure to season it well if you choose a plain meat)
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 – 2 cups (depending on the amount of meat you use) sugar free/organic pizza sauce/pasta sauce (pretty sure either one will work)
- 3-4 eggs
- handfuls of organic spinach
- sea salt, pepper, garlic powder/fresh garlic cloves (minced), red pepper flakes, cumin, basil
Cut the spaghetti squash in half and bake at 400 degrees face down for 20-35 minutes depending on the size. (Tip: pierce the squash first with the pointed end of the knife and then slice half of it, then turn it around and slice the other half. This is the hardest part – be careful and don’t cut yourself). When it’s done baking, remove the seeds (after it’s cooled) and use a fork and scrape all the insides out into a large bowl. It looks like spaghetti, hence the name!
NOW, Heat some coconut oil in a large cast iron skillet and add your onions and garlic and sauté for a few minutes. Next add your meat and your seasonings (eyeball these – dashes of sea salt, pepper, 1-2 teaspoons red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp cumin, 2 teaspoons basil). When your meat is browned, add your pasta/pizza sauce and let simmer over medium low heat. Pour this mixture into a large bowl with the spaghetti threads and add your 3-4 whisked eggs and 2 handfuls spinach and mix it all well with a large spoon (hint: if using 1 # meat use 3 eggs, if using 2 # meat use 4 eggs; for this recipe I used 4 eggs). Pour the mixture into a large, greased (with grassfed butter or coconut oil or ghee) glass baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.
Serves 8. ENJOY THE CHEESEY DELICIOUSNESS SANS CHEESE! I LOVE THIS RECIPE!