Spaghetti Squash Pasta With Turkey Meatballs

With fewer carbs, none of the gluten and about a quarter of the calories of ordinary pasta, noodles made from spaghetti squash are a smart substitute when comfort food cravings kick in. Think they sound like too much work? Eight minutes is all you need to pile your plate high with fork-twirling veggie strands that pair perfectly with your favorite marinara sauce and protein-packed turkey meatballs.

Turkey Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash

 

Spaghetti Squash Pasta & Turkey Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

1 whole spaghetti squash
Extra-lean ground turkey
1 onion, diced
1 whole egg
Gluten-free breadcrumbs
All-natural marinara sauce
Optional: garlic powder, to taste
Coconut oil

Directions

Spaghetti squash pasta

  1. Cut squash lengthwise and scrape out seeds.
  2. Place squash on a microwave-safe plate filled with water to cover the bottom.
  3. Microwave squash for about 8 minutes, until tender; let squash cool.
  4. Use fork to scrape insides into long strands.

Turkey meatballs

  1. In a large bowl, combine all meatball ingredients except marinara sauce.
  2. Shape mixture into meatballs. Heat coconut oil in skillet over high heat.
  3. Add meatballs to skillet; reduce heat to medium and cook meatballs until browned on all sides, about 15 minutes.
  4. In separate pot, heat marinara sauce. Add cooked meatballs to marinara sauce and continue simmering for about 10 minutes.
  5. Serve meatballs over spaghetti squash pasta.

 

Amy Clevenger

Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutheran University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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Amy Clevenger is a Los Angeles-based food blogger. In 2013, she started her popular Instagram account @FantasticallyFit to help keep her accountable in her journey to better health. Clevenger’s brand has since expanded to include Fantastically-Fit.com and the popular e-recipe book series, Healthy Eats. Clevenger’s passion for healthy eating and cooking began while she was pursuing her master’s degree in counseling and guidance from Cal Lutheran University. Her work with families helped her to realize that living a healthy, happy life starts in the kitchen. She believes clean eating doesn’t have to mean giving up on great taste. Today, Clevenger is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Los Angeles with her three cats, Kailani, Confettu and Harley.

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