Healthy, Low-Carb Spaghetti


Spaghetti Squash with Tomatoes, Spinach & Garlic Turkey Meat Sauce
Serves: 4-6
Healthy, low-carb version of the traditional dish, spaghetti & meatballs.
  • 1 – spaghetti squash (3-4 lbs)
  • 12 white button mushrooms (stemmed & sliced)
  • 3 garlic cloves (chopped)
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup diced onions
  • 4 cups spinach
  • 12 oz. lean ground turkey meat (99% fat-free)
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Sea salt & pepper
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
  2. Cut the squash lengthwise in half, avoiding the stem.
  3. Place the halves cut sides up in a baking dish.
  4. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the flesh is easily pierced with a knife[br]
  1. Heat 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium heat.
  2. Bring oil to a simmer then add the onions and mushrooms.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in tomatoes and garlic; and season with garlic powder, pepper and just a pinch of salt.
  5. Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  6. Add spinach and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.[br]
  1. Spray a separate skillet with non-stick cooking spray and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add turkey meat and season with garlic powder, pepper & sea salt.
  3. Cook for 15 minutes, using a wooden spoon to break up clumps.
  4. Once meat is completely browned, stir into the sauce until well incorporated and heated through.[br]
[Back to the squash]
  1. Scoop out the squash seeds.
  2. Use a fork (or two) to shred the squash flesh, dragging the fork through lengthwise. Transfer the “spaghetti” strands to a mixing bowl or serving platter.
  3. Spoon the sauce over the squash and toss to incorporate, or spoon evenly over the squash. Serve right away.
Calories: 263 Fat: 8.4g Saturated fat: 1.4g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 20.3g Sugar: 7g Sodium: 203mg Fiber: 4 Protein: 29g Cholesterol: 55g


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