Cason and I tried spaghetti squash several months ago and it was a total dud. I was looking forward to the “noodle” like consistency and it turned out to be a soggy/wet mess. After much encouragement to give it another try (maybe I overcooked it or it was a bad squash) I bought another one! Cason found a spaghetti squash pizza recipe she wanted to try so we altered it a bit and created our very own recipe. Needless to say, the outcome was delish! If you’re craving pizza and want a “healthy” version you’ve got to give this recipe a try.
Spaghetti Squash Pizza Bake:
:: 1 large spaghetti squash
:: 1 lb lean ground beef (or ground turkey or Italian sausage depending on what you prefer)
:: 1/2 onion chopped
:: 1 teaspoon minced garlic
:: 1 1/2 cups pizza sauce
:: 1 teaspoon dried basil
:: salt and pepper to taste
:: 3 eggs, whisked
:: 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese (I used veggie cheese and it worked great but feel free to use the real thing!)
:: turkey pepperoni’s
Step 1 | Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut spaghetti squash in half lengthwise (Be Careful!) and scoop out seeds. Season with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper. Place squash cut side down on a baking sheet and bake for 20-25 minutes. Once squash is done remove from oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees.
Step 2 | Shred spaghetti squash and place in an 8 x 8 greased baking dish.
Step 3 | In a large pan cook ground beef, onion, and garlic on medium high heat until no pink remains. Add pizza sauce, dried basil, salt, and pepper to the pan and mix well.
Step 4 | Add meat sauce mixture to the spaghetti squash strands and mix well.
Step 5 | Add whisked eggs to the baking dish and mix everything together until you no longer see eggs. Place in the oven and bake 1 hour. When there is about 15 minutes left on the timer, top with mozzarella cheese and pepperoni’s then continue cooking.
Step 6 | Let rest 5 minutes before serving!
This dinner hit the spot and I can promise you I’m adding it to my list of regular weeknight meals!