Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs with Sauce

spaghetti squash turkey meatballs
spaghetti squash and turkey meatballs

Ingredients for Spaghetti Squash

 

 

1 spaghetti squash

Olive oil

Garlic

Salt/pepper

 

Instructions

 

Preheat oven to 450 degrees||Cut spaghetti squash in half and scrape out the seeds||Season with olive oil, garlic, and salt/pepper to taste||Place flesh side down in a pan with aluminum foil and cook for 40 minutes until fully cooked||Once cooked wait a while for the squash to cool down and then take a fork and scrape the strands from the squash||

Ingredients for Turkey Meatballs and Sauce

 

2 tbsp olive oil

1 pack of ground turkey meat

1 onion diced

6 cloves of garlic

Bell peppers of choice diced (I use half of green, yellow, and red)

Fresh cilantro

Fresh parsley (optional)

Salt/pepper

Oregano flakes

Cumin

1 egg

1 sliced of bread (cut into small pieces) or bread crumbs

16 oz can tomato sauce

15 oz can diced tomatoes

1 tsp sugar

4 oz milk

4 oz water

Instructions

 

While Spaghetti Squash is cooking dice garlic, onion, and bell peppers as small as you (put some garlic and onions aside for the sauce)||Put all veggies in a bowl and add in turkey meat with salt/pepper, cumin, oregano, chopped cilantro, bread, and egg|| Mix all together and form meatballs, try to keep all the same size using a small scooper so all cook evenly||Once done set aside and begin sauce||In a pan heat olive oil and add in the rest of the garlic and onions||Add in salt/pepper, and oregano||Sauté for a few minutes and add in tomato sauce and diced tomatoes||Stir for a couple minutes and add in water, milk, and sugar||Once you bring up to heat add in meatballs one by one||Cook for 20 minutes or until meatballs are fully cooked, continuously stirring so they don’t stick to the pan||While meatballs cook, you can begin to scrape the strands from the squash||Serve over meatballs with sauce over spaghetti squash||Chop parsley and add over dish for garnish||Enjoy!

spaghetti squash turkey meatballs
Turkey meatballs in sauce

Keep in mind you don’t need exact measurements for veggies and dry ingredients you can make the measurements to your own liking. You can also use this recipe using regular spaghetti pasta.

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