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Spaghetti Squash with Ground Beef Sauce

An easy weeknight recipe
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 366 kcal


  • 2 medium spaghetti squash, or one large
  • 1 lb ground beef (or other ground meat)
  • 2 jars pasta sauce


  • Preheat your oven to 400°F
  • Prepare spaghetti squash by cutting it in half lengthwise and using a spoon to scoop out the middle portion of seeds and pulp.
  • Lightly brush the spaghetti squash with olive oil and place the halves face up in an oven safe dish or tray.
  • Place squash in oven for 30-40 minutes until cooked through. The thickness of your squash will determine how long you will need. I usually take them out once I see a slightly browned surface.
  • While the squash is in the oven, begin preparing the sauce by cooking the ground meat in a large saucepan over medium heat. You can use ground beef, turkey, etc. If omitting meat and only using vegetables, place 2 tbsp olive oil in a pan before cooking vegetables.
  • Place any extra veggies into your meat mixture and allow them to cook through.
  • Add your pasta sauce!
  • Let your sauce simmer on low until your squash is ready.
  • Once the squash is done, let the squash cool until they're cool enough to handle. Then use a fork to "spoon" out the spaghetti squash into stringy squash "noodles."
  • Place squash in a bowl and then top with your pasta sauce!
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