Spaghetti Squash with Turkey Meatballs - 24 Carrot Kitchen
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Best Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs-Easy

This is a delicious, healthy entree.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8
Calories 1019 kcal
Author Christine Galvani

Ingredients

  • 1 pounds spaghetti squash about 2-3
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil divided (could sub olive oil)
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley divided
  • 1 teaspoon italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced red pepper optional but good
  • 1 pound dark ground turkey
  • 1 28 ounce can no salt, crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spaghetti Squash
  2. Half your squash lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Pour the water in a roasting pan and place the squash face down in the pan. Roast at 400 degrees F. for about 35-45 minutes, until tender and a knife can be inserted easily through the flesh of squash. Once done, set aside to cool in pan. Once cool, use a fork to scoop out spaghetti like squash in place in a large bowl.
  3. Turkey Meatballs
  4. While the squash is cooking, start preparing the turkey meatballs. In a large bowl, add 1/4 cup parsley, 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning, onion powder, red pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
  5. Make 2 tablespoon sized meatballs. You should get about 12 meatballs. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet and cook the meatballs on medium low until completely cooked and browned, about 20 minutes. Turn off heat and set aside.
  6. Tomato Sauce
  7. In medium sized stock pot, add one tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and garlic and cook for about one minute on medium low heat. Add the crushed tomato sauce, 1/2 teaspoon italian seasoning and salt. Let flavors cook and meld together for about 10 minutes. Add meatballs to the sauce.
  8. Toss some (1-2 tablespoons) ghee or extra virgin olive oil into the spaghetti squash and combine. Portion the spaghetti squash on to serving plates, add some of the meatballs and sauce mixture and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Best Paleo Spaghetti Squash and Turkey Meatballs-Easy
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1019 Calories from Fat 963
% Daily Value*
Fat 107g165%
Saturated Fat 10g50%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 184mg8%
Potassium 231mg7%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 435IU9%
Vitamin C 7.6mg9%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.