Healthy & Flavorful Spaghetti and Meatballs

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Healthy & Flavorful Spaghetti and Meatballs

If you haven’t tried spaghetti squash yet, this is the perfect recipe to try for it. Enjoy one of your classic favorites without the high carbohydrate count, and pair it with these delicious homemade meatballs for a balanced meal.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 266 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds lean, organic, grass-fed ground beef
  • 2 pound lean, sweet turkey sausage
  • 8 celery stalks, diced
  • 2 yellow onion, diced
  • 6 carrots, diced
  • 6 omega-3, eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 4 Tablespoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • Optional: handful of olives

Sauce

  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • splash of white wine
  • 2 cups fresh basil, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, chopped
  • dash of salt and pepper

Noodles

  • 1 spaghetti squash

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Wash spaghetti squash and poke all over with a knife. Place directly on the middle oven rack and bake for 1 hour. 

  2. Remove squash from oven and allow to cool. Once cooled, slice in half and remove the seeds. Scoop the spaghetti squash strands out with a large spoon, set aside in a bowl.

  3. Throw all of the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix with your hands. Form into large, golf ball sized meatballs.

  4. Combine all of the sauce ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well.

  5. Cook with Crockpot: Place the meatballs in your slow cooker. Cover with the sauce and cook on low for 6-8 hours. 

  6. OR Cook with stovetop: Place meatballs in a large pot. Cover with sauce and cook, covered, over low heat for 2-3 hours.

  7. Place a scoop of spaghetti squash noodles on each plate, top with meatballs and some sauce and then throw on a few olives.

  8. Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 266 calories, 12g fat, 426mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate, 4g fiber, and 26g protein 

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