Not Your Regular Spaghetti & Meatballs


Spaghetti and meatballs is a classic comfort food that the entire family can enjoy.  This recipe, however, is not your typical spaghetti meatballs, but an adaptation of the classic.  This recipe inspired by the Food Network Channel,  is a  great way to have a comfort meal without all the carbohydrates.

This recipe has some similarities to the original,  minus the tomato sauce and the meatballs.  When you try it,  i’ll bet you you’ll think it’s the real deal.


My daughter enjoying her meal













Not Your Regular Spaghetti & Meatballs


30 minPrep Time

1 hr, 15 Cook Time

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What you will need

  • 1 large Spaghetti Squash
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Parmesan cheese (for topping)
  • For Tomato Sauce:
  • 2 cups of to tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon dry oregano
  • 1/2 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder
  • For Turkey Meatballs:
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground turkey
  • 1 cup Vidalia onion (small dice)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoons pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon onion powder

How to Make it

  1. Set oven temperature to 350 degrees
  2. Cut spaghetti squash into 2 halves, remove the seeds and place cut side up on a baking sheet (no oil or seasoning) and cook for 45 - 55 minutes
  3. In a medium size bowl add the ground turkey, onion, garlic, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and mix well
  4. Make individual meatballs, about the size of a golf ball ( this will make about 10-12)
  5. In a large saute pan on, medium high heat, add the oil and add the meatballs. Cook for about 2 minutes on the first side and then flip to the opposite side. Cover, lower heat to medium low and let cook for about 15-20 minutes
  6. In a separate saucepan, add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, oregano, salt, pepper, garlic powder and onion powder and simmer on low for about 15 minutes
  7. When the spaghetti squash has cooked, remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes. When manageable to the touch, use a fork and scrape through the skin until it all looks like spaghetti and is removed from the shell
  8. Remove the tomato sauce from the heat and add the squash then mix well
  9. Serve the spaghetti squash and add about 3 meatballs then top with Parmesan cheese




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