Recipe by Joodie the Foodie

Spaghetti Squash Boat with Bolognese

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Meat Meat
Easy Easy
2 Servings

No Allergens specified

45 Minutes

Spaghetti squash is such a unique vegetable. It’s like spaghetti, but totally natural! I stir-fried some leftover meat with tomato sauce and slathered that on top of the spaghetti squash. Made my favorite healthy side – roasted zucchini circles – to add some color and round out the meal.


Main ingredients

  • 1 spaghetti squash

  • salt

  • freshly cracked Gefen Black Pepper

  • 1 pound ground beef

  • 1 onion, diced

  • 2 and 1/2 teaspoons sweet paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon spicy paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander

  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste

  • pinch of Gefen Allspice

  • 4 tablespoons Gefen Ketchup

  • 1 can crushed tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

  • garlic powder, to taste

Zucchini Rounds


Make the Spaghetti Squash


Preheat the oven to 400°F.


Cut squash in half and scoop out all the seeds and gook. Sprinkle with salt and freshly ground pepper. Place squash face-down in a shallow baking dish with a little bit of water. Bake at 400°F for 40–60 minutes until tender, but not falling apart. Take out of the oven and allow it to cool.


While your spaghetti squash bakes, prepare your meat sauce. Brown the meat in a large sauté pan. Discard the extra fat/liquid and put the meat on the side. 


In the same pan heat up the olive oil. Add the onion and sauté until golden. Add the meat back in and then add in all the spices and mix well. Add the ketchup, sauce, sugar, salt and garlic powder and mix well. Remove from the flame.


Once the squash has cooled, scrape out some of the spaghetti squash, making sure to leave a quarter-inch border around the skin. Mix the scraped-out squash with the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper.


Replace the spaghetti squash mixture back into its shells and top with meat sauce.

Prepare the Zucchini Rounds


Preheat the oven to 400°F.


Slice zucchini into very thin rounds either using a knife or a mandolin.


Place them on a baking sheet lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. Drizzle olive oil and season with garlic powder, onion powder, sea salt, freshly cracked black pepper and crushed red pepper flakes if you like heat. Toss everything to coat evenly.


Make sure they’re in a single layer and then place in oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes keep a close eye on them because they go from perfect to burnt very quickly.


This recipe originally appeared on Joodie the Foodie. Visit joodiethefoodie.com for more fresh perspectives on classic dishes.

Spaghetti Squash Boat with Bolognese

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