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Bolognese Style Pork Ragu over Spaghetti Squash

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  Ground pork 1 1⁄2 Pound
  Finely chopped celery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped onion 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Crushed garlic/1 cloves garlic, minced 1 Teaspoon, prepared
  Tomato paste 2 Tablespoon
  Italian seasoning 1 Teaspoon
  Canned low sodium chicken broth 14 1⁄2 Ounce (1 can)
  Half and half 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Spaghetti squash 4 Pound
  Grated parmesan 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (optional)

1. Brown pork in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring to break up meat. Add celery and onion; cook and stir 5 minutes over medium heat or until vegetables are tender. Add garlic, cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in tomato paste and Italian seasoning.
2. Stir in broth. Reduce heat. Simmer 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Add half-and-half; cook, stirring constantly, until hot. Skim off excess fat.
4. Meanwhile, pierce spaghetti squash several times with knife. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 15 minutes until squash is tender (squash will yield when pressed with finger). Let cool 10 to 15 minutes. Cut in half, scoop out and discard seeds. Separate flesh into strands with fork; keep squash warm.
5. Serve 1/2 cup meat sauce over 1 cup spaghetti squash. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan, if desired.

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Main Dish

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2937 Calories from Fat 1692

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 189 g291.1%

Saturated Fat 76 g379.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 589.5 mg196.5%

Sodium 2565.7 mg106.9%

Total Carbohydrates 159 g53.2%

Dietary Fiber 4.5 g18%

Sugars 11.9 g

Protein 166 g331.2%

Vitamin A 53.1% Vitamin C 100.3%

Calcium 142.5% Iron 80.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Bolognese Style Pork Ragu Over Spaghetti Squash Recipe