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Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

A simple recipe for spaghetti using spaghetti Squash is a delicious and low calorie dish for kids.
  Spaghetti squash 4 Pound, halved stem to blossom end, seeded (1 Large Sized)
  90% lean ground beef 1 Pound
  Minced peeled garlic 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Food You Feel Good About)
  Mirepoix 8 Ounce, cut and cleaned (1 Package, Food You Feel Good About)
  Chicken stock 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Food You Feel Good About, Culinary Stock)
  Bolognese sauce 16 1⁄2 Ounce (1 Jar, Italian Classics)
  Organic milk 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Chopped fresh basil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
  Grated pecorino romano cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs) (Italian Classics, Cheese Shop)

1. Place squash, skin side up (one half at a time), on microwave-safe dish; cover with microwave-safe plastic wrap. Microwave on HIGH 10-12 min, until tender. Let rest covered 10-15 min, until cool enough to handle; carefully remove plastic wrap to avoid steam.

2. Run tines of fork lengthwise over cut surface of squash to loosen spaghetti-like strands; scoop out strands. Set aside and keep warm.

3. Brown beef in large skillet on MEDIUM 2-3 min, stirring occasionally; drain well.

4. Add garlic and mirepoix; cook, stirring, 3-4 min. Add broth; heat to simmering. Add Bolognese sauce; simmer 10 min. Add milk; simmer 5 min. Season to taste with basil, salt, and pepper. Serve sauce over squash; top with grated cheese.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Very Easy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
A simple spaghetti squash recipe that even kids can prepare. All you need is a squash and your favorite readymade marinara sauce to go with it. This is a good recipe to assign to your kids when they are learning to cook.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 307 Calories from Fat 51

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 5 g8.3%

Saturated Fat 1.8 g9.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 9.7 mg3.2%

Sodium 1149.6 mg47.9%

Total Carbohydrates 44 g14.5%

Dietary Fiber 7 g28%

Sugars 8.1 g

Protein 24 g48.9%

Vitamin A 110.1% Vitamin C 26.4%

Calcium 20.5% Iron 9.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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