Spaghetti Squash with Homemade Tomato Sauce & Turkey Meatballs


Pasta is one of my favorite treats so I’m not going to lie to you and say spaghetti squash is an equivalent substitute. It’s kind of crunchy and doesn’t have much flavor, but when you add my homemade tomato sauce and turkey meatballs it tastes a lot more like a pasta dish.

I’ve posted about the tomato sauce before, click here to get the recipe. (Also, this sauce is amazing on quinoa- try it!)

Turkey Meatball Ingredients

Turkey Meatball Ingredients

What You’ll Need:

1 Spaghetti Squash

Olive Oil

1 lb ground turkey

1/2 cup mozzarella

1/3 cup bread crumbs

1 egg

Salt and pepper

Ingredients for Tomato Sauce

What to do: 

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Poke holes all around the spaghetti squash with a knife or fork. Place in oven for an hour.


Meanwhile, make the turkey meatballs. Mix the ground turkey, mozzarella, bread crumbs, egg and salt and pepper into a bowl. Mix the ingredients thoroughly. When mixed, roll into small meatballs.


Warm a pan over medium heat with olive oil. In batches, place the meatballs in the pan until they are crisp and browned all over. Place on a baking sheet. Once all the meatballs are on the baking sheet, put in the oven for about 10 minutes to fully cook.

When the spaghetti squash is done, let cool for a bit and then cut in half. I always cut them horizontally but was just told cutting vertically may be easier (give it a try!). Scrape out the seeds and then, with a fork, scrape the spaghetti squash out.


Put the spaghetti squash, tomato sauce and turkey meatballs together and you got yourself a meal!



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