Tuesday, January 13, 2009

(Mock) Spaghetti & Meat Sauce


This is anything but what you see in the title. The starchy, heavy spaghetti noodles have been replaced with carotene-rich spaghetti squash and the meat sauce is made with ground chicken and spinach. A much healthier version than the original. The best part? You feel comfortably full and energized, not stuffed and tired. My husband does such a great job with meals like this.

What you’ll need
Spaghetti squash
Ground chicken
Spinach
Tomato sauce
Tomato paste
Tomatoes
Onions
Garlic
Italian herbs and spices

What to do
Halve the squash and place face-down on a pan with a bit of water. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. In a pan fry the onions and garlic, then add the ground chicken and cook. Add the tomatoes, sauce, paste, spinach, herbs and spices and simmer. Scoop out the squash onto a plate and top with the sauce. YUMM.

2 comments:

Celine said...

Hi Rachelle!
Hope all is great! :) I'm going to try this on Sat or Sun. After you are done taking out the Spag. Squash, do you mix it all up with butter or just leave it as is and top it with the sauce?

Thanks!
Celine

Rachelle said...

So good to hear from you! Things are good. I asked Ry and he said:

butter! or olive oil - something to keep it from sticking together, kind of like pasta. i would suggest butter over oil probably.

Enjoy! it's super yummy!