Entrees, Healthy, Recipes

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (with Squash) – Recipe

Using spaghetti squash as my go-to substitute for pasta has really grown on me, it’s now my most often used substitute.  If you aren’t a fan of the squash I highly suggest trying out Zoodles as well, these are veggie noddles made out of zucchini.  I’ve had luck finding them at Meijer, Target, and Whole Foods in the produce section next to the cold cases that also feature bean sprouts and egg-roll wrappers.  (I am not being paid to advertise these, I simply like them!)

Making my own spaghetti sauce to go with my “noodles” guarantees less sugar and more overall health benefits such as lower calories and fresher veggies.  Additionally, you’ll save money making your own verses buying the lower sugar canned sauces.  I used to be intimidated by making my own sauce, but it’s actually so easy!  I sweeten mine with just a little bit of Stevia to get rid of the acidic taste and add lots of garlic (optional, I just really love garlic!).

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (with Squash)

Homemade Spaghetti Sauce (with Squash)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef or ground turkey (I normally used ground turkey)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped (or use a variety of peppers)
  • 2-3 TBS minced garlic (varies depending on your taste)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 16 oz can tomato sauce
  • 1 16 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 2 6 oz cans of tomato paste
  • 2/3 cup beef broth (I use a bouillon cube and boiling water)
  • 1 tbsp Stevia
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Parmesan cheese for topping

Instructions

  1. If you are making this with spaghetti squash, cook your spaghetti squash and shred to have ready for the entree.
  2. Saute chopped onion, peppers and minced garlic in olive oil. Add ground beef or turkey and cook until browned.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  4. Serve over top of spaghetti squash. Top with parmesan cheese, if you so desire (but I highly suggest!)

Notes

This can also be done in a crockpot by following steps 1-3 and then leaving to simmer in a crock-pot for up to 8 hours on low.

https://fieldsandheels.com/217/

Tagged , , , , ,