This Easy Baked Spaghetti Squash with Meat Sauce Recipe is an easy recipe using cheeses, ground beef, and jarred spaghetti sauce to make delicious, low carb spaghetti squash boats for dinner.
2 medium spaghetti squash
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, plus extra for topping
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 pound lean ground beef
1 small onion, diced
2 teaspoons minced garlic
24 ounces jarred spaghetti sauce (low carb if you are following a low carb diet)
Salt & Pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking sheet (or oven-safe baking dish) with parchment paper or grease with olive oil or cooking spray. Cut each spaghetti squash in half lengthwise, scoop out the seeds and discard. Place spaghetti squash halves, cut side down on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 45-50 minutes or until tender.
After the spaghetti squash is cooked and cooled slightly to allow you to handle safely, use a fork to gently scrape the insides of each shell to loosen and separate the spaghetti squash strands. Add the spaghetti squash to a large bowl and set aside. Place empty shells back onto the baking sheet and save for later.
Cook the ground beef, diced onion, and minced garlic in a skillet over medium-high heat until the ground beef is thoroughly cooked and browned. Drain off and discard any remaining grease from the meat. Combine the spaghetti sauce with the cooked ground beef and set aside.
Combine both cheeses with the cooked spaghetti squash. Add salt and pepper, to taste. Divide the spaghetti squash mixture equally among the 4 empty squash shell. Divide the meat mixture among the 4 shells, topping the spaghetti squash. Top the meat with extra shredded cheese.
Place the spaghetti squash boats into the oven and bake for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and starting to brown. Remove from the oven, let cool a few minutes and serve.
- Prep Time: 20 minutes
- Cook Time: 1 hour
- Category: Main Dish
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1 spaghetti squash boat
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