Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

As the weather cools down, I find myself craving warm, comforting meals. Today I had an intense craving for meatballs! I have never made them before in my life and I have always enjoyed them. I have started the tradition of going to the farmer’s market every Wednesday in Union Square and my new goal each week has been to buy a vegetable I have never prepared before. I decided to try spaghetti squash. I love the taste and the texture, but I have always been intimidated by it so I never bought it. I decided that tonight’s dinner would be a challenge and since I was not in a rush I would embrace the challenge. This was a very fun and messy meal to make. I definitely recommend this meal when you have plenty of time. This would be a fun and interactive meal to make with kids. It involves getting your hands quite dirty and I think kiddos would be very amused by the way the spaghetti squash flakes off with your fork like strands of hair!! I’m a grown woman and it was very amusing and exciting to me!! This meal is as fun to make as it is to eat!! My kitchen may have looked like a bomb went off in it, but it was totally worth it!! Hearty and delicious, this dish is satisfying and guilt-free!! I didn’t miss the pasta one bit and I didn’t have that bloated feeling you get after spaghetti and meatballs. This recipe is a hit!! 


Savory Meatballs (Prep-10 minutes Cook-15 minutes)

  • 1 Medium Saucepan
  • 1 Oven Pan
  • 1 Jar of Organic all natural Tomato Sauce
  • 1 lb Ground Pork/Beef mix
  • 1/2 cup or less Breadcrumbs (preference)
  • 1 Egg
  • A few dashes Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 Leek finely chopped (white part only)
  • 3-4 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Oregano
  • Salt and Pepper


    1. Get your saucepan out and pour your tomato sauce in.
    2. Season sauce to your preference and leave on burner. Do not turn on yet.
    3. Preheat your oven to 425.
    4. In a large bowl place your ground meat inside.
    5. Add leek and garlic to the bowl.
    6. Add 1 cracked egg.
    7. Add in your breadcrumbs.
    8. Add a few dashes of worcestershire sauce and a moderate sprinkling of garlic powder, oregano and cayenne pepper.
    9. Season generously with salt and pepper.
    10. Time to get messy!!
    11. Mix well with your clean bare hands. Make sure ingredients are evenly distributed.
    12. Get out your ungreased oven pan.
    13. Time to roll!!
    14. Roll meat into small to medium balls and place on oven pan leaving space in between.
    15. Before placing meatballs into the oven, go ahead and get the spaghetti squash prepped and place in microwave (SEE BELOW). This way both are ready together.
    16. Place meatballs in the oven for 15 minutes. Turn halfway.
    17. Turn on your sauce on your stove to medium heat.
    18. Add cooked meatballs into the sauce and mix well.
    19. Once the sauce is bubbling and meatballs are mixed in sauce, you are done!!
    20. Voila!! Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs!!


Spaghetti Squash (15 minutes)

  • 1 Spaghetti Squash
  • 1 Microwave safe dish
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Salt and Pepper


    1. Slice dotted slits lengthwise down the spaghetti squash where you plan to cut it in half.
    2. place on a microwave safe dish and microwave on high for 15 minutes.
    3. Carefully remove hot plate from microwave with proper protective mitts.
    4. Cut spaghetti squash where slits are in half now that it is soft.
    5. Allow to cool for a few minutes.
    6. The fun part!! Remove all seeds with a spoon.
    7. Next, using a fork scrape out both sides of spaghetti squash into a large bowl, it will look just like pasta!
    8. Add a few dabs of unsalted butter and season with salt and pepper.
    9. Mix thoroughly and serve immediately with your delicious meatballs!!

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